The DiSTI Corporation, a leading developer of interactive 3D software and customized training solutions, received Software Certification approval for Replic8, its latest interactive training development application, by the U.S. Air Force Department of Defense (DoD). This approval allows military personnel access to the Replic8 tool, providing them with an advanced solution for producing highly interactive level 3 and 4 courseware assets.
Replic8 has been certified by the U.S. Air Force for use on standard desktop systems that are connected to the Air Force Global Information Grid. This certification has also placed Replic8 on the Air Force Evaluated/Approved Products List, which contains the products and services that have been approved against the specific security requirements of the U.S. DoD. With these significant certifications, instructional designers and courseware developers can utilize Replic8 to create interactive courseware training through a simplified process.
“One of our top objectives for Replic8 was to ensure published training content was accessible to warfighters. Having a top tier 3D interactive content creation tool is only beneficial if the courseware consumer can access the material. With this certification, developers of military training courseware can now create content that fills the gaps left by traditional training methodologies,” said Darren Humphrey, CTO and Cofounder of DiSTI.
Replic8 streamlines the development of level 3 and 4 courseware assets by providing an out-of-the-box 3D lesson framework that can be inserted into any extendible learning management system such as C3, Lectora Inspire, Evolution, Moodle and Blackboard. Replic8 allows Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts or 3D Graphic Artists to easily produce compelling 3D interactive training content in less time than it takes to author a video and without computer programming experience. Replic8 works directly with 3ds Max, forming a cohesive transition of static 3D models into interactive learning objects without losing essential fidelity and functionality. Replic8 creates engaging training material that increases knowledge retention and shortens training schedules by allowing students to do procedures instead of watching them.
DiSTI (disti.com) 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.