In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and education, Pluribus Technologies is making significant strides with two recent announcements highlighting our commitment to safety and learning.
Bringing Fire Safety Training into the 21st Century On July 25, Pluribus Technologies unveiled a game-changing application through its subsidiary, The Learning Network (TLN). FireWise: Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Safety Training is a Virtual Reality (VR) learning application designed to educate users on fire extinguishers and emergency response in an immersive, engaging, and highly realistic environment.
Traditional fire safety training often lacks hands-on, realistic experiences, resulting in limited knowledge retention and potentially inadequate response during real emergencies. FireWise aims to transform this critical aspect of workplace safety training, offering key features such as:
Immersive Training: The VR environment replicates various fire scenarios, allowing users to interact with virtual fire extinguishers and practice extinguishing fires in a safe and controlled virtual setting.
Cost-Effective Solution: FireWise significantly reduces training costs, eliminating the need for physical fire drills or external trainers.
Remote Accessibility: The application can be accessed from anywhere through VR headsets, allowing for flexible and convenient training for geographically dispersed teams.
According to Caroline Dupuis, SVP of XR Products at TLN, “FireWise VR Training eliminates the risks associated with live fire drills. We developed it so that participants can build confidence and develop their skills in a safe and controlled virtual environment without the need for an elaborate real-life setup.”
Tackling Learning Loss with Personalized Online Tutoring
In another significant move, Pluribus’s portfolio company, Skooli, announced a collaboration with PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America on August 8. This partnership aims to combat the learning loss exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has especially impacted high-poverty schools.
Skooli offers a comprehensive online tutoring solution, providing students with access to over 1.2 million professional teachers. This collaboration with PowerSchool will enable district administrators to seamlessly integrate Skooli’s tutoring programs into their current PowerSchool Schoology Learning platform. Key features of Skooli’s offering include:
24/7 Drop-In Support: Students can access immediate help when they need it the most.
Highly Qualified Educators: All tutors hold teaching licenses undergo thorough background checks and are experienced teachers or hold higher-ed degrees.
Marcy Daniel, Chief Product Officer at PowerSchool, praised the collaboration, stating, “Through this collaboration, administrators can easily provide students and teachers a way to access support without ever leaving the Schoology Learning platform."
A Vision of Technology-Driven Progress
These initiatives by Pluribus Technologies represent the potential for technology to drive meaningful and lasting impact. As Richard Adair, CEO of Pluribus Technologies, aptly put it, “By bringing ROI-driven XR use cases to our clients, we are establishing ourselves as innovators in this rapidly growing market.”
Notably, Skooli recently sponsored the PowerSchool EDGE conference, reflecting the company’s commitment to stay at the forefront of educational technology discussions and innovations. Skooli's CEO, Rene Frey, emphasizes the significance of exceptional educators, stating, "We recognize the profound influence a great teacher can have on student outcomes...Skooli is dedicated to providing equitable access to high-quality education for students worldwide."
Pluribus Technologies is a value-based acquirer of small, profitable business-to-business technology companies across various verticals and industries. Pluribus offers its acquisitions experienced sales and marketing resources, strategic partnership opportunities, access to a diverse portfolio of customers in different geographical markets, and enabling technologies to foster growth.
This marks a significant chapter for Pluribus Technologies as the company harnesses the power of cutting-edge technology to address crucial societal challenges, from workplace safety to educational recovery. As we move forward in this digital age, Pluribus is leading the way, showcasing what is possible when innovation meets dedication to making the world a safer and more educated place.