September 1, 2021 – PIXO, an extended reality (XR) solutions company, has recently announced a strategic partnership with Energy Worldnet, Inc. (EWN), a Texas, US-based training and safety solutions company, to provide virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR, AR, and MR) training technology solutions to EWN’s global clientele.
EWN will leverage PIXO’s XR content distribution and analytics platform, ‘PIXO Apex’, to increase its XR solutions offering, beyond its current proprietary VR modules, according to PIXO.
Commenting on the partnership, Coleman Sterling, EWN’s CEO, said: “We are very proud to be collaborating with PIXO VR. Our complimentary services will not only increase workplace safety but will also create a level of learner engagement and knowledge transfer like never before.” He added, “PIXO VR is a leader in their space, just as EWN is a leader in ours. This collaboration will have positive impacts across multiple industries. I am confident that this hybrid training engagement model will result in a decrease in workplace accidents and incidents, as is our goal with each of our training activities.”
PIXO’s Apex platform is a patent-pending, end-to-end, cloud-based platform that the company launched in summer 2020. According to PIXO, Apex allows organizations to access, distribute, and manage all of their XR training across numerous global endpoints and thousands of devices and users, all from one secure, easy-to-use, web-based portal. The company added that it anticipates the Apex platform, along with EWN’s industry-specific solutions, will bring much added value to the energy sector.
The benefits of using XR in the workplace are becoming increasingly apparent as the technology improves. For example, XR can enable training programs to provide real-world scenarios without real-world risk, reduce training expenses, allow educators to easily adjust experiences on the fly, provide greater training standardization, and even offer remote learning opportunities for employees.
“XR provides more immersive, interactive, and meaningful experiences for everyone, especially those now entering the workforce, who have grown up with this technology through gaming and entertainment,” said PIXO Founder and CEO, Sean Hurwitz. “Apex makes XR for training, design, collaboration, and endless other uses more affordable and accessible to companies, developers, associations and resellers, helping to grow the industry.”
This week PIXO and EWN will be attending their first event to promote the newly announced partnership, at the Alabama Natural Gas Association’s Natural Gas Fall Workshop at Leak City in Athens, AL. This event will allow EWN and PIXO to showcase the VR technologies and content designed to move the industry forward.
For more information on PIXO and its Apex extended reality platform, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: PIXO VR
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