The Motion-Cueing System that’s deployed in more heavy equipment simulators than any other.

Easy to Deploy – Proven – Scalable

The best training solution is the one your trainees will believe in. Most operators are multimodal trainees: they learn better when they see, hear, and feel. Because of this, motion cueing technology is an essential component of the trainee experience.

Motion generates kinesthetic cues and stimulates the muscle memory. And as operators spend more time training virtually, this process builds better operators—ensuring efficient and safer operations.

D-BOX Motion Cueing Systems are already the most heavily deployed solution in the industry. With our partners CM Labs, John Deere, SwRI, and many others, we make operators safer thanks to heavy construction machinery simulators that make them feel like they’re in the real thing, from cranes and dozers to excavators and loaders.

 

D-BOX is a strong partner when we develop simulators. Their solution is a flexible, turnkey motion cueing system which allows us to deliver the best simulators to our customers on time and on budget.
Arnold Free CM Labs, COO

 


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Quickly Reach Compliance

True-to-life motion cueing simulation on heavy equipment helps to train operators efficiently, allowing them to develop the skills they need to pass certification exams quickly and confidently. By integrating with your preferred simulation training software, D-BOX motion technology gives operators a visceral experience of operating heavy machinery under ideal – and more importantly, not-so-ideal – circumstances, making sure they’re ready for the real thing.

Accurately Deliver Effective Psychomotor Training

Preparing your trainees to operate heavy machinery in the real world requires a simulator that uses precise kinesthetic cues to develop accurate psychomotor reflexes. When integrated with best-of-breed simulation software, D-BOX motion technology creates “pure movement” cues, providing an immersive experience that develops trainees’ critical reflexes and muscle memory.

Minimize Risks and Damage to Equipment

Trainees must stay safe while they’re learning to operate heavy equipment and expensive machinery needs to remain safe from unskilled handling. D-BOX and its partners solve both these problems with a single solution. By incorporating D-BOX motion technology into your simulation system, you give your students a truly accurate experience of handling large machinery, while eliminating the risks of training on the machinery itself.

 


D-BOX Motion-Cueing Systems core benefits

Engaging

Optimal simulation training is engaging enough to remove psychological barriers to learning, creating psychomotor reflexes that respond to real-life situations. D-BOX immerses trainees by replicating the platform’s movement while using rich motion cueing to replicate vibrations, such as detonations, in the surrounding environment.

Affordable

Traditional training simulators are not necessarily optimal from a cost benefit perspective. D-BOX motion-cueing systems deliver state-of-the-art simulation at a fraction of the price. What’s more, our interoperability and ease of deployment further reduce the overall cost of deploying and managing a simulation training program

Easy to Deploy

Operational requirements and situations can quickly develop and change, requiring simulation systems that can be rapidly deployed anywhere, anytime. An interoperable COTS solution, D-BOX technology is a game changer, thanks to its ease of installation, low electrical power requirements, low shipment weight and reduced deployment time

Interoperable

Easily integrate D-BOX technology with your existing simulator’s architecture. We rely on open APIs and communication standards to ensure that our motion-cueing systems easily interoperate with partner and client software

Commercial Off-the-Shelf

As a COTS system, D-BOX offers a remarkably affordable and reliable solution. Our technology is supported and documented, and therefore easy to integrate and manage. Users can access all our expertise, including motion code, behavioral subtlety and vibrations.


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Robust technology that simulates real-life movement and vibrations


D-BOX motion-cueing technology is used to augment safety in applications worldwide, wherever humans need to be efficiently trained for real-life field operations. Our motion systems are used for training across all domains from construction to ports and mining and beyond.

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 Hardware

D-BOX motion hardware can be integrated into a seat, platform or other surface to simulate a range of textures and scalable axes of movement. Our motion systems are evolutive and scalable. We can help you select the optimal arrangement of actuators for your application, ensuring you deliver on budget and on time.

Software

For simulation, D-BOX interactive software uses motion algorithms to respond to user commands. Motion signals are sent to our motion controller, which decrypts the signal and sends the queue to our motion actuators. D-BOX motion specialists support your integration to replicate all vehicle movements from your simulation, including vehicle position, acceleration, suspension, detonations, engine vibrations and movement of articulated parts.

 

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Ready to fit in your architecture

D-BOX technology replicates the movement of heavy equipment with stunning accuracy. Our out-of-the-box motion-cueing technology creates true-to-life motion that syncs with any simulation software or architecture.

From construction to mining, our clients use D-BOX motion technology to train operators on all types of heavy machinery

  • Port and construction cranes
  • Earthmoving machinery
  • Heavy construction equipment

  • Mining machinery
  • Industrial and plant equipment
  • Forestry and agricultural equipment


Cat® Simulators

CM Labs simulators in containers

In many cases, motion is becoming a mandatory part of the training curriculum. For example, the motion of the simulator is the only way to train an excavator operator on the type of soil he is digging in. Improving simulator movement quality and realism is also critical in other cases, such as educating a dozer operator on the feedback he should expect when driving over a bump he need to flatten.

D-BOX’s price point and off-the-shelf solution availability means our partners are satisfied with their rapid D-BOX return on investment. Our motion expertise and products ensure consistent quality, reliability and ease of deployment that bring training to a new level of realism. We are the motion architects of your simulation.

Easily integrate D-BOX technology with your existing simulator’s architecture.

Architecture

D-BOX Technology integrations rely on open APIs and communication standards to ensure that our motion-cueing systems easily interoperate with partner and client software to transfer all movements and vibrations from the simulation engine to real life.

Existing integrations to connect out-of-the-box with

CarSIM & TruckSIM by Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Flight Simulator by Microsoft
Helism by Presagis
Prepar3D by Lockheed Martin
VBS2 and VBS3 by Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Vortex by CM Labs Simulations
Xplane by Laminar Research
Flight Simulator by Microsoft

 

If you are still looking for a way to affordably integrate motion into your simulation application, ask your software provider about existing integrations with D-BOX.

Integration

 

 


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Press Clips


Adding the motion component to make virtual reality usable for training Serious Labs: Simulation that makes sense Simulator designer Andrew Czarnietzki thinks simulators are “powerful,” “awesome” and “great.” In fact, he’d like to “fill classrooms” with them, he says. But, he is the first to admit that their size and cost get in the way of this dream. Luckily, at Serious Labs, co-founded by Czarnietzki, a new simulator will ...

Barco and D-BOX – Immersive technologies from acceptable To outstanding Simulators must use state-of-the-art audio, visual and motion cues to transport users to different worlds and augment training transfer. Two leading companies present a solution to the challenge of finding technology that is affordable and effective at the same time. Quebec, Canada-based D-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and commercializes cutting-edge Motion Systems for the international industrial ...

Caterpillar Inc.’s Cat® Simulators – Safety in Motion Benefits abound for machinery operators Safety, top-of-mind As the license holder for Caterpillar Inc.’s Cat® Simulators, customer safety is top-of- mind for Simformotion LLC. That’s why the U.S.-based company works with D-BOX to offer a motion system in its heavy equipment simulators, some of which are used to train operators in industries such as construction and mining. “We’ve heard ...

CM Labs Vortex technology gets an added layer of realism with D-BOX From construction to defense to offshore, D-BOX helps bring CM Labs’ Vortex simulators to life with real-world motion. In short, CM Labs Simulations can build immersive simulators for any equipment that requires personnel to operate safely and efficiently in potentially high-risk conditions. Every day, operators, soldiers, engineers, and drivers are trained on CM Labs’ VortexTM solutions ...

D-BOX MOTION SYSTEMS – GEN II OUR NEW GENERATION OF MOTION-CUEING SYSTEMS EXPLAINED D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to introduce “D-BOX Gen II” (for 2nd generation) actuators. This latest evolution of its motion-cueing solutions gives adopters an unprecedented range of creativity and flexibility, yet stays true to the ease of deployment and cost efficiency the company is recognized for. Since this transition may affect ...

Improving training for the construction industry, one school at a time Feeling is believing for Tenstar’s customers Tenstar simulation is improving training for the construction industry, one school at a time Tenstar Simulation is dedicated to delivering simulation-based education tools for the construction industry. They strive to provide a better environment, a safer workplace, greater opportunities for students to practice, and more cost-effective education. Their goal? Get new ...

InTraDE Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles creates competitive edge for European ports An example of collaborative work between OKTAL SCANeR, D-BOX Motion Cueing and CRIStAL. When it comes to seaborne trade, the world is getting smaller. Globalization and the development of emerging economies have created significant opportunities over the last decade. But with that massive change comes challenges for the smaller ports. Traffic and space limitations are testing ...

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EVENTS

D-BOX is always out there spreading the word

Check this section regularly for upcoming events and trade shows where you can visit our booths, try our demos and have a chat with us…

2015-11 : I/ITSEC 2015 – Orlando (Florida) (download our I/ITSEC Media Kit at the end of this page) D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional Training Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for ...

2016-05 : ITEC 2016 – London (UK) Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the ITEC trade show. From May 17 to 19, in London (UK), D-BOX will demonstrate its innovative motion-cueing systems integrated for army, air force and navy with prestigious partners, like Bohemia ...

2016-06 : Eurosatory 2016 – Paris (France) After a successful first exhibition at Eurosatory in 2014, D-BOX is returning to the conference in June 2016. Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the Eurosatory. D-BOX Gen II announcement + 6 simulators on the show floor Contact us to follow ...

2016-11 : I/ITSEC 2016 – Orlando (FL) Post I/ITSEC recap 10+ Simulators on D-BOX Motion for I/ITSEC 50th Anniversary D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation Motion Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity ...

2017-03 : CONEXPO-CON/AGG – Las Vegas (NV) Try D-BOX at CONEXPO, simulators running with D-BOX Motion Cueing can be found on several booths CM Labs #G-72413 / Industrial Training International #G-71407 / John Deere  #12525 / Tenstar #c-23005 Book your VIP tour of CONEXPO with our motion experts, setup your meeting here The best training solution is the one your trainees will believe in. Most ...