DiSTI Delivers Submersible Training for RRC Robotica Submarina

Virtualized Training Application Gives Submersible Maintenance Crew Clear-Cut Assistance on Routine Checks and Procedures

Orlando, FL February 20, 2013

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading developer of interactive 3D software and customized training solutions, has successfully delivered the first virtual maintenance trainer for RRC Robotica Submarina to train personnel on routine maintenance procedures for their fleet of deep sea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). The SIMA ROV virtual task trainer provides a comprehensive training experience integrated directly into the containerized control center that is deployed with each submersible unit.

RRC Robotica Submarina is a Brazilian company that specializes in deep-sea exploration work, as well as training personnel and customers on deep-sea exploration at their Deep Water Education Center. A component of this training is the use of ROVs by their commercial and military customers. With the procurement of several new ROV systems from Schilling Robotics, RRC contracted DiSTI's professional services team to provide a virtual maintenance system called "Sistema de ManutenĂ§Ă£o Avançada" (SIMA), Portuguese for "Advanced System Maintenance." The virtual maintenance trainer provides RRC with an enhanced and cost effective method for training ROV personnel on pre and post operation checks and routine maintenance procedures in a comprehensive easily accessible application prior to live hands-on experience.

DiSTI's professional services team used a combination of GL Studio® and Replic8™ to develop the ROV maintenance training application. GL Studio provided accurate emulations of the intricate user interface of the ROV's control station. Replic8 provided the out of the box interactive 3D lesson framework for rendering and controlling the components of the virtualized ROV.

"RRC Robotica wanted a maintenance training system that could be used whenever the ROVs deploy onboard ship to enable maintenance technicians to train during downtime. Our solution was to install the maintenance training courseware on a computer in the ROV containers that control the actual ROV mission," said Chris Giordano, Director of Global Sales at DiSTI.

"RRC Robotica is delighted with the new SIMA software developed and customized by DiSTI to RRC Robotica. [The] RRC initiative having our maintenance system supported by interactive 3D software such as SIMA is unique worldwide. I am sure our clients will perceive all the benefits including: innovation, professionalism, reduction of human mistakes and maintenance time throughout the years," said Jos© Ramos Duarte Jr., Director President of RRC Robotica Submarina.

For more information on RRC Robotica Submarina, visit http://www.rrc-robotica.com.br/site/.
For more information on GL Studio or Replic8, visit http://www.disti.com/products.
To see a video of the trainer in action, visit http://youtu.be/uaBVJGNV6Lc.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company's flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.

More than 500 customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit http://www.disti.com.

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