SCTE•ISBE will use this month’s Cable-Tec Expo in Denver to debut a 3D-powered platform aimed at boosting training efficiency and effectiveness in areas such as home-side service installation, as well as for maintenance and troubleshooting for outside plant and at the headend.
The Society said this will be part of a demonstration of its CORTEX VirtuLearn suite of tools this month at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo. Its CORTEX NetworkSim is an online training environment that uses 3D simulations to provide virtual hands-on training.
CORTEX NetworkSim, designed for the organization by opXL Learning Systems, aims to help cable techs become more proficient in areas such as installs of video, voice, data services, Wi-Fi and security equipment, as well as work tied to the outside plant and the headends.
SCTE•ISBE said it will also show NetworkSim and other elements of VirtuLearn: LightningMods (quick learning tools and eBooks); VirtuGame (an element that reinforces learning concepts, at the CORTEX Lounge (Booth #451) during show exhibit hall hours from Wednesday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 20.
“As learning technology has improved and the needs of the industry have changed, SCTE•ISBE has been committed to finding new ways to implement training that minimizes impact on field operations and optimizes ROI,” Matt Aden, vice president, sales operations for SCTE•ISBE, said in a statement. “By collaborating with opXL, we’ve created a unique platform that enables workforce team members to independently learn, gain real-time feedback, and retain their newfound knowledge.”
“The need to maximize training without impacting field engineers’ day-to-day operational availability historically has been an important consideration for cable system operators,” added Tom Gorman, president of opXL. “CORTEX NetworkSim has been designed to enable cable technical workforce members to increase skills and knowledge anytime, anywhere, and to serve as an essential technical resource that can provide on-the-job guidance when needed.”