SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

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September 22, 2010 13:51 ET

Brazil's National Service for Industrial Training Organization, SENAI, Announces Investments of $3.5 Million in EON Reality-Based Interactive Digital Center

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) - EON Reality, the world's leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that SENAI of Rio de Janeiro will use EON Reality's simulation solutions in training and development for the oil and gas industry. The National Service for Industrial Apprenticeship of Rio de Janeiro recently launched a brand new Center for Simulation Technology, SENAI-RJ (CTS), with the objective of conceptualizing its market position as a university of innovation, production and technology education. Aligned with other Technology Centers at FIRJAN, CTS Automation and Simulation Center, formerly known as Euvaldo Lodi, is considered the most modern throughout Latin America. With an investment of $3.5 million, the new unit will offer integrated simulation solutions to companies, especially within the oil and gas sector, aiming to reduce operational risks.

The 1,200 m2 facility will also provide high technology services and technical courses in Industrial Automation, Mechanical, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.

In his speech using virtual holography, the president of FIRJAN, Eduardo Eugenio Gouvea Vieira, stressed the importance of the implementation of cutting edge technology as a response to the new challenges in the industry. "I am proud to see SENAI enter the virtual era, train young professionals and assist the companies," said Eduardo Eugenio. According to the president of the Center of Excellence EPC Petrobras, Laertes Galhardo, the initiative shows that the SENAI-RJ is attentive to the demands of the industry. "The oil and gas sector is taking a huge leap and we need to expedite the training process. The FIRJAN is responding to this demand by investing in market simulation," said Mr. Eugenio.

According to the manager of the Technology Centre, Bruno Souza Gomes, the new simulators enable numerous applications. "For businesses, the advantage is that the proposal will reduce costs and operational risks. For students, learning will be facilitated and sustained by the reality level of classes, which ensures more qualified decision making."

Other cases cited by Mr. Gomes are the large-scale immersive 3D simulations. "We can simulate, with 3D view, the potential impact of a spill and its environmental consequences." He added that the gains from the simulations are immense. "We will have greater reliability, higher performance, lower total cost of maintenance and be able to minimize the time for training."

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