Simulation Australia Project Innovation Award
The Project Innovation Award is a prestigious national competition that recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in simulation projects around Australia. The award is presented to the simulation project that has achieved outstanding results in one or more of the following categories: applied research, planning, design, operations/management, and small projects.
2012 Project Innovation Award - Virtual Reality Technologies: Third Generation Training Program
Virtual Reality Technologies (VRT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Coal Services. The organisational purpose is to protect the mine worker and VRT support this commitment through continuous improvement in the field of virtual reality simulation training. The latest 3G software provides, by far, the world’s most advanced simulator, specialising in open cut and underground mine training. This training is assisting the NSW coal mining industry to move towards a culture of zero harm.
This unique simulation innovation has been the culmination of a number of teams working closely together to deliver this successful training solution to the coal industry, ensuring the Coal Services purpose “To Protect” is achieved. VRT would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of their software developer, QinetiQ, who worked patiently with them to develop this unique third generation training solution, providing the foundation for the future. This software needs a high level projection system and they are delighted with the Christie Digital system installed and supported by VR Solutions. Lastly VRT has needed quality technical solutions for all their three types of VR platforms and they are grateful to ImmersaView for their support.
Alisha Fisher (Chief Executive Officer for Simulation Australia), Matthew Farrelly,
Bruce Dowsett, Matthew Fanning, and Adrian Smith (Chairman for Simulation Australia)