Transas partners with XVR Simulation on safety and security

(SINGAPORE) — Transas has announced a new strategic cooperation with XVR Simulation to expand its maritime training capabilities and to deploy common complex projects in the safety and security simulation market. Transas and XVR Simulation have just entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was officially signed on the first day of the Transas Simulation User Conference 2016 in Singapore. The two market sector leaders will work close together to extend offers for existing and future customers of both parties.

Transas and XVR Simulation are currently exploring technical integration for a range of specific training needs. One of the common solutions for the large customer base of Transas is an advanced firefighting training solution. It is developed in accordance with the STCW requirements, as this type of training became compulsory for seafarers worldwide.

Emergency and crisis response training is a widely discussed topic in various maritime sectors. Now, thanks to the new cooperation and the companies’ combined strengths in simulation and training, the customers will benefit from the advanced instructor application, impressive amount of emergency-related objects, precise modeling and powerful gaming engine with graphics.

Another opportunity provided by Transas together with XVR Simulation is damage control training on board ships inside a virtual environment. It allows training on ship familiarization, emergency command and control scenarios. It also enables training in fighting against damages during incident control situations, which includes firefighting, flood fighting and injuries, and any other critical damages.

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the newly established Transas Academy, said: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership, as we see great opportunities in the future of incident control management training solutions in the maritime domain. XVR Simulation has a proven record addressing crisis management tools mainly for shore-based incident services and together with Transas' strong footprint in the maritime training market, we will extend our combined offerings to our existing and future customers.”

“We are proud to partner with Transas,” said Joost Beerthuis, CEO of XVR Simulation. “We believe that with this cooperation, the maritime industry will benefit from the combined training solutions, which have great benefits for everyone who has safety and security as their priority.”

XVR Simulation is a Dutch company that confidently holds its position as a European and Asia-Pacific market leader in simulation software for the public safety and security sector. In particular, it provides virtual reality training software for safety and security. It offers incident command simulation solutions and now breaking through the maritime training industry. XVR Simulation provides four core modules based on the same technological platform: 3D On-Scene Simulator, Resource Management Simulator, Control Room Simulator, and Crisis Media Simulator.

By Professional Mariner Staff