ITI VR Crane Simulator wins LEEA Award for Innovation

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

ITI partnered with Crosby UK to provide demonstrations of the ITI VR crane simulator at the 2018 LiftEx & LEEA Awards event held in November in Milton Keynes, UK.  At the LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) Awards Dinner, which celebrates the lifting industry's greatest achievements, ITI VR was awarded the 2018 Innovative Product of the Year Award.

It has been over a year since Nobles announced their international distribution agreement with ITI (USA) to exclusively distribute their VR Crane Simulators to the Australian and New Zealand markets.  The ITI crane training VR simulator is used in conjunction with traditional instruction and competency assessment programs and features hundreds of training and testing scenarios for crane operators of all skill levels.

Since launching the first desktop VR crane simulator at the 2017 Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Conference, Nobles went on to launch the motion base simulator at the 2018 CICA conference.  The motion base VR simulator provides a true in-crane-cab experience that includes responsive foot pedals, realistic crane operator chair, robust hand controls and full-motion platform.  The motion base is ideally paired with ITI's new VR Tower Crane simulator, which is scheduled for public release in February.

ITI VR Motion Base on display at the 2018 CICA Conference

ITI’s “simulation as a service” model allows VR system subscribers to access new crane types, scenarios, and features on a continual basis.  Activities include pre-lift inspections, basic and advanced lifting operations, hand signals and voice commands, catastrophic equipment failure, extreme environmental conditions, obstacle courses and operator assessments.

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