Instructor Operating Station (IOS)

Monitor, assess, and engage trainees from a single workstation.

Control the training from your seat

With the Instructor Operating Station (IOS), you can initiate exercise sessions, monitor operations from your seat, and challenge trainees by exposing them to a wide range of tasks and job site conditions.

It is the only solution on the market that provides instructors with a real-time 3D view of learning progress, from any vantage point on the virtual work site.

The IOS also allows you to control virtual characters within the training environment for an “on the ground” perspective, or use the built-in signaler functionality to provide virtual hand signals to the operator.

Training Tool features

CM Labs is the only simulator on the market that accurately replicates machine stability—providing real-world training opportunities to help reduce the risk of accidents and improve operator efficiency.

Challenge trainees for maximum learning effectiveness

With the IOS, you can expose operators to the variable kinds of situations they will experience in real life.

Set time of day, as well as weather conditions including rain, fog, snow, wind speed, and direction. At any time, the instructor can inject machine faults including engine stalls, hydraulic failures, and line breaks.

Train as a team in the classroom

The IOS is designed to serve as the central hub for collaborative learning. From your workstation, you can:

  • Enable tandem lift exercises
  • Put another trainee at the helm of the IOS so they can provide peer-to-peer evaluation
  • Launch a Signalperson Training Station (purchased separately) that allows another trainee to work cooperatively with the operators.

Evaluate trainees with smart assessment tools

The IOS offers a host of automated monitoring tools, including recording and reporting of machine and performance data, rolled up into a single score that updates in real time and is stored in the student database.

It’s the only simulator training solution that gives you the ability to customise this scoring system by allowing you to weight each metric, provide thresholds and deduct points for issues like collisions, human contact or exceeding time limits.

At any point during the training session, you can use the IOS to add bookmarks and notes to the training session for later.

Manage information with the student database

Manage multiple students by grouping them in classes and generating reports by class. This centralised database provides easy access at any time to individual student or classroom performance reports and makes data management simple and efficient.

Review completed exercises and performance metrics to establish your own benchmarks or, if desired, according to the attributes the operator wants to target.

Vortex Simulators

Effective operator training that’s proven

Time and again, organisations worldwide are seeing the results: Operators trained on Vortex simulators build the real-world skills they need to operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently.

Scalable to every training need and budget, Vortex simulators represent the widest range of training solutions available today.


Tools and Support

Instructor Operating Station - Trainer and Trainee

Instructor Station

Monitor, assess, and challenge trainees from the instructor seat, with CM Labs’ Instructor Station.
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SimGuide Service

Simplify integration of your simulator, with guidane for set up, start-up, and beyond.
Signaler station

Signal Person Station

Train as a team with the world’s only simulation-based signal person training solution.
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Mobile Training Center

Training and assessment anywhere with CM Labs’ Mobile Training Center.

Equipment training packs

Our training packs feature self-guiding, progressive learning programs, and best-of-class simulation, from cranes to excavators. With operator metrics captured at every step, they provide the most comprehensive simulator training available on the market.

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