British XR specialist Make Real has a broad product portfolio ranging from training solutions for traffic marshalls to consumer videogames like Loco Dojo. This week the team has announced a new partnership with Kelbray, a civil engineering and construction services company to create a range of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) applications.
The partnership sees both companies form MRKL LLP as they look to build a range of products catering for the construction industry. Initially, these will utilise Make Real’s SkillShield training application support tool which includes features like timestamped evidence of completed training and native Oculus Quest support.
The training applications MRKL LLP has planned aim to enhance and improve offerings throughout the industry, offered as off-the-shelf licensed packages to customers. So that means software, hardware, device management solutions and training, allowing companies without any XR knowledge to put these products to use.
“After working closely with the Keltbray XR team for the past three years on internal applications, we felt it was the right time to form the official partnership, to co-create and offer validated immersive technology training applications to the wider construction sector. These initial products have been in development over the past year with internal user testing and feedback, until we all agreed that they were ready to go to market. That time is now,” said Ben Dykes, Client Services Director, Make Real Ltd, in a statement.
“We are delighted to have established our formal partnership with Make Real after a number of years successfully working with Keltbray Extended Reality, led by Dave Rowe to create applications which push the boundaries of what is possible with Mixed and Virtual Reality in the construction industry,” adds Holly Price, Group Skills and Communities Director, Keltbray.
“Our SkillShield platform provides the missing link in virtual reality training, creating indelible records connecting the trainee irrefutably to the evidence of their training. Added to this, direct access to Keltbray Lifting Services, led by Steve Leyton, has enabled us to produce industry-leading immersive training content that will help transform the industry’s approach to people development, and bridge the growing skills gap in our industry.”