Kongsberg Digital Advances ‘Simulation as a Service’ with British Columbia Institute of Technology
Asker, Norway, March 6th, 2018 – Kongsberg Digital has signed the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as a pilot-customer for the cloud-based application of the sophisticated K-Sim simulation technology. BCIT will be among the first to offer simulation as a service by integrating K-Sim with the new Kognifai digital platform, to enable its students to train anytime and anywhere. Initially, Kongsberg Digital will focus on enabling students at BCIT’s School of Energy to use the K-Sim Engine Thermal Power Plant (TPP) simulator for industrial/utilities engineers, by giving them access to the simulator on their own devices. However, the train anytime and anywhere strategy is already set to improve and extend the use of simulation in power engineering training.
In addition to the K-Sim Engine TPP, the first maritime engine room simulators will soon be running in the Kognifai cloud environment, extending the K-Sim product offering from traditional classroom and full-mission simulators to include self-study training where students can use their own computers to access high quality, simulation-based courses. With cloud-based training, instructors can assign exercises to students who can complete them anytime and anywhere. The training provider can complement traditional simulator training in the center with training beyond physical confines and opening hours.
The benefits of cloud-based training using high-quality simulators that are easily accessed and managed by instructors and students through a web portal, are numerous. Through integration of the K-Sim platform with Kognifai, Kongsberg Digital focuses on convenience and ease of use for all users to ensure that students have a more complete and flexible platform to reach their training objectives. Additionally, as the solution is provided as a service, the cost is directly related to the usage, and providers only pay for licenses that are used. The cloud-based software licenses can for example be integrated within course fees, making the cost-management risk to the training provider virtually zero.
Through cloud-based training provision, KONGSBERG customers are empowered to introduce more cost-effective packages for their customers while maximizing and creating new revenue streams. Kognifai enables portfolios of exercises to be downloaded and shared within the training organization. Ultimately, this ability to share content will make exercises of higher quality available to the students.Follow @kognifai