CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Aug. 20, 2020 — Roundtable Learning, a full-service learning and development company, has launched a new cloud-based extended reality (XR) management platform, Mercury XRS. As employers increasingly seek new strategies for talent development, Mercury XRS delivers the next evolution in XR learning and development with the industry’s first XRS that allows professionals to choose who creates content, scale training for all employees and effortlessly manage, deliver and report on their programs.
Mercury XRS can be loaded to most popular XR headsets, empowering L&D professionals to:
- Deliver XR training worldwide to users and locations.
- Push updates to XR training modules with nothing more than a Wi-Fi connection.
- Automatically track top training KPIs and generate visualized easy-to-read reports.
“We’ve already seen a significant shift in employers toward adopting augmented and virtual reality technology in the workplace, and organizations are now realizing how impactful XR technologies can be on their business,” said Nick Day, vice president of sales, Roundtable Learning. “Whether you’re looking to quickly assimilate new employees to your culture or upskill your workforce, Mercury XRS makes XR training attainable for all employees in an organization, no matter where they are. It’s a tool truly designed for the future of learning.”
A recent PwC study reported employees in VR courses can be trained up to four times faster than in the classroom and are more confident in applying their new skill sets. By incorporating XR into employee training programs, organizations can shorten learning times, reduce learner mistakes, enhance skill sets and promote long-term knowledge retention.
For learning and development professionals, Mercury XRS provides access to real-time training metrics and online dashboards for strategic decision-making. While other platforms are clunky and must be plugged into a computer to download reports, Mercury XRS simply needs to be connected to Wi-Fi.
Similarly, new content or updates can be pushed out to headsets when connected to the internet, eliminating the need to shuffle devices from one location to another. This simplicity creates efficiencies for learning managers who can now perform critical functions easily—and safely when travel is no longer an option.
“Our goal is to deliver an attainable, flexible XRS that will add value to any L&D professional’s toolbox,” said Bob Baskette, founder and chief technology officer. “By developing Mercury XRS in-house, we were able to tailor it to meet those goals. L&D professionals can create their own content, bring in another developer, or use it in any way that best suits their organizational goals. We’re looking forward to seeing it come to life with our customers’ content and rolling out future updates for users.”
Compatible with the Oculus Go, Oculus Quest and Pico Neo 2 headsets, Mercury XRS can be connected with existing learning management systems to keep career development paths intact. Additionally, learning and development professionals can maintain control of their content with the flexibility to choose any vendor, developer or designer.
The future of learning is waiting. Visit Roundtable.com/MercuryXRS to see the dashboard and demo today. For more information about AR and VR, read Roundtable Learning’s blog “Mercury XRS: What it is, How it Works, What it Could Mean for You.”
About Roundtable Learning
Roundtable Learning is a full-service learning and development company. We partner with our clients to drive measurable business results for every stage of the employee life cycle. From setting objectives, instructional design, content creation, and delivery to data tracking and reporting, Roundtable has the solutions and experts to support your team.