USES



Mission Room can be configured to do so many things.

The examples below are indicative of where it has been regularly used over a number of years, but we keep finding new applications.

So if you have any weird and wonderful ideas then please get in touch - we love a challenge!

Induction

Better prepared staff

Induction is a classic situation where you have limited time to get across a lot of complex, spatially related information. This is particularly true on large and/or remote infrastructure projects. These sites have the additional problem that they often have multiple, dynamic hazards.

Mission Room Cine is a perfect display system for group site inductions, allowing sub-contractors to visualise 360° imagery of the site, maps of the site and 360° video of processes and kit. The ability to quickly update and maintain content is particularly import with inductions.

Mission Room has been used on many induction based rail, highways and utility projects and was recognised by Highways England for its effectiveness on Smart Motorway projects.

A large group are inducted using a Cine system

Training

The bridge between classroom and workplace

Classroom training is often sterile but safe. Workplace training is often hazardous but unstructured. Both are important but something that helps link the two together would be really useful...

A Mission Room Cube or Cine is the perfect bridge between classroom and workplace, allowing trainees to experience hazardous situations without the risks of the real workplace. Standing inside 360° video is a particularly powerful way to learn and the increasing use of Unity simulation allows even greater levels of interaction.

Mission Room is being increasingly used for training. This includes construction training with the likes of CITB, apprentice training with NTAR, or operational training for train operators like TPE or EMR.

People in harnesses watching a training video on a Cube system

Safety

Experience hazards with no risk

Safety covers many things but core to it are the ideas of identifying hazards, assessing risks and understanding mitigation. Developing a safety culture depends on being able to identify and manage dangerous situations.

Mission Room allows people to be exposed to real and hazardous situations without exposing them to any risk. It forces people to look around and assess problems and the use of 360° video means dynamic situations are also possible.

Mission Room has always had a focus on safety. Almost all of the infrastructure projects that have used Mission Room have, in some way, used it to assess real risks. Our regular recognition by Network Rail in the Safety category of their Partnership Awards was clear acknowledgement of the safety benefits of our technology.

A rail worker uses XVR on a Cine system to navigate a virtual train crash

Design

Clear communication of complex issues

Design is multi-disciplinary and for complex projects involves numerous teams and interactions. Clear communication between teams and client is essential to ensure problems are identified early and optimum solutions selected.

Mission Room provides a flexible platform in which to run multiple design packages concurrently. The visual focus of our interface and touchscreen interaction allows collaborative working to flourish.

Mission Room is increasingly being used to engage project teams in design issues. Our close links with 3D Repo and our recent involvement in the IUK project to supply systems for complex projects are further indicators of design potential.

Two men using a touchscreen Cube system

Operations

Reduce mistakes on site

Efficient and safe operations require that your staff are well prepared before they arrive on site. Understanding layouts, identifying specific hazards and practicing processes all combine to build a clear picture of what is required in advance of leaving the site office.

Mission Room provides multiple ways to prepare your workforce. Showing complex design information in BIM systems, displaying 360° images of current site layout and showing complex process interactions all enable the ability to practice what will happen out on site.

Mission Room has always been used to prepare the workforce for operational situations. Our route filming for Network Rail has always targeted operational planning. The recent growth in digital rehearsal as a concept for people like Balfour Beatty on M4 and HS2 shows how this is evolving further.

A group look at a rail diagram on a 4 screen open system

Marketing

Intense communication of your message

Marketing is all about getting your message across and making it memorable. With so many different ways of communication now available you need something different. Additionally, you have minimal time to make an impact. Modern marketing requires novel delivery that works quickly.

Mission Room provides a perfect combination of immersive displays for rental at events and a content development service that produces 360° content that maps to client messaging.

Mission Room has been used for marketing, consistently over many years. We have had a particular niche with student recruitment for half a dozen universities but also a number of marketing events for major contractors.

A group stand inside a Cube system to look at a canal scene at Brindley Place in Birmingham

Tender

Reduce risks to improve price

Bidding for tenders is about understanding the requirements of the client and dealing with uncertainty around the specification. Often there is limited time to make decisions and multiple technical and business teams have to synthesise a solution and cost it accurately.

Mission Room provides a set of tools that can help a bid team to analyse the site, identify issues and opportunities and reduce uncertainty. This allows clients to reduce risk pricing. Mission Room can also be used to actually present proposals to the client.

For commercial reasons we cannot identify specific projects but, over a sustained period, Mission Room has a 45% success rate in bids that have used immersive content on one of our systems.