HP and DiSTI Join Forces to Reinvent Enterprise Training Using Virtual Reality

Source : Embedded Computing Design



To address the growing demand for high-impact, cost-effective virtual reality (VR) training, HP Inc. today announced an alliance with the DiSTI Corporation, a leading global provider of VR and advanced human machine interface development solutions. The companies will work together to develop unique VR training solutions for enterprise customers, with a specific focus on maintenance and operations training for complex systems such as vehicle, aircraft and industrial equipment.

VR has become an effective training tool across many industries and it’s expected to grow to an $18 billion market by 2022(1). VR developers can create and interact with complex simulations, a form of participatory learning that’s more effective than traditional training programs. With HP’s Z VR Backpack, the most powerful wearable PC VR ever created, training becomes more seamless and realistic with an untethered VR experience. VR training has also been shown to positively impact employee recruiting and retention(2) for enterprise customers.

“Virtual reality is creating tremendous opportunities for companies to reinvent workflows and unleash innovation. HP has built powerful commercial VR capabilities and we’re excited to work with industry-leading partners like DiSTI to create the immersive experiences of the future,” said Jay Fraser, global head of VR for training, HP Inc. “HP’s versatile and high-powered devices, combined with DiSTI’s VE Studio® development platform, will empower customers to create cost-effective VR training solutions that safely replicate real-world environments and processes in rich detail.”

Starting today, HP and DiSTI will offer end-to-end enterprise virtual training solutions(3) – from development to deployment - based on HP’s VR-ready hardware and DiSTI’s VE Studio® Development Platform. Customers can use the VE Studio suite to develop their own virtual training applications or have DiSTI and HP professional services teams assist in designing and building their solutions. HP’s comprehensive hardware portfolio features HP Z Desktop Workstations, including the most powerful workstations on the planet(4) – the HP Z8 Workstation; the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation, and the HP Z VR Backpack, the world’s first professional wearable VR PC(5). VE Studio® enables rapid and cost-effective development and creates accurate hands-on experiences while HP hardware seamlessly delivers them via fast processing power and h