DiSTI’s Technology Enables F-35 Training at Eglin Air Force Base

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading developer of interactive 3D software and customized training solutions, enabled early training for the Academic Training Center (ATC) at Eglin Air Force Base through advanced virtual maintenance training technology. DiSTI was selected by AAI Services Corporation for development of the F35 Lightning II Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer (ASMT), as one part of the F35 training system that was developed by Lockheed Martin. The ASMT gives the ATC an innovative training method and increases student throughput prior to the aircraft being fielded.

The ASMT provides training for student maintainers with curriculum covering ground operation, maintenance, and testing procedures. Through its latest software tools and processes, DiSTI streamlined the conversion of Computer Aided Design (CAD) data provided by Lockheed Martin to produce a high fidelity and interactive virtual maintenance environment for the ASMT. By creating a lifelike virtual representation of the actual F35 jet and its components, DiSTI worked with AAI to produce a training application that immerses students in a compelling 3D virtual environment.

The desktop trainers such as the Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer, requires each student to follow the procedures of checking out virtual tools, reading the maintenance checklist, and individually performing each task, said Brian Vohl, Lockheed Martins Weapons Instructor.

The 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin has eight basic familiarization courses in session where the students have access to the computer simulators. Student maintainers now have a way to become familiarized with the F35 by working on a virtual aircraft before the actual aircraft is delivered. This comprehensive training solution aided the Air Force students at Eglin to gain their first certificate of completion in the F35 courses for structures, avionics, weapons and crew chief career fields.

This is hugely significant for all services because we are getting our maintainers prepped for when we are fully stoodup for F35 training in the near future, said Col. Andrew Toth, 33rd FW Commander. The classes are another exciting step forward in the 2012 execution year for F35 training.

DiSTIs renowned virtual maintenance training technology has been implemented in numerous high profile programs for the U.S. and foreign militaries, solidifying our position as a leader in the field. The ASMT is no exception. It produces highly realistic virtual training, reduces development time and costs, and gives the students a way to become familiar with the aircraft before they lay their hands on one for the first time, said DiSTI President, Joe Swinski.

Since its delivery to the ATC at Eglin Air Force base, the ASMT has become an integral part of the training curriculum. In March, approximately 100 maintenance students from three branches of service began the inaugural classes for the F35 basic familiarization courses at Eglin AFB. For more information on DiSTIs specialized technology and virtual maintenance training solutions, visit http://www.disti.com.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The companys flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build highfidelity 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 Internetbased courseware and to develop components for safetycritical 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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Online Corporate Training Leader RedVector to Showcase Premier AEC Online Education Solutions at ACEC in Boca Raton

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

RedVector.com, the leader in corporate training solutions and online continuing education for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, will be exhibiting at the ACEC Fall Conference this October 14-17 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Florida. The popular event brings together many leaders in the engineering community.

RedVector will be located at Booth 14 inside the Boca Raton Resort, where visitors can preview what the eLearning company has to offer. RedVectors innovative AEC Learning and Performance Engine incorporates the latest eLearning technology with convenient 24/7 access, full reporting and live client support available seven days a week. In addition, the company boasts the industrys largest online CE & PDH library featuring more than 1,100 interactive and highly engaging courses

The ACEC Fall Conference is a great opportunity to show off what RedVector has been working on this year, including our brand new iPad

SOLiD to Sponsor and Conduct Training at the CIBET Initiative

(PRWEB) September 20, 2012

SOLiD is sponsoring and leading teaching sessions during the Certified In-Building Engineering Technologist (CIBET) training and certification initiative which takes place September 24 28 in Denver, CO. The program will provide a foundation of knowledge to the in-building radio frequency (RF) engineering community by exposing participants both industry newcomers and veterans to the scientific principles associated with Distributed Antenna System (DAS) deployments through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab experience. Held in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, students will, upon successful completion of the course exam, receive three continuing education credits.

The CIBET program is comprised of lectures and demonstrations from equipment manufacturers and system integrators designed to share practical deployment experiences for addressing unique and challenging venue requirements, merging indoor and outdoor environments, DAS noise impacts, interference sources, mitigation techniques and public-safety waveforms, networks and regulations. An optional workshop curriculum includes DAS deployment fundamentals such as RF propagation, waveforms and signals, link budget analysis, RF coverage, and confidence and capacity planning.

As DAS deployments become increasingly complex to support large-scale projects consisting of multiple wireless operators, high bandwidth capacity needs, convergence of both indoor and outdoor coverage spaces and public-safety communications, the level of sophistication required of the RF engineers who design, install and manage these networks similarly increases, said Seth Buechley, President of SOLiD. The first of its kind, the certification program through the CIBET Initiative ensures that current and future RF engineers will possess the sharpest skillsets to deploy and support mission-critical DAS networks.

SOLiD will train students on filtering techniques required for multi-service DAS deployments in which RF signals used by commercial cellular providers and public-safety communications services need to be properly isolated. SOLiD will also explore how DAS network technology and architecture will likely evolve into a single, all-fiber communications platform on which to plug in myriad services including cellular, public safety, WiFi and other applications such as RFID, building automation and more.

To learn more or register for the program, please visit the CIBET website.

About SOLiD

SOLiD is the U.S. operating arm of SOLiD, Inc., a publicly-traded global telecom manufacturer established in 1998 and headquartered in Korea. SOLiD enables reliable coverage and capacity for wireless and wireline telecommunications providers with innovative, patented and robust fiber technology solutions. SOLiD’s distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions ensure dependable coverage within buildings, campuses and venues with support for commercial wireless, public safety radio, private 2-way radio, and paging using just one strand of fiber. SOLiDs fiber multiplexing solutions, based on patented INFINITY tunable laser technology, increase existing fiber capacity more than 16x and reduce CAPEX and OPEX. With innovation as part of its DNA, SOLiD is applying its technology to solve not only today’s challenges but leading the development of next-generation solutions. SOLiDs global customer reach includes major wireless operators, Tier-1 and facilities-based carriers as well as leading hospitals, world-class hotels and resorts, Fortune 500 corporate campuses, international airports, professional sports venues, metropolitan subways and other marquee customer sites. SOLiD is available on the GSA Schedule.

Please subscribe to the SOLiD blog, The Inside Story, for the latest information on industry trends.

For further information please email info(at)solidtechusa.com or call 888-409-9997.

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Hundreds of delegates have benefited from brand training, from UK branding workshop experts Brand Strategy Guru

(PRWEB UK) 7 September 2012

UK brand consultancy firm Brand Strategy Guru has re-launched its programme of in-house brand training workshops in creative-thinking seminars. The workshops, personally presented by the firm’s founder, the consultant and author Simon Middleton, have been attended by hundreds of delegates from corporates, SMEs and non-profit organisations.

“My in-house branding workshops, and those in creative-thinking, have been really popular, so I have decided to offer them again,” explained Simon Middleton.

“There is a range of workshops, from one and two hour sessions through to full day and two-day in-depth training. They work very well with any number of delegates and regardless of the type of organisation,” Middleton added.

The Build A Brand In 30 Days workshop, based on Middleton’s popular book of the same name, is an inspiring and accessible introduction to branding, designed for anyone who wants to use brand effectively. Available in both half-day and full-day formats, the programme gives a thorough grounding in branding, with content that can be put into effect immediately in any organisation.

The Creative Thinking Laboratory is a stimulating and practical half-day workshop designed to promote creative-thinking, innovation and skilled problem-solving for all teams, departments and organisations.

Other short in-house courses available include:

The Brand Builder: aimed at larger corporate teams.
The Purposer: which takes leaders of an organisation or business to the heart of what their business is trying to achieve.
The Creative Power Hour: an exciting short-workshop which stimulates everybody to think more creatively.

Previous clients of Simon Middleton’s workshops have included some of the best known brands in the UK, including Aviva, British Airways, Comic Relief, Oxfam and Pret A Manger, and many others.

Further information:

Brand Strategy Guru, based in the UK, is a small team of highly experienced brand strategy advisers, marketing planners, and brand storytellers.

The consultancy provides strategic brand advice, end to end brand solutions, market research and marketing planning, as well as training.

Founder and CEO Simon Middleton is one of the best known independent brand strategists and brand experts in the UK. He is the author of three successful brand and marketing books, and appears regularly in the media (Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, The Politics Show, Sky News and many others) commenting on brand issues.

Further details can be found at http://www.brandstrategyguru.com or by emailing info(at)brandstrategyguru(dot)com

Infinite Skills | Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video Course Provides Beginner-Ready Training in BIM Software

(PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Training development company InfiniteSkills Inc has announced its new Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video Course, designed to provide a convenient and professional guide to the fundamentals of the industry-leading BIM (Building Information Modeling) solution.

The course includes 89 lessons covering topics from importing CAD files created in other programs to rendering finished models ready for virtual walkthroughs. Available on DVD-ROM or as a direct download from the InfiniteSkills website, the 6.5 hour tutorial uses a self-directed learning model to allow viewers to learn entirely at their own pace.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Tutorial Video – Training Course for Beginners

Beginning with a basic introduction to BIM concepts and the Revit family of software, the Revit Architecture 2013 training first goes through the program’s user interface, examining the ribbon, project browser and key menus used in professional building design. Next, author Jay Polding moves into project setup, helping viewers work with location settings and CAD imports to create a toposurface and raw outline of the structure to be built, a dinosaur-themed museum that serves as a common model throughout the course.

The Revit training moves piece by piece through viable building design, showing how to create walls, floors, stairs, roofs, ceilings and more. As each component is covered, the Revit tutorials examine the most common professional approaches as well as variations the viewer is likely to encounter in real world projects.

New Digital Marketer RAW Training Available Online Now and Shows How to Create an App in Five Minutes

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2012

The latest RAW Training from Digital Marketer has been produced and is being made available for members of DMs subscription programs on the companys website.

Appify Your Blog: How to Create an iTunes-Ready App in Five Minutes is the title of the most recent live webinar training, and its recorded version has been published on DigitalMarketer.com to help businesses get their content in front of Apples millions of mobile users in the iTunes App Store.

In this training, Digital Marketers founder/CEO, Ryan Deiss, and the Lead Designer of the DM Build Team, Kevin Clanton, are going to show marketers how to turn their blog into an app ready for submission to the App Store in literally five minutes.

The RAW Training covers the tools that allow marketers to create apps with little to no computer programming knowledge. The powers of the Internet never cease to amaze, and businesses can create an addictive app that users access on a daily basis, maybe even more.

Appify Your Blog will also show how to submit an app to iTunes and get their product within one click of Apples 300 million credit card-wielding customers. Even beyond that, the Raw Training will share super effective tactics for using the app to generate valuable sales leads with very little HTML know-how.

A recent blog post on Digital Marketers own daily-updated site reiterated the importance of this feature, saying that if you dont have an app in the iTunes store, its high time you got one.

Digital Marketer encourages topic or trend investigation ideas from viewers and followers, so comments and feedback is welcomed across all of DMs channels and outlets, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Digital Marketer releases informational and educational materials to help businesses and entrepreneurs gain insight and information on the trends, data, and strategies that can take them to the top of their industry. Through their RAW Training courses, strategic plans, blogs, newsletters, site reviews, and Special Reports, Digital Marketer supercharges every single marketing campaign it touches. For more information, visit DigitalMarketer.com.

Vulkan Forge Selects Strategic Training Partner

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

Vulkans Forge Consulting Ltd., also known as Vulkan Forge, announced that Ground Floor Partners, a Chicago-based boutique management consulting firm, has been selected as a strategic partner in the area of marketing training.

Ground Floor Partners will work closely with Vulkan Forge on the development of the marketing training modules, with a heavy emphasis on promoting marketing best practices, including metrics and benchmarking.

Vulkan Forge recently negotiated a contract with the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development to deliver management training to six eligible companies through its TIFWorks program. One of the first companies selected is a local architectural metals firm with over 30 years of experience.

According to Dylan Tuttle, founder of Vulkan Forge, We chose Ground Floor Partners for their expertise in marketing and market research. The principal’s technical and scientific background is aligned with our focus on process improvement. We intend to jointly develop content that is relevant and compelling to professionals seeking a competitive advantage.

TIFWorks stimulates the success of local companies by promoting innovation and continuous improvement. The Vulkan Forge training curriculum includes four modules with a focus on three areas: Operations Management, Business Marketing, and Cost Accounting. Vulkan Forge takes a systems approach that works on the tactical and strategic levels of the organization. To ensure that benefits are realized, they also benchmark results through long-term monitoring of appropriate metrics.

While the principles of process improvement have their origin in manufacturing, they have been successfully applied in transportation, warehousing, wholesale trade, and construction. Success requires the integration of concrete metrics from beginning to end.

Vulkan Forge links operational metrics to financial performance and aligns business processes with strategy, adding to their clients bottom-line through practical process improvement.

Ground Floor Partners is a boutique Chicago management consulting firm specializing in market research, analysis and strategic planning.

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Falcon Containers Awarded C-IED Mout Training Complex Project by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 12, 2012

Falcon Containers, a leading provider of repurposed shipping containers, announced their recent military prime contract award to provide training systems and structures for the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), 27th Special Operations Wing (27 SOW), Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico.

The Military Operations program and Urban Operations Department at Falcon Containers will be responsible for the Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training site development, which will allow full mission profiles, designed to defeat the tactical challenges of improvised explosive devices (IED) as well as the strategic challenges of defeating the network that emplaces the IEDs.

We are excited and honored to be working with the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and to be part of this effort that enhances MOUT training for our warfighters. Training increases the success of their missions and their safe return home, said Mario Ravelo, VP Military Training Programs, Urban Operations Training at Falcon Containers.

This military project will give Falcon Containers the opportunity to bring together much of our expertise in repurposing shipping containers, including self fabrication, design and installation. The end result will be a simulated city made of containers, said Stephen Shang, CEO, Falcon Containers. This prime contract exceeds $ 13 million worth of military training structures and will consist of the design, fabrication, installation and integration of more than 570 containers into more than 350 buildings and associated instrumentation, control and after action review facilities. Falcon Containers will be locating these structures on Melrose Air Force Range (MAFR) in Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico.

The training system is funded by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and procured by 1st Lieutenant Kyle J. Gagnon, Flight Commander of the Commodities section for the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron (27 SOCONS), Cannon AFB. It is essential as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and enemy tactics continue to evolve, the training facilities offered at MAFR must also evolve to ensure the highest level of training support, said 1st Lieutenant Gagnon.

Several Department of Defense Special Operations Forces (SOF) Components to include AFSOC, United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC), and interagency organizations will train on MAFR in joint operations designed to enhance their skill sets in support of their missions. The dynamic capability of this requirement allows changes to the complex layout; thereby providing updated scenarios based upon the ever-evolving IED tactics, techniques and procedures employed by todays insurgents. All of the environments include extensive C-IED problem sets and simulators as well as realistic environmental additions such as sight, sound, and smell generators configured in a way to provide the utmost realistic tactical situations encountered in the deployed environments. Specific areas in each environment contain audio and visual sensors to digitally record and play back the actual scenarios performed by ground and aircrews for after action review on how they communicate with each other to establish lessons learned through synchronicity of operations.

Completion of this requirement will bring a tremendous capability to Cannon AFB. Falcon Containers proposed a high level of technical capabilities and cost-effective value to this project. We are very confident Falcon Containers will do a great job and we are thrilled to get started, said 1st Lieutenant Gagnon.

About Falcon Containers:

Founded in 2003, Falcon Containers repurposes shipping containers to simplify their customers operations. Applications include portable storage containers, military training assets, customized conex containers, and shipping container homes. Falcon has served numerous customers in the Central Texas area and the US Department of Defense throughout the United States. More information can be found at http://www.FalconContainers.com.

About Canon Air Force Base and Melrose Air Force Range:

Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Clovis, New Mexico. It is under the jurisdiction of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The Melrose Air Force Range (MAFR) is the primary training range for the host unit at Cannon -the 27th Special Operations Wing (27 SOW) assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The 27 SOW plans and executes specialized and contingency operations using advanced aircraft, tactics and air refueling techniques to infiltrate and supply special operations forces (SOF) and provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and close air support in support of SOF operations. More information can be found at http://www.cannon.af.mil.

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Accelerate launched – major internal communication training initiative to improve comms practitioner strategy skills

(PRWEB UK) 5 July 2012

The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and communication training specialist Gatehouse Academy have joined forces to launch Accelerate a fast-track masterclass that puts communicators on the path to success when tackling strategic internal communication.

As internal communicators move on in their career, what makes them stand out from the crowd is their ability to translate organisational objectives into meaningful communication strategy and implement this smoothly, taking senior managers and colleagues with them.

The Accelerate masterclass has been designed to help practitioners achieve just that, providing a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of strategic internal communication within a short time frame two blocks of two days.

Subjects covered include: the fundamentals of planning; hardwiring communication to organisational objectives; choosing and using the right channels; driving engagement through leaders; becoming a trusted advisor; leading organisations through transition; managing projects effectively; creativity for communicators; and research and evaluation.

This internal communication course is fast-paced, interactive and pragmatic with a focus on equipping delegates to deliver practical solutions while also covering the vital theory. It includes techniques and insights to fine-tune those vital people skills.

Going forward, the programme offers ongoing benefits and networking opportunities for course alumni.

In addition to the training expertise of the two organisations, Accelerate is able to draw on the detailed competency framework developed by the Institute in its capacity as the professional body for IC practitioners and Gatehouses extensive experience as a leading full-service agency of advising major clients in the UK and overseas.

Institute chief executive Steve Doswell said: Internal communication has a higher status than ever before but, for the function and individual practitioners to reach their full potential, they must make a genuine contribution to achieving organisational objectives and add real value whatever the challenges. Accelerate provides key knowledge and confidence required to make this happen.

We are delighted to be working with Gatehouse on this programme which is fully integrated with our other training and development offerings and further contributes to the Institutes objective of providing learning solutions for a spectrum of career stages and circumstances.

Gatehouse director Lee Smith commented: This is an exciting collaboration focused on providing delegates with practical tools and techniques, alongside robust theory, that they can use from day one back in the workplace.

Considerable emphasis is placed on people skills as the ability to persuade, influence and ultimately become a trusted advisor is something that really makes a successful communicator stand out.

The first Accelerate course will run in central London in October.

In addition to being available as an open course, the programme can also be offered on an exclusive basis for in-house teams.

Further information is available at http://www.gatehousegroup.co.uk/accelerate or email sue(at)ioic.org(dot)uk

The Institute of Internal Communication is the only UK professional body solely dedicated to supporting internal communication practitioners throughout their career, and promoting best practice in the function, through training and development, events, awards, networking and the development of knowledge and research.


Gatehouse Academy is the dedicated training arm of fast-growing communication consultancy Gatehouse. Launched in 2009, it provides training, coaching and professional development support for professional communicators, line managers and aspiring leaders across a wide range of sectors, including central government, financial and professional services, FMCG and oil and gas.


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