On 17 January, the DiSTI Corporation announced a strategic partnership with Havelsan to jointly develop 3D virtual training solutions. Havelsan, based in Ankara, Turkey, is a private company, specialising in systems integration in the areas of defence, aerospace and IT, and a division of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation.
Due to the growing global demand for virtual training solutions as companies look for innovative ways to improve training their workforce; DiSTI is now expanding their global reach through a select number of strategic partnerships to develop new industry solutions. Havelsan and DiSTI will address the demand in timely and cost effective manner through the partnership. Havelsan will work with DiSTI to build a joint Havelsan/DiSTI Virtual Training Center of Excellence in Ankara, Turkey, which will deliver training and certification courses and to provide customers with a facility to conduct rapid demonstration development and prototyping.
“Havelsan is experiencing a growing demand for virtual training systems from customers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as they modernise their defense systems," Havelsan Vice President of Training and Simulation Technologies, Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar, commented. "We have worked with DiSTI products for many years in the development of our simulation products and recently delivered a programme using DiSTI’s VE Studio for building a virtual training solution for the F-16 aircraft. Based on the success of this project, we have decided to expand our relationship with DiSTI and establish a strategic partnership to standardise on using VE Studio as a technology platform and co-market our solutions to customers requiring virtual training solutions. Having a facility and expertise closer to our customers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East will increase our ability to support our customers and win new programs. We are very excited about the potential for virtual training technology and our partnership with DiSTI."
Training and enablement professionals today need the flexibility to deliver content any time of day, around the world, using a variety of delivery platforms such as classroom desktops, mobile laptops or tablets. They have a need to use the latest immersive technology such as mixed, virtual or augmented reality via a cohesive development platform. DiSTI’s VE Studio uses a database-driven approach to develop and manage content and training procedures. It interfaces with commercial rendering engines such as Unity to provide flexible and robust virtual environments.
“We are very pleased that Havelsan has chosen to develop their virtual training solutions exclusively with VE Studio and look forward to collaborating with them in the development of virtual training solutions. Developing and managing content is key to a successful delivery and increasing training and field service delivery ROI,” John Cunningham, Chief Revenue Officer, DiSTI, concluded.