AR/VR Immersive Simulator Trains Industrial Workforce

March 7, 2018
Honeywell's training simulation is designed to bring workers up to speed quickly in a new way.

Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency is a cloud-based simulation tool that uses a combination of AR and VR to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities. It is designed to bring industrial workers up to speed quickly by enhancing training and delivering it in new and contemporary ways.


Honeywell’s advanced training solution combines mixed reality with data analytics and Honeywell’s 25 years of experience in worker competency management to create an interactive environment for on-the-job training. It uses Microsoft’s HoloLens, the world’s first and only self-contained holographic computer, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to simulate various scenarios for Honeywell’s C300 controller—such as primary failure and switchovers, cable and power supply failure – that train and test personnel on their skills.


Simulating specific job activities through virtual environments, which are accessed through the cloud, Honeywell’s solution offers a natural way to interact and communicate with peers or a trainer. Similar to a flight simulator, trainees can safely experience the impacts of their decisions. This approach improves skill retention versus traditional training methods by up to 100 percent and reduces the length of technical training by up to 150%. Additionally, the employees’ training progress is tracked as part of a formal competency management system.