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Camas, WA, United States, 2008/10/09 - Convergence Training introduces Convergence Training Viewer, free software designed to streamline access to digital training media and optimize the computer-based training experience - ThinkConvergence.com.
Convergence Training, a division of Capstone Technology, announces the introduction of Convergence Training Viewer, a free, downloadable training access portal specifically designed to view interactive training media. Convergence Training Viewer provides virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time access to a catalog of computer-based health and safety training modules developed in compliance with federal MSHA and OSHA standards for industrial, governmental, and higher education purposes.
Convergence Training Viewer represents a fundamental shift in the way that workplace education and training can be administered. Customers can go from download to training in a matter of minutes. Anyone can download the free application from the Convergence Training website and access the catalog, purchase modules, download content, train employees, and print certificates of completion all within a single software application.
Convergence Training Viewer was developed to meet the needs of an evolving computer-based training market. While training managers have come to expect more dynamic and interactive training material, much of the industry has failed to keep up technologically.
For example, online training may satisfy some customers but bandwidth constrictions continue to plague users with low quality video and limited visual content resulting in a diminished training experience. And although some server-based learning management systems (LMSs) can sidestep bandwidth issues, their infrastructure and support costs can place them far out of reach for smaller to medium-sized organizations.
Convergence Training Viewer solves this core problem of limited access to quality, affordable training by giving users an easy-to-use platform to download purchased training modules and play them locally, eliminating bandwidth concerns. Users benefit from the stable delivery of effective, engaging content for a superior training experience at extremely reasonable prices.
"We've been looking forward to introducing a platform like this for quite some time." says Randy Kohltfarber, Director of Product Development. "Our focus has always been on delivering the best, most effective training experience in the industry. Convergence Training Viewer eliminates the technical limitations we've dealt with for years. Now we can make our training material available to anyone almost instantly without the slightest loss in quality. It's really a best-case scenario for us and our customers."
This platform sets the stage for collaborating with other computer-based education and training producers to distribute SCORM-compliant material.
On the heels of Convergence Training Viewer, a networkable version will be available soon as an advanced learning management service provided by Convergence Training. Customers will be able to administer computer-based training to multiple workstations at different locations without the bandwidth limitations of conventional online training and without the capital expense of a server-based system.