Future-Proofing Training Systems: How Today’s Solutions Can Work with Tomorrow’s Hardware.

Training systems need to be useful for many years. VR technology, in contrast, changes a couple of times per year. This creates a challenge for integrators. Today’s hardware might not be available in a few years. There may be significant benefits to using newer hardware. The original project team might no longer be available to integrate this new hardware.

Beyond deployment, the ability to change hardware is also important to development.

The need for interchangeable hardware is not new. When you buy a new printer, you don’t have to change your word processor. Graphics cards are pretty much ‘plug and play’.

Virtual reality devices can have the same benefits. Standards efforts such as OpenXR are working to address these problems. Middleware platforms like OSVR provide solutions today. Solutions like VRPN have become de-facto industrial standards for certain types of devices.

This talk will describe the problem of future-proofing training systems. It will review existing solutions for this problem and describe ongoing efforts. It will describe effective strategies to keep training systems current.

Yuval Boger, CEO, Sensics

Yuval (“VRguy”) Boger is a leading authority on VR/AR technology and is the CEO of Sensics.

He joined Sensics in 2006 to help take VR from the lab to the market. He brings his unique technical experience and market expertise to the benefit of consumer electronics, out-of-home entertainment, industrial, defense and academic leaders to help them shape the art of the possible in VR.

He is a key architect of OSVR, the open-source virtual reality initiative, co-author of multiple VR-related patents and a sought-after expert speaker.

Yuval shares his thoughts about VR technology and the VR market at his popular blog www.vrguy.net

Before Sensics, Yuval was CEO of Oblicore, an enterprise software company (now part of Computer Associates), CEO of Unwired Express, a provider of context-sensitive wireless data platform, General Manager at RADCOM [NASDAQ: RDCM], and co-founder of Talia Technology, a medical diagnostic company. Prior to his commercial work, he had a distinguished 8-year military career.

He received a Master’s of Physics degree at Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.