Thanks to everyone who visited ForgeFX Simulations at ConExpo – Con/Agg 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada last month. ConExpo is the largest trade show in the United States, and this year’s show spanned a record 2.8 million-plus net square feet of exhibits, with a record 2,800+ exhibitors.
|130,000 industry professionals from over 150 different countries.|
ForgeFX was proud to present our virtual reality (VR) industrial training simulators to as many of the 125,000+ attendees as possible. VR-based training simulators immerse users in virtual environments, and with virtual equipment, in ways traditional screen-based simulators cannot. The combination of stereoscopic 3D, positional tracking, head-tracking, hand tracking, and real-world controls delivers highly interactive and impactful simulators that prepare operators for real-world operation. The aerial boom lift simulator that we developed for JLG was a real crowd pleaser, located at the ForgeFX booth, the JLG booth and the Tech Experience pavilion.
|ForgeFX Simulations demonstrating their VR-based training simulators at ConExpo 201.|
JLG Immersive Trainer
In addition to demonstrating the aerial boom lift at our booth, JLG Industries had 2 instances of the simulator running at their booth. We networked these 2 simulation stations together and developed a fully interactive multi-user environment so that attendees could compete against each other in real-time for the best score, or collaborate to accomplish tasks together.
|JLG Industries, Immersive Training Simulator|
|Operating a JLG aerial work platform in virtual reality.|
New Technology at ConExpo
JLG’s virtual reality training simulator takes place on an actual boom platform complete with the controls that are used to operate the real-world equipment. Watch the first of JLG’s daily recaps for a peek at their live demos, interactive exhibits and equipment advancements that will redefine the future of access.
From solar-powered roadways, to the first-ever 3D printed excavator, to virtual reality training simulators, the Tech Experience at ConExpo 2017 was a 75,000 square foot immersive, future-forward showcase that allowed attendees to see what’s possible tomorrow, today.
|JLG’s aerial work platform simulator at the ConExpo 2017 Tech Experience.|
ForgeFX’s virtual reality simulators familiarize operators with machine controls and operation, while helping to reduce the possibility of mistakes and accidents on real-world job sites. VR-based simulators appeal to the next generation of trainees by providing them with cutting-edge, fun, interactive and highly-immersive training.