Revtra Pro Inc., a trailblazer in educational technology, has offered the latest innovation in training with its virtual reality (VR) program developed by Filipino IT Company, Seaversity.
Revtra Chairman Jae Jung Jang said the company has brought innovative approach in improving the competence of Filipino seafarers by utilizing modern technologies for distance learning and e-learning, the state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced simulators from Kongsberg.
“We are the brain, the operator of the ship. The world is asking the Philippines for quality officers. Revtra has come to help upgrade the quality of Philippine maritime and training, Capt. Jang said.
Seaversity is the technology provider of Revtra in terms of e-learning and virtual reality programs. All training facilities and equipment of Revtra were engineered to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
“We are proud of Filipino advanced innovative equipment especially, the e-learning powered by Seaversity,” Jang said.
The e-learning shortens classroom time by 50 percent by providing the Filipino seafarers with tools that allow them to learn in their homes or anywhere at any given time.
Seaversity CEO Engr. Ephraim dela Cerna said Revtra has pioneered the use of proudly Filipino designed VR programs in maritime education aimed at enhancing seafarers’ skills in highly technical and sometimes high-risk jobs.
“Trainees get to immerse in a virtual environment without compromising their safety and in the process, making trainings more effective and cost-efficient for companies,” he said.
Dela Cerna said the VR walkthroughs use 3D VR technology. The trainees can explore the decks of a virtual ship. Life-size elements and high-end rendering of actual ship complete with interior and exterior images of the vessel, its engines and other components, which allow trainees a better understanding of depth and scale of the ship.
“In VR, the immersive experience brings the trainees to respond in a virtual environment, as if he is present in an actual ship,” he said.
Revtra has the first VR unit in the Philippines that can teach engineers the engine overhauling while in the classroom.
Revtra offers e-learning as the ultimate solution for the time consuming mandatory trainings of officers.
Revtra believes in flexible and accessible education, which is realized by customizable modules that supports both training and assessment for individual accounts to better track their progress.
“In Revtra, we focus on creating a quality and learner–centered experience. Revtra is a believer in the value of quality education for a progressive nation,” Jang said.
Revtra also has full bridge and engine simulator, which aims to educate trainees with realistic mock-ups of actual ship operations. The simulator features a 360-degree view of the bridge. Various cases were illustrated for varying bridge configurations, weather or maneuvering strategies.