Changelog

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Next app update is live on: 
03.06.2024

* App updates every first Monday of the month

     
06.05.2024

Course preview: BTT Bolt tightening module

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Changelog icon Preview of BTT-B (Bolt tightening) including:

The first iteration of our BTT-B (Bolt tightening) module is ready. The course will be free until the end of development. We hope to get as much feedback as possible for further development. Create a new session in VR to check it out! 

This course now includes: 

  • Electrical torqueing, hydraulic torqueing and hydraulic tensioning exercises.
  • Mechanical aids familiarization (spring balancer) and relevant new posters.
  • 1st ever use of our new Modular 3D set, and a new floor plan.
  • New instructor feature.
  • Everyone can see users in scenarios.
  • Everyone can request help from instructor and they can respond to Help Requests resolving them.
  • New Marker tool (gives user ability to draw on certain surfaces).

Changelog icon BTT Electrical model updates

We're excited to announce several enhancements to the BTT Electrical model. Here's what's new:

  • Added more arcade machines in Arcade Room.
  • Electrical cabinet exercise has been modified so it is a sandbox exercise.
  • Some of the component models have been replaced and improved with correct models and textures.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Changelog icon BTT Hydraulic preview updates 

We are in the development phase with BTT Hydraulic. As always, we would love your feedback and hope that you will enjoy the early access. Please check out the new training course and test its capabilities.

  • Oil level exercise has been improved by adding cleaning oil stick step.
  • Fixed Hydraulic simulation crash when using Needle valves.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Changelog icon Core VTP Updates

  • Monthly/yearly licenses: We are now supporting the new price models on our platform. This means that you, as a customer, can choose between a monthly and yearly subscription.
    Please reach out to your contact person if you want to change your current setup.
  • Analytics: New analytics feature, which will track user session activity within the VTP app. Currently available analytics views on dashboard:
    • Course summary view: Provides a summary of user session activity for a specific course. It includes the total count of user sessions and the average duration of each session.
    • User view: Provides detailed analytics on the user's session participation, including when the activity occurred and the duration of each session.
    • Course view: You'll find all sessions associated with a specific course.
  • Some app added features:
    • New animated hands, holding the VR controller, able to show PPE worn in 3 layers.
    • “Return to start" feature, respawning players if they click  a button in the menu.
    • “Quick menu" feature, where users can look at their wrists for some shortcuts.
    • “Show step" feature to the quick menu.
    • “Documentation sheet" feature, where users can select multiple-choice options.
    • Added player speech and mute indicators.
     
01.04.2024

Expansion of multilingual support in 8 languages

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Changelog icon BTT Mechanical model updates

We're excited to announce several enhancements to the BTT Mechanical preview. Here's what's new:

  • Addition of one more station for the Dial Gauge exercise.
  • Improved responsiveness of the dial gauge to movements of the pin.
  • Introduction of a pump fail animation.
  • Minor visual enhancements and bug fixes.

Additionally, we're proud to announce that this course now supports 8 languages for static texts within the scene, including posters and action instructions.

These translations, facilitated by DeepL AI tool, are available in English, German, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. While we're still in the testing phase for the translation feature, your feedback is essential. Please reach out to your customer success team with any feedback or corrections you may have.

Changelog icon BTT Electrical preview and GWO Lift User Course

Similar to the BTT Mechanical preview, the BTT Electrical preview and GWO Lift User Course now also support 8 languages for static texts within the scene.

Changelog icon Core VTP Updates

  • Remote access implementation: We have introduced remote access capabilities, allowing instructors and administrators to enable “Customer Success” team to gain access to organisation up to two weeks.
  • Fixed session re-joining issue causing player resets.
  • Implemented speech and mute indicators on player name tags.
  • Added a convenient "Return to start" button in the menu.
  • Temporarily removed loading screen disclaimers for smoother access.
  • Addressed errors related to entity creation and destruction.
  • Enhanced logic for email verification.

Changelog icon Lobby

Polish language support has been added to lobby.

     
04.03.2024

BTT Mechanical is now content complete

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Changelog icon The BTT Mechanical model is content complete

BTT-M course is now content complete. We added more exercises to enhance the learning experience. 

  • You can now get yourself introduced to components of nacelle and wind turbine.
  • You can get hands-on experience on using a new tool called Hydraulic Torque Wrench.
  • New posters have been added to introduce inner mechanisms of tools and wind turbines.
  • Visual inspection feature, which allows users to identify various issues in a nacelle, is now available.

 

Changelog icon App Updates

  • We have updated the lobby:

    • The "Add Session" panel will now show the download status next to each scenario.
    • You can queue scenarios for download, without having to create a session first.

  • There has been localization improvements with more translations included and better support for right-to-left text.

  • New welcome screen UI which prompts you to select a language and a user name if needed.

  • Stability improvements:
    • Made fixes and improvements to stability in the lobby screen under certain network conditions.
    • Improved handling of when there are stability issues with multi-player services.
    • Improved user feedback and error handling in the lobby.
     
05.02.2024

Course preview: BTT Mechanical module

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Changelog icon The GWO SLS and GWO BTT-E modules are done and assessed

The courses GWO Slinger Signaller and GWO BTT-Electrical training are no longer just Preview courses but have been assessed by DNV and are now open to be used in training. The courses will now be available to purchase under "Courses" from app.kanda.dk

 

Changelog icon Course preview: GWO BTT-M module

We are in the development phase with BTT Mechanical and it will be launched in Preview-mode with the next release. As always, we would love your feedback and hope that you will enjoy the early access. 

Please check out the new training course and test its capabilities.

  • Get introduced to the BTT-M course

  • Get familiar with the appropriate PPE for handling mechanical systems

  • Learn about Feeler Gauge, Dial Gauge, Callipers, and Dial Test Indicator in the Measuring Tools Room

  • Get hands-on experience using Torque Wrench, Hydraulic Tensioner and Pump, Torque Screwdriver, and Allan Key in the Nacelle Room

  • Learn how to calibrate a Torque Screwdriver and Torque Wrench

Please note that the course is under development, so you might experience some weird behaviors. We would love some feedback on your experiences.

 

Changelog icon Onboarding to Offshore update

  • The scenario has been split up into three smaller chunks, so you can get into the first one faster, without having to load it all up-front.

  • The legacy menu UI has been swapped with the new VTP menu.

  • The Transfer Vessel + Tower Platform section has gotten a new mechanic: a light weight version of the Slinger Signaller Lift Ops experience.

  • The tower-to-nacelle teleport button has been replaced with an animated sequence. Just enter the lift, and it will get you to the top.

 

Changelog icon GWO BTT-H module is content complete

Our BTT-H course is now content complete. We’ve added more tools, facilities and exercises such as:

  • Explore hydraulic components using a nacelle scale model

  • Solidify your ability to read and write hydraulic diagrams using the interactive board

  • Lean how to assemble and operate an accumulator

  • Learn how to operate a pump for hydraulics

  • Make your own setups in the hydraulic sandbox, where you can assemble and test a range of hydraulic equipment

  • Place hydraulic components in the context of a nacelle

 

Changelog icon App Updates

  • We have updated the lobby, so it is simpler to use for trainees. To join a session, just type the 4-digit code provided by your trainer.

  • We’ve added experimental support for localization, allowing the user to set their preferred app language. Currently, the Kanda lobby and menus can be localized to languages such as English, German, and Spanish.

     
04.12.2023

Course preview: BTT Hydraulic module

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Changelog icon BTT Hydraulic preview

As always, we want the industry to give us feedback on our upcoming courses. We are now in a state of development with BTT-H, where we would like to share the module with the world.

Please dive into the new content and test its capabilities.

  • Get introduced to the BTT-H Course.
  • Get familiar with the appropriate PPE for handling hydraulic systems.
  • Learn about Pascals Law and simple hydraulic systems in the Arcade Room.

Please note that the course is under development, so you might experience some weird behaviors. We would love some feedback on your experiences.

Changelog icon Onboarding to Offshore update

With the December update, we introduce two modes in our OtO course: Full version or a sneak peek.

Full version: In the full version, the user will have to stop by the locker room and equip the needed PPE for the experience.
Sneak peek: If you want to give the attendees of the VR environment a shorter introduction, the locker room can be in the beginning of the module

Changelog icon Menu update

We have made some minor changes to our menu, including:

  • When the user leaves the proximity of the menu it closes by itself.
  • New animation and sound when enabling and disabling the menu.
  • The close button has been moved further away from the "join lobby" button.
     
06.11.2023

New training simulator: Onboarding to Offshore

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Changelog icon Onboarding to Offshore experience

Dive into offshore wind environments with our new course! Perfect for entry-level wind technicians and those curious about VR’s benefits in this field.

This experience takes you all the way from donning your PPE before onboarding a transfer vessel that takes you to an offshore turbine, to entering the tower and stepping inside a nacelle. Throughout the experience, you are met with learning content that gives you an introduction to the environment and lets you familiarize yourself with the experience of going to an offshore wind turbine. 

Changelog icon New menu

Explore our revamped menu for an enhanced user experience in VR. Upload and preview files via the web dashboard - now supporting images and video that you can spawn in to the training simulations. View course tasks right from the menu on your left hand for better navigation.

Changelog icon Audio improvements

Enjoy crystal-clear communication in noisy VR environments. We’ve fine-tuned audio to prioritize your voice while reducing background noise.

Changelog icon PPE update: Insulated gloves

Equipping insulated gloves in GWO courses? Your VR hands now sport black rubber gloves for added realism.

Changelog icon GWO SLS enhancements

Your feedback matters! We’ve made improvements: realistic choker knots, proper hook attachments, and easier VR hand signaling. Please, keep the feedback coming so we can improve our training course even more! 

Changelog icon Updated prerequisites for GWO Lift User

What is new?

Previously, it has been recommended to complete the GWO Working at Height before the GWO Lift User course. However, as of today, GWO has formally stated that it is a requirement that participants must have a valid GWO Working at Height, GWO Wind Limited Access or equivalent training covering PPE for Working at Height before completing the  GWO Lift User Course in virtual reality.

What does that mean?

In practice, the participant must have a valid certificate following the definition above when you upload the LU certificate to Winda. Otherwise, the GWO Lift User certificate will not be valid.

At Kanda, we continuously have a dialogue with GWO about updating the standards to support digital training. We fully support whatever changes and initiatives from GWO to ensure safe training with high quality – no matter physical or digital.

   
02.10.2023

GWO Slinger Signaller is now complete

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Changelog icon GWO Course Updates

GWO Slinger Signaller Preview:

In the final course exercise, which we call Lift Ops, we’ve integrated all aspects of the dynamic exercises in an offshore environment. Here, you can control a real-size crane to configure and lift multiple loads from a vessel to a platform.

Slinger Signaller is out for Preview, meaning all our users will have full access to the course material. We do this because we love your feedback! 

GWO Lift User:

We've gotten a lot of good feedback from our users at the training centers. From that, we've decided to add a few extra features to the lift simulation: 

  • Added emergency stops to controller in simulation tower lift
    - Emergency stops can now be used on the internal and exterior control device, when doing training in the simulation tower. 
  • Added automatic control device in simulation tower lift
    - The exterior control device can now be used in the simulation tower when being in "training mode." Please note that the lift has to be turned on before using this panel.

Changelog icon Update your application

We will push the update this Saturday 30.09, so when you start training again, be prepared for a few minutes of updates. All users will have to update the app and download course content again from the VR set to get the newest version of the training. 

   
01.09.2023

GWO Course Updates & Streamlined Billing Process

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Changelog icon GWO Course Updates

GWO Lift User: 

  • We've added the ability to reset each exercise in the Lift User course, making it easier to train larger groups.

  • Based on instructor feedback, we have also updated the simulation of the lift to more realistically align with reality. More specifically, the arrestor device locking mechanism now works, and prevents the lift from descending if activated.
 

GWO BTT Electrical Preview:

  • We've added a terminal rail to the electrical cabinets to ensure compliance with GWO standards.

GWO Slinger Signaller Preview:

We're making good progress on this course and are excited to share the latest developments with you:

  • You'll now find interactive 2D posters throughout the course covering essential learning topics.

  • We've made several fixes and improvements in the equipment room, including adding a shipping container load with support for spreader beam.

  • To enhance your learning experience on signaling for a crane, we've implemented a mini-game that uses gesture recognition technology to detect hand signals and provide feedback. Additionally, you can use a radio to control our interactive miniature crane and watch it respond in real-time.

 

Changelog icon Streamlined Billing Process

We've streamlined our billing process, making it easier for our staff to issue licenses directly to your organization. This will allow us to better serve and support you. 

  • We replaced credit card payment with the ability to simply request more licenses online. 

  • This means you will not have to pay upfront for the licenses you use and will simply receive an invoice for the amount you spend instead. 

 

   
18.08.2023

Slinger Signaller Preview & File Management

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Changelog icon Overall improvements

We are making it easy to get started with using VR simulations for new users.

Tutorial Rooms and Locker Rooms have been enhanced:

  • Interactive Onboarding: In GWO BTT-E and GWO SLS, we’ve added hands-on tutorials for teleportation and button interactions. New trainees will find getting acquainted with the course easier than ever.

  • Safety Upgrade: The Locker Room in GWO BTT-E and GWO SLS now includes high-visibility clothing options. When you equip PPE like high-vis clothing or carabiners, your VR avatar will reflect these choices in real-time.

 

Changelog icon GWO SLS Preview: Dive into Wind Industry Signalling

We are now launching the GWO Slinger Signaller in Preview for our users to try.
The SLS course is still "work-in-progress" meaning a lot more content will come with the next update release.   

In this course:

  • Insightful Learning: Explore interactive scale models of loads and equipment in the Theory Room. Gain practical knowledge about equipment through hands-on experiences.

  • Realistic Simulation: Try our physics-driven hoisting and rigging simulator in the Equipment Room. Learn equipment inspection and load rigging, with a focus on potential outcomes in case of errors.

 

Changelog icon File Management made easy

With the File Management system, you can upload your own files, PDFs, and images to the simulations and use them for instructions and learning purposes.  

  • New “Files” Tab: The Kanda web app introduces a dedicated “Files” tab. You can now seamlessly upload, manage, and organize files for your training sessions.

  • Upcoming Integration: We’re working on integrating the “Files” tab with the Kanda app’s menu system. This enhancement will offer an improved file viewing experience.

 

  
19.06.2023

BTT Electrical and Token System

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Changelog icon Overall improvements

As part of this update, we have made some overall improvements to the app:

You can now have sessions in the Classroom

  • The Classroom is a space to meet and present, using the integrated PDF viewer lectern.
  • In the future, some courses may be available as “breakouts” that can be joined from within the Classroom.

Sessions can be locked using a PIN code.

  • This is an easy way to restrict access to a given training session.
  • When creating your session, choose a 4-digit PIN which other participants must enter to join the session.

 

Changelog icon GWO Lift User

We have made some under-the-hood improvements and minor fixes

 

Changelog icon GWO BTT Electrical

We are now launching the GWO BTT Electrical in Preview for our users to try.  In this course, the trainee acquires the skills required to carry out basic electrical tasks on a wind installation.

Using interactive and engaging exercises, the trainee will:

  • Learn the basics about electricity such as AC, DC, and Ohm’s Law.
  • Learn about common electrical components.
  • Perform a “lock-out-tag-out” procedure.
  • Perform measurements in electrical cabinets and components.
  • Identify electrical components in a turbine.

 

Changelog icon Cloud/management dashboard

We are simplifying subscription management by introducing “tokens”.

  • Using tokens, you can quickly purchase a pool of licenses and assign them to users on Kanda’s standard courses
  • This update will provide better support for B2B use cases such as bulk purchasing of licenses