Operator and Immersive Training Simulator

This Selection Guide will allow companies going through a operator and immersive training simulation supplier selection process to make quicker and better decisions.


​This guide will help organizations select the best Operator Training Simulator (OTS) and Immersive Training Simulator (ITS) technology and services for their business requirements.  This guide contains guidance, specific selection criteria, adoption factors, and supplier profiles to help make insightful decisions, reduce technology decision-making risks, and address training requirements.

Companies are addressing changing demographics, a retiring workforce, lack of experienced operators, and manufacturing expansion - all of which are driving companies to implement both OTS and ITS. 

Companies are looking for solutions designed to train process operators and other types of workers in process manufacturing plants and other industrial plants quickly and effectively.  The guide includes information about software technologies, tools, and methodologies, including both high-fidelity solutions that replicate plant operations exactly and generic process- or application-specific simulators. 
Training simulation systems considered in the guide include 2D, 3D, generic high-fidelity, dynamic high-fidelity, and immersive virtual reality-type solutions.

Many experienced operators and industrial workers are retiring and knowledge transfer is a factors driving the OTS and ITS market.  Users need training that helps them learn quickly and increases safety.  Workers need to feel confident that they can respond to abnormal conditions and avert potential disasters.  Suppliers are responding with dynamic high-fidelity solutions that include 2D, 3D, and immersive reality training.  In addition, traditional training simulators are being expanded to train all types of plant workers.  Console training simulators are being linked to field training simulators using newer technologies such as immersive virtual reality and mobile applications.

Operator Training Simulator Strategic Issues

This supplier selection guide provides an in-depth analysis of OTS and ITS technology for process manufacturing by industry segment and geographic region.  In addition, it provides insightful analysis of key market issues and technology capabilities that will impact manufacturers now and in the future.  Strategic questions addressed in the study include:

  • What are some of the key technologies that users are implementing?Operator Training Simulator
  • What OTS and ITS functions and features should be considered?
  • What new technologies for OTS and ITS are important? How is mobility, cloud and IoT affecting the technology?
  • Which functional categories are growing the fastest?  And from which suppliers?
  • How will new technologies improve operator worker retention? 
  • What are the best practices of other users?
  • Which industries and regions are top suppliers offering solutions?

This ARC Selection Guide will help you select the best available operator training simulator solution to meet your need now and in the future.

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Operator Training Simulator Selection Guide Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success


Technology and Supplier Selection Criteria

  • Key Criteria Analysis
  • Selection Process
  • Consider Best Practices by Supplier
  • Selection Process Tools
  • Specific Selection Criteria List

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Leading Supplier Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
  • Market Shares by Simulation Environment
  • Market Shares by Simulation Type
  • Market Shares by Visualization
  • Market Shares by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

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