GlobalSim is pleased to announce that it has recently contracted with the University of Piraeus in Athens, Greece to provide simulators for a training and research center. The University will be receiving two GlobalSim simulators – a Full Mission simulator and a smaller system designed to train RoRo operators.
The Full Mission simulator heading to Piraeus will have interchangeable functionality to train equipment operators on Ship-to-Shore Cranes, Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes, Straddle Carriers, Container Handlers, and Forklifts. The system includes a proprietary motion base that will provide accurate full-cab motion and haptics specific to each crane model. Additionally, the Full Mission system will be equipped with a Varjo XR-3 mixed reality headset delivering photorealistic visuals to students as they train and practice on the system.
The smaller RoRo system also features virtual reality and includes a built-in curriculum designed to train drivers.
GlobalSim Vice President of Sales, Brad Ball, was recently in Greece to finalize details of the project: “Our team is excited to deliver these simulators to University of Piraeus. We’ve been collaborating with the University for a couple of years and these simulators represent not only an achievement for the University and GlobalSim, but also the beginning of a new era as the training and curriculum on these systems are game changers”. Ball continues, “the systems that are being constructed for Greece are loaded with technology and new features that will provide super-realistic training in a safe environment.”
Professor Maria Boile of the University of Piraeus leads the project for University of Piraeus and was instrumental in helping to research and bring the simulators to Piraeus. She remarks: “We are delighted that after several months of intensive research and collaboration with the industry, and following a successful bid to the Public Investment Program, we now have the opportunity to bring world class training equipment to Piraeus.”
She adds “new trends and developments, including the technological advancement and the digital transformation of the ports, freight transport and the logistics industry exert increasing pressures for training and re-training of the workforce. The new systems provided by GlobalSim will enhance our capability to support workforce training and provide technical and scientific support to companies and institutions. It will broaden and deepen our understanding and enhance our research activity on human – machine interaction.”
Both GlobalSim simulators are currently being constructed and tested at GlobalSim headquarters near Salt Lake City, UT. They are scheduled for final testing and installation in early 2022.
About GlobalSim: GlobalSim, Inc. is an employee-owned company that specializes in developing and manufacturing high-end simulators. Widely recognized throughout the world as the leading provider of crane simulators, GlobalSim is focused on developing training systems for the port, construction, industrial, and military markets.
About University of Piraeus: The University of Piraeus is a Public University and one of the leading Academic Institutions in Greece. It was founded in 1938 as “School for Industrial Studies”. Today, through its academic units, it provides teaching, research, and service in the fields of economics, business and international studies, maritime and industrial studies, finance and statistics, information and communication technologies.