GENERAL DESCRIPTION Simutech
--- the leader in "hands-on"
HVACR training software, offers a wide array of simulators that cover nearly
every area of the industry. SimutechSimulator Training
are used extensively by vocational schools, colleges, trade
unions, contractors, and facilities worldwide to provide realistic
HVAC and refrigeration service training. All levels
of users, from the entry-level student to the seasoned technician, will benefit by using
simulators! Computer simulation software
provides "hands-on" training at a fraction of the cost of purchasing and
maintaining mechanical HVACR equipment and their required facilities!
Besides the cost savings, computer-based training has been proven to greatly
enhance the retention level and interest of trainees.
Simulators are invaluable tools in teaching students the
basics of HVACR equipment operation and troubleshooting, as well as improving
the service skills of experienced technicians. By using computerized
and built-in test equipment, the trainee can quickly learn the
operating characteristics and methods of troubleshooting and repairing
faults commonly encountered in the field. Simulators are also ideal for
testing the knowledge and service skills of prospective employees.
Simutech simulators meet the accreditation standards of
(Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation)
Also, they are ideal study-tools for NATE and ICE Certification.
You'll find Simutech simulators are easy to use -- even for first-time
computer users! The software runs on any standard IBM-compatible
PC using Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista, and 7 (32 and 64-bit), and
on servers using Novell Netware, and Windows NT, 2000, Server 2003 and Server 2008
Some important features of Simutech simulators:
- Animated graphics enable trainees to watch
the system functioning and refrigerant flowing
- Adjustable operating parameters, including
indoor and outdoor temperatures, and humidity
- Built-in test equipment allows measurement
of pressure, temperature, combustion, and electrical values
- Automatically tracks trainee performance and
- Networkable up to 99 users simultaneously
- Compatible with Windows 95 thru Windows 7
(32-bit or 64-bit)
An Instructor Interface
is a stand-alone program for use
in a training environment that's utilizing multiple stand-alone
computers. This program, which is generally installed on the instructor's
computer, makes fault selection and report retrieval easier
the instructor. These interfaces are not
compatible with our network
Faults for the simulator's users may be preselected by the instructor
by going to each workstation and manually picking the faults from
an on-screen fault list. However, an easier and faster method
is simply for the instructor to use the Instructor Interface to select
faults for all the workstations at one time. The faults are then
quickly uploaded (transferred) to each workstation, using a disk or
The simulators generate Repair Logs and other reports that can
be viewed or printed by the instructor at each workstation. However, if
the Instructor Interface is available, these reports may be easily downloaded
to a disk or flash drive from each workstation, then uploaded to the instructor's
computer. The instructor may then view or print reports for each workstations'
users. The Instructor Interface is ideal if a printer isn't available
at each workstation!
An Instructor Interface is available for each simulator. They are not
interchangeable or for use with our network versions. The interfaces
are strongly recommended if six or more stand-alone computers
are being utilized.
The Instructor Interfaces
require the following minimum
computer system to operate:
- IBM compatible PC with a Pentium® class processor,
32 or 64-bit.
- Minimum RAM required by operating system
- Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT/XP/Vista/7
- VGA or SVGA display
- Hard drive, minimum available disk space of 500KB
- Pointing device, such as Windows-compatible mouse
The simulators are available in either Stand-alone computer versions
. Please note the proper Part Number when ordering.
Stand-alone Computer Versions
These versions are available with either a single license, which
allows installation and use of one simulator on one computer, or
multiple licenses, which allows the simulator to be installed on
more than one computer at the same campus or training facility. One
license is required per computer and must be owned
(or leased) and under the direct control of the software licensee.
The Network version is licensed for installation on one
local-area network (LAN) at one campus or training facility only,
for concurrent use by the maximum licensed users (seats). All network
workstations ("clients") that are capable of accessing the software
must be physically located within the server's campus or facility. The
server must NOT be accessible from "off-site" by any means, including an
intranet, WAN, or the Internet (unless a special license is
purchased). Each workstation using or accessing the software must be
owned (or leased) and remain under the direct control of the
For branch or satellite training locations, multi-site licenses
Stand-alone Computer Versions
One USB hardware key ("dongle") is supplied for each licensed stand-alone
computer. The key plugs into any USB port and allows all simulators
that are installed on that computer to operate. Parallel-port type
keys are also available upon request.
One USB hardware key ("dongle") is supplied per server (except Novell
or Virtual servers), to allow all simulators installed on the server
to operate. This key allows only the licensed number of user-clients (seats)
to access each simulator concurrently. Keys are available for 25-user,
50-user, and 99-user networks. A parallel-port type key is also available
upon request. A license management program is included with each
simulator, to allow your IT Department to monitor license usage.
If an additional simulator is purchased at a later date, the key will
automatically be reprogrammed to enable the new simulator
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Last Update: 10/18/11