Avalias Wins Prestigious Award for Innovative Approach to e-Learning
Sydney, Australia, July 5th 2012 – Avalias, a world leading provider of simulation-based training technologies, won a prestigious iAward in Sydney on Monday night for their AvalancheST Scenario Training System.
Avalanche ST significantly improves the effectiveness of computer-based learning for people who are required to develop skills in complex environments. It provides simulations of each person’s communication devices as well as any software applications specific to their roles, allowing individuals or groups across multiple roles to practise all aspects of their response to various scenarios without having to touch live systems.
CEO and co-founder Harold Wolpert said, “This approach is extremely effective at enhancing skills for any role that requires accurate, time-critical responses across multiple systems and processes, and these benefits can be applied to any industry.”
The award, presented in the e-Learning category by NSW Deputy Premier, The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, highlighted the use of AvalancheST by Telstra’s Radio & Emergency Managed Services (REMS) group. “This is a truly innovative solution to complex and unique training problems. In our case, Avalanche ST provides the Telstra REMS group with the ability to prepare for complex multi-system, low-frequency events, to ensure that we get it right the first time, every time. It has helped us achieve the very high demands of service required of our team,” said John Cowan, National Network Manager of Telstra’s REMS group throughout the project.
Cowan added, “One significant benefit over other solutions is that our trainers are now able to easily and rapidly create their own immersive, real-time scenarios within the simulated environment that realistically reflect the evolving issues and challenges faced by our people.”
Dave Wolpert, Avalias co-founder and lead architect of the software said, “We are especially proud of the contribution that our software is providing to the security and safety of Australia’s population. If one life is saved due to a faster response to an emergency because people have prepared in our simulated environment, then we have succeeded in our goal.”
Another winner on the night was Dave Wolpert’s former university lecturer, Professor Paul Compton, who received an award in the e-Health category on behalf of Pacific Knowledge Systems. “It was a huge thrill to be honoured in the company of a professor that I hold in such high regard from my university days,” said Wolpert.
Avalias now moves forward to compete in the national iAwards in Melbourne on 9 August.
The 2012 iAwards are delivered by peak industry bodies and honour Australian companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the industry. A complete list of winners can be found at www.iawards.com.au/winners/2012-winners/winners.aspx
Avalias (www.avalias.com) is an international provider of solutions for organisational preparedness, helping clients to be more effectively prepared for managing critical situations through simulation and collaborative e-Learning technologies. Avalias support a range of issues such as security and emergency management, compliance, change management and business continuity by providing a mix of products and services which bring greater confidence and resilience to organisations.
The Avalias approach is centred on revolutionizing the integration of people, processes and technology – with a focus on human factors.