As 2019 is just around the corner, we look back at the busy year behind us. A lot has happened at VSTEP during this time.
Our push for innovation has come to fruition with the release of new hardware solutions. Furthermore, we partnered with great companies and delivered exciting and innovative projects.
To wrap up this productive year, we invite you to check the highlights of 2018 in the newsletter below!
VSTEP has partnered with Dutch based start-up Captain AI to be a part of the future of autonomous shipping.
With this investment in Captain AI, VSTEP solidifies its position on the forefront of this new disruptive industry.
This year we released a new control box for our NAUTIS maritime simulators.
The updated hardware solution includes high-quality ship-board control levers, an adaptive touch panel and a single cable connection.
VSTEP opened its working space at RDM, a cutting-edge innovation hub, located in the Rotterdam Innovation District. This multi-functional space will serve several purposes and assist VSTEP’s goals to streamline processes and improve quality control.
The release of the portable simulators will allow for maritime training on a setup that can be easily transported in three flight cases. This setup is available for all the current NAUTIS modules and will let users train on location, thereby significantly reducing costs.
This addition to the NAUTIS module line will enable effective training and allow fishermen (in training) to strengthen their skills in fishing scenarios. Trainees will be able to engage in the searching, catching and handling of fish, while at the same time familiarizing with vessel maneuvering.
The NAUTIS Naval Training module is specifically designed to meet the navigation and seamanship training requirements of navies and coast guards.
Several clients briefly go through their experience with NAUTIS and elaborate on how the maritime simulator satisfies their training needs.
– Final Note –
During the past year we have also grown internally – we welcomed many new employees who will help VSTEP continue to deliver excellent products.
As for 2019 – we are looking into further expansion, with a focus on product standardization and investing in more high-quality solutions. Although 2018 was a great time, we are excited for 2019 and look forward to another amazing year.