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2010-02-01

SNCF has selected OKTAL for supplying 120 units of driver training simulators

Following an international call for tenders, SNCF has selected OKTAL to supply 120 cutting edge driver training simulators. This contract is the most important one regarding the number of units ever purchased by SNCF.

These simulators will be based on the latest generation of OKTAL small range driver training simulator and will be constituted by a simplified dash board and three monitors for 3D viewing and virtual instrumentation.
Based on the latest version of OKSimRailTM software they will enable SNCF to provide their drivers with high level training courses for safe and efficient operation. The simulators will be commissioned in 30 training centers in France.

Fabrice CARLIER, Head of driving simulator purchasing at SNCF said « We chose OKTAL due to innovation and relevance of its solution in addition to its raisonnable price. This is a major project for SNCF because it will enable us to start continual vocational and skill enhancement training of more than 15300 drivers. This is also a challenge for OKTAL who will need to commissione all the driving simulators within 6 months after having finished the design phase.

OKTAL Sales&Marketing director Pascal COUCHAT explained that " after having been the first supplier of a driver training simulator for SNCF with the Eurostar simulator in 1992, OKTAL will become, with this contract, the first supplier of SNCF regarding the number of driver training simulators. This confirms that we have our sights set on becoming a leading actor especially in the French market in addition to the quality of our products. As SNCF is one of the most famous and important operator in the world, we are very proud to contribute to the quality improvement of its drivers' training."