PRODUCTS

    Residential Wiring

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    Residential Wiring

    Residential Wiring teaches students and beginning electricians how to practically wire a home. The simulation includes 7 basic wiring circuits plus an entire house environment with 11 separate rooms including bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, garage and basement. Students select cable type, connect wires/conductors to the appropriate terminals and get scored on how they performed. The simulation also tests critical understanding via an adaptive quiz engine focused on NEC requirements (2011 or 2014) and wiring best practices.

     

    Robotics

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    Robotics

    Developed in partnership with Cengage Learning, Robotics teaches students the operational basics of an industry standard 6 axis robot. This includes key robot axis manipulation and programming for a range of simple tasks. The simulation also includes numerous animations to help illuminate robot functionality.  A brilliant introductory tool for students potentially looking to robotics as a career.

    Solar Photovoltaic

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    Solar Photovoltaic

    In development through a partnership with NYSERDA, Interplay is designing and delivering an interactive 3D simulation for professionals who work on residential solar photovoltaic systems. Interplay seeks to fill the strong need in the market for more situational training around system commissioning, inspection, troubleshooting, and operating and maintenance (O&M).

     

    Residential Energy Auditing

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    Residential Energy Auditing

    RESNET 3D immerses current and aspiring audit professionals into a life-like residential setting where they are required to record and calculate key data points, including conditioned square footage, insulation quality and HVAC efficiency to successfully calculate a Home Energy Score Rating (HERS). The simulation serves as both as a valuable training tool and also as the simulated practical field exam for RESNET candidates.

    Personal Finance

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    Personal Finance

    In development for Cengage Learning, the Personal Finance simulation is based on several leading titles in the personal finance school market. Targeted for the 9-12th grader, the simulation activates learning on an important topic often ignored by young students. Through a dynamic interface and practical interactions, a student can work through the journey of understanding critical financial and life decisions.

    Electricity for HVAC

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    Electricity for HVAC

    Developed in partnership with Cengage learning, over 25 rich interactive wiring diagrams enable students to control HVAC equipment and visibly see how electricity flows and operates on different loads, switches and wires. Circuit Theory diagrams build up confidence on the basics of electricity including series and parallel circuits, motors and multimeter diagnostics. Equipment Wiring Diagrams provide a broad sample of typical equipment including air conditioners, boilers, gas furnaces, heat pumps, freezers and commercial systems.

     




    Computer Networking

    Computer Networking

    Network+ Troubleshooting Simulation is an interactive 3D simulation designed to help students hone their practical diagnostic skills. The simulation includes step-by-step guides focusing on common problems found in small-to-medium offices such as network printer errors and wireless connection problems. In total there are over 20 different scenarios that will keep students fully engaged while preparing them with the necessary skills needed to succeed on the job.

    HVAC Troubleshooting

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    HVAC Troubleshooting

    Developed in partnership with Cengage Learning, HVAC Troubleshooting comes with 6 different equipment modules, each one of which has more than 20 different scenarios that include the most common electrical and mechanical faults. The detailed solutions guide users through the practical steps necessary to diagnose the problem correctly. Students utilize a realistic multimeter, manifold gauge and ammeter to determine problems ranging from a bad start winding or motor capacitor to a dirty condenser or refrigerant leak. Immediate feedback reports and instructors tools such as Assignments and Gradebook make this an ideal tool for a student or beginning technician to prepare for a career in the HVAC industry.

     




    City Code Simulation

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    City Code Simulation

    Developed for the City of Boulder in Colorado, the City Code Simulation gives the city administrators an easy way to deliver effective, comprehensive code training for a growing inspector base and the community. Featuring three virtual training houses and hundreds of code variables, users get extensive life-like experience applying the code.

    Combustion Safety

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    Combustion Safety

    Intercaz and ResCaz teach current and aspiring audit professionals the process of observing, recording and diagnosing potential safety concerns associated with carbon monoxide, gas leaks and backdraft that arise with typical home appliance and heating equipment. Immediate feedback reports combined with numerous scenarios facilitate high engagement and rapid learning. The life-like interactive simulations are designed to match the critical combustion appliance safety standards of the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and RESNET.

    Cosmetology

    Cosmetology

    Cosmetology helps students understand the key technical elements of hair cutting in a life-like, engaging and risk-free manner. There are 6 basic haircuts and decisions regarding parting, subsectioning and cutting angles that facilitate rapid understanding of hair cutting fundamentals.

     

    Home Energy Score

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    Home Energy Score

    Developed for the US Department of Energy, the Home Energy Score 3D training simulation focuses on a single, targeted learning objective: to efficiently train candidates nationwide to accurately deliver a Home Energy Score in the field. To build this skill set, the simulation features 3D, point-of-view immersive, scenario-based learning with different types of homes and energy features representing a national cross section. Deep variable sets allow candidates extensive practice in delivering a Home Energy Score.

     




    TRAINING


    Are you a manufacturer looking to affordably scale your training?

    We build simulations to deliver scalable training to technicians that install and service your products across the globe.



    SNAPSHOT CASE STUDIES

    carrier_logoCarrier

    Challenge: Carrier Corporation needed to provide consistent technical training on their newest heat pump technology. With more than 9,000 dealers and tens of thousands of techs, how could they possible do this at scale?

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    Solution:
    Interplay is developing a robust installation and troubleshooting simulation that will be delivered across the country and the world to the Carrier network of technicians. Interplay will provide all platform services including assessment, trackability and in-the-field procedure apps.

    And then:
    Interplay is building a platform that allows all manufacturers to take advantage of scalable, simulation based training to meet their growing needs caused by a workforce deficit.





    carrier_logoU.S Department of Energy

    Challenge: DOE needed more qualified and competent Home Energy Score assessors to scale the program, but training was insufficient and candidate assessment was inconsistent.

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    Solution:
    Interplay developed an online training suite including a 3D simulation to deliver more effective training and developed a 3D simulated practical exam to complement or replace the multiple choice exam.

    And then:
    A validation study demonstrated that the 3D simulated practical exam is a dramatically better predictor of in-the-field performance than a written exam. The DOE has announced that it will be using the simulation as its primary means of qualifying Home Energy Score assessors





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    Challenge: As the publisher of the leading textbook in the HVAC trade, Cengage needed to make a powerful statement that it intended to keep its number one position in the transition to digital.

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    Solution:
    Cengage partnered with Interplay to develop what’s become the industry’s leading digital HVAC product that challenges learners to master diagnostic and troubleshooting skills across six pieces of HVAC equipment found in industry.

    And then:
    Now more than 10,000 students across the country are using the simulation to learn critical diagnostic skills in a powerful, contextual environment. HVAC instructors and students are effectively extending their “hands-on” field work beyond the walls of the classroom and lab.





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    Challenge:RESNET, a certification body in the home energy auditing industry, needed to introduce a technical safety exam to keep pace in an accelerating industry. The safety skill, which is a complicated, many variable, multi-step procedure is challenging to both train and assess candidate understanding.

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    Solution:
    Interplay designed and developed a web-based, 3D training simulation and simulated practical exam that would represent the technical safety procedure.

    And then:
    More than 1,000 HERS raters across the country have demonstrated their combustion safety competence by taking and passing the simulated field exam. The results have been overwhelming positive, leading RESNET to partner with
    Interplay to develop another full simulated practical exam for their primary skills
    exam, not just the technical safety portion.

    ABOUT US

    Interplay Learning develops online digital learning and testing products for students and professionals to build career skills and technical aptitude. Interplay's specialty is 3-D interactive life-like simulation which allows a learner to accelerate practical understanding and application. Interplay products can be found in education, government, career certification and industry.

    Leadership

    Doug Donovan, CEO

    Doug Donovan
    CEO

    Steve Quirk, COO

    Steve Quirk
    COO

    Rogan Griffin, Director of Engineering

    Rogan Griffin
    Director of Engineering

    Drew Crow, CDO

    Drew Crow
    CDO

    Craig Carter, Business Development

    Craig Carter
    Business Development

    Stephen Strike, Senior Designer

    Stephen Strike
    Senior Designer

    Andrew Molloy, Senior Designer

    Andrew Molloy
    Senior Designer

    Allen Brower, Senior Designer

    Allen Brower
    Senior Designer

    Braden Bronson, Senior Designer

    Braden Bronson
    Senior Designer

    Tim Hays, Senior Designer

    Tim Hays
    Senior Designer

    Scott Millenbaugh, Senior Designer

    Scott Millenbaugh
    Senior Designer

    Ian Gallacher, Senior Designer

    Ian Gallacher
    Senior Designer

    Mark Mrohs, Solar Expert

    Mark Mrohs
    Solar Expert

    Isaac Preston, Instructional Designer

    Isaac Preston
    Instructional Designer

    Rajat Jain, Tech Guru

    Rajat Jain
    Tech Guru

    Ife Ramsey, Quality Assurance Manager

    Ife Ramsey
    Quality Assurance Manager

    Cierra Stokes, Customer Service

    Cierra Stokes
    Customer Service

    Frank Jones, Senior 3D Generalist

    Frank Jones
    Senior 3D Generalist

    Chris Walsh, UI Designer

    Chris Walsh
    UI Designer