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EDGE to Develop Immersive Virtual Reality Training Solutions through Collaboration with Evolution XR

24 February 2023
EDGE to Develop Immersive Virtual Reality Training Solutions through Collaboration with Evolution XR
  • The collaboration between Evolution XR and JAHEZIYA will combine virtual and augmented reality technology with emergency response training

EDGE Group entity, JAHEZIYA, a single-stop service provider for defence solutions and emergency response services, and Evolution XR, a UK-based organisation providing leading effective, practical and realistic virtual content, today signed a partnership to develop a provision of bespoke, virtual and augmented reality emergency response training solutions for the GCC. The partnership was announced on the sidelines of the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2023, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until 24 February.

The immersive training programmes will allow delegates to execute relevant emergency scenarios, ranging from minor to major, ensuring learners designate appropriate response levels at each incident stage. During the process, generation of learning points and dangerous scenario replication are carried out alongside clients. Through the learning point system, delegates will understand why certain actions are dangerous during an emergency response scenario, as well as any consequences that follow.

Speaking on the occasion, JAHEZIYA CEO Talal Al Hashmi said: “Virtual and augmented reality is swiftly becoming a key tool within training arenas, and emergency response is no exception. By partnering with Evolution XR, JAHEZIYA will be able to offer its world-class emergency response training programmes through a virtual domain, allowing easier access, unique scenario replications and freedom of repetition. As EDGE is a UAE leader in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies, we are delighted to provide innovative training solutions at the forefront of educational technology.”

Kevin Boffy, Evolution XR CEO, said: “We look forward to collaborating with JAHEZIYA and strengthening our impact on the GCC’s immersive education technology, allowing for on-demand programmes that can be taken as needed for sufficient emergency response training. Immersive training improves long-term retention and comprehensive understanding for emergency response professionals. Evolution XR is proud to offer training methods that directly contribute to the safety of life and property in this region.”

JAHEZIYA is the region’s leading provider of emergency firefighting and rescue services, comprehensive military training and training solutions, systems engineering and technical project management services, inclusive of systems integration.