We discovered an issue today caused by a recent update to Windows Media Player. The result is that upon launching a course (Electrical Safety for example) the Loading dialog stays visible and never receives the End Buffer event. The result is that the video is invisible (under the Loading dialog) but the audio can be heard playing in the background or the Loading dialog stays up and remains at 0% and never plays. For any users experiencing this issue, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a fix.
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 anytime 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
Convergence Training, a division of Capstone Technology, achieves First Place honors for Surface Miner Training software at MSHA’s Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference hosted by the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia.
The TRAM contest is part of an annual conference spotlighting the importance and effectiveness of safety training for our nation’s miners. It provides an opportunity for mine safety trainers and others responsible for administering safety programs to gain valuable exposure to the latest training materials and technologies. With support from the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the State Grants Training Program, both public and private organizations come together to exchange ideas, present safety training material, and exhibit products and services.
Convergence Training’s Surface Miner Training software has attracted industry attention since its recent release this summer. Unlike other existing MSHA-related training, this product couples advanced, computer-modeled content with functional, intuitive administrative tools for MSHA’s Part 46 compliance.
“Our goal with Surface Miner Training is to improve mine safety by setting new industry standards for training quality and compliancy tools,” said Randy Kohltfarber, Director of Product Development for Convergence Training. “We feel that being recognized with this award is an early step toward that goal.”
In addition to Surface Miner Training, Convergence Training has just released Convergence Training Viewer, a free software platform for accessing and viewing a library of digital health and safety training media in compliance with OSHA and MSHA regulations.
Convergence Training, a division of Capstone Technology, announces the introduction of Surface Miner Training, a proprietary software application designed to help mine operators manage, deliver, track, and document federally required training. Surface Miner Training includes six hours of training content that aligns with the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Part 46 regulations. As a management tool bundled with training material, Surface Miner Training is intended to help facilitate compliance while promoting safety at U.S surface mines.
More than 11,000 non-metal surface mines in the United States are subject to MSHA’s Part 46 training requirements. This regulation outlines required training and documentation for new miners, newly hired experienced miners, new tasks, and site-specific hazards. Although MSHA provides instruction and document templates, mine operators often struggle to create their own systems to plan, track, and record training for each of their miners. In the long run, these efforts may still lead to inaccuracies, gaps in documentation, and costly citations.
Recognizing this unmet need for quality training material and training management tools, Convergence developed Surface Miner Training in collaboration with mining industry experts. Surface mine operators and industry professionals got to experience a pre-release version of the training program at the 2008 CONEXPO-CON/AGG tradeshow in Las Vegas. “Taking the opportunity to talk with mine operators and learn their concerns and frustrations, helped us focus Surface Miner Training to address their needs,” said Randy Kohltfarber, Director of Product Development.
Convergence is a team of dedicated professionals using their skills to meet the growing demand for engaging and integrated web-based learning solutions. Our products include Convergence Training Server, a robust and flexible Learning Management System that makes it easy to administer, track, report, and archive employee training; a large Course Library that includes compelling and engaging training materials on standard topics many businesses require; and an in-house production facility that can create Custom Training Solutions specifically to fit your company’s training needs.
Convergence is a division of Capstone Technology Corporation, a software development and engineering services company with multiple office locations in the U.S. and headquartered in Camas, Washington.