In this edition of Behind the Simulator we explore the innovation that takes place at VSTEP. Our most recent development within our NAUTIS product line is the new portable simulator product. This solution was developed in cooperation with 360-Control.
Following the incredible technological advancements of the last decennia, the world has changed in unprecedented ways. Our devices are becoming increasingly convenient and efficient in their use. This is due to the steady growth in processing power and decrease in hardware sizes. These technological advances give VSTEP the tools needed to continuously improve its products. One of VSTEP’s goals is to minimize the hardware needed to run our NAUTIS and RescueSim products, making our products more affordable and convenient. Through constant strategic innovation and software optimization, VSTEP was able to make a breakthrough in hardware minimization. This led to the introduction of a whole new training solution: portable simulators.
Up until now, virtual maritime training could be attained by purchasing a simulator or by personally visiting a training center. While these solutions are incredibly effective, we believe that maritime simulation training can also be made convenient; all without any added costs. In cooperation with 360-Control, a Dutch tug simulator training center, VSTEP developed a portable tug simulator. This development is not only a monumental achievement for VSTEP, it is also the world’s first portable tug simulation training solution.