British technology company Immerse has been working on its virtual reality (VR) training solution, the Virtual Enterprise Platform or Immerse VEP for the past six years. It has been available to select clients such as BP, Shell, DHL, GE Healthcare and Facebook for the last three, today seeing the platform’s official launch for other companies to adopt.
Immerse VEP is an open VR platform designed to help businesses create their own training solutions which can then be measured and scaled as required. Content can then be deployed to hundreds of headsets like Oculus Quest or HTC Vive as the software is hardware agnostic.
Clients can import existing VR content if they have any or use Immerse VEP’s content creation tools’ software development kit (SDK) to build their own. Once deployed companies can then gather training data – with Immerse saying ’30 data points per user per second’ are captured – to further improve performance.
“We have been working closely with our clients to create an enterprise VR platform that really answers the needs of businesses and is truly flexible, usable and scalable,” said Justin Parry, Co-founder and COO of Immerse in a statement. “VR is such a powerful learning tool, and we want to make it available to as many businesses as possible, especially at a time when technology for effective remote-learning is so critical and businesses are seeking ways of building the resilience of their workforce.”
“Any VR content can be used on our platform, meaning it can be securely deployed to all employees via standalone VR headsets, with data gathered centrally,” Parry continues. “This user flow is groundbreaking: it simply doesn’t exist anywhere else. Many business leaders and training professionals already recognise the transformative power of VR, but a solution for enterprise needs to be practical, results-driven, and long-term. This platform has the potential to push VR into the heart of enterprise, making it accessible on a whole new scale.”
Immerse offers a free trial of the VEP SDK to get potential clients acquainted with the system. Training is a major accelerator in the commercial adoption of VR technology, with others in the field including ElevateXR and Bodyswaps.