Shell has announced that its Digital Realities team will work with EON Reality to adopt mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions across the global business.
Manchester, UK, November 2 2018 – Shell has selected EON Reality, following a scan of the global VR and AR enterprise solutions market. This led to extensive testing of Virtual Trainer, part of the EON Reality connected learning AVR platform.
The AVR Platform provides Shell a central delivery platform, allowing knowledge transfer, through experiential training in VR and will support multiple applications across Shell.
“Shell is on a digital transformation journey. AR/VR is a key linking technology in that helps us visualise data and environments and make them tangible for our operational staff,” said Michael Kaldenbach, who leads the deployment of Digital Realities at Shell.
“Liquid intelligence is what the next generation excels at, we want to use their skillsets at Shell, so we have designed a learning portfolio that fits their way of learning, not vice versa”.
Shell plans to target key uses cases where Virtual Trainer provides an efficient solution that can be scaled, rather than used in only a single facility.
Immersive training in VR can be made available on demand, via Virtual Trainer lessons and can negate the costs of production or operational shutdown for training and offer global, preparatory training for high risk, HSSE emergencies.
“Shell are not alone in the desire to match learning strategy with multiple VR and AR training applications that is scalable. As VR and AR goes mainstream in enterprise companies like Shell, the connected platform solution is needed to move beyond silos of departmental activity and support systematic delivery of targeted applications, which have been selected to tackle real business issues.”
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The EON Reality Virtual Trainer (VT) solution has been designed to meet the growing demand for Virtual Reality systems to be ‘Connected’ and become an everyday component of an enterprise IT landscape.
As a SaaS offering, the AVR Platform and its constituent products allow enterprises to quickly scale their VR or AR knowledge transfer capabilities without the need for additional infrastructure or development to capture performance data.
About Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.