June 15, 2023 – ARuVR, an extended reality (XR) training platform for enterprises, has this week announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Mintra, a provider of digital learning solutions to over 4,000 global enterprises, primarily to the maritime, energy and safety-critical industries.
By providing ARuVR’s augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platform and solutions, Mintra customers will benefit from access to immersive and risk-free training, regardless of where they happen to be in the world. ARuVR’s product seamlessly integrates with TrainingPortal, Mintra’s learning and competence management system.
Frank Furnari, CEO & Founder at ARuVR, commented: “Safety-critical and highly regulated industries are embracing training solutions to reduce training risk, drive efficiency and raise standards. Mintra has recognised that our AR and VR platform is the obvious next evolution of training and we look forward to developing this strategic partnership further.”
According to the companies, the combined ARuVR and Mintra proposition will blend both theory and practice to give learners knowledge through eLearning and then practical application within an immersive experience. ARuVR stated that the combination of theory and practice will help to increase learning absorption, engagement and satisfaction as well as improve knowledge retention, with the result being learners are better equipped for the realities of working safely in hazardous environments. In addition to the improvements in workforce knowledge and awareness for learners, businesses may also benefit from efficiencies in reduced training time, travel costs and carbon footprint.
Kevin Short, CEO at Mintra, said: “The partnership with ARuVR gives Mintra a strategic advantage to support our growing global customer base with a leading technology solution which will play an integral part in our blended learning solution going forward. The team at ARuVR has developed a platform which fits perfectly with Mintra’s strategic vision.”
ARuVR stated that its solutions help to solve some of the barriers to widespread adoption and deployment of AR and VR training, by allowing code-free content generation, live real-time and interactive streaming, and ful cross-compatibility across mobile, tablet, desktop and XR devices. The company’s patented platform also allows trainers to simultaneously connect with multiple trainees anywhere in the world.
ARuVR noted that virtual learning is considered critical to the digital transformation goals of many companies operating within the maritime and energy industries, to help attract and retain talent, increase user satisfaction and improve engagement rates, as well as to safely and efficiently upskill and re-skill the existing workforce.
Siren Berge, CTO at Mintra, stated: “At a time when the maritime and energy industries are going through a huge change, it’s important that multi-format compliant training solutions keep pace. The partnership with ARuVR enables Mintra to support our customers with a solution which enriches the training experience while at the same time reduces risk and increases efficiency.”
ARuVR noted that its growing international customer base includes: Aramco, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Bapco, Royal Air Force, Five Guys, ScotRail, NEOM, TechnipFMC, Eneco and PWC. For more information on ARuVR and its XR training solutions for businesses, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: ARuVR / Mintra
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