Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator wins best new product award

The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator has been named a 2019 Edison Best New Product Awards™winner in recognition for excellence in innovation. The Virtual Reality Simulator was chosen among the best products by more than 3,000 of the world’s senior business executives, academics and innovation professionals.

Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Named after inventor Thomas A. Edison, the award symbolizes the persistence and excellence in innovation needed to make game-changing products. With 16 different categories, submissions are judged on concept, value, delivery and impact.

“We are excited about our innovation being recognized among such an expansive group of technology solutions from various global companies,” said Stacey Patch, business manager of the virtual reality simulator, The Raymond Corporation. “Our mission is to improve our own industry with game-changing innovations, such as the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, and solve manufacturing challenges with unique and attractive solutions.”

The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator is an advanced operational learning tool that provides hands-on instruction in a virtual environment, educating new and existing forklift operators on best practices. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator plugs directly into a Raymond® forklift’s patent-pending sPort, or Simulation Port, allowing full immersion into the virtual environment using a truck’s real controls. The use of the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator on an actual Raymond® forklift minimizes disruption of day-to-day warehouse operations and eliminates the need to purchase separate equipment.

To learn more about the Edison Awards or to see the 2019 list of finalists, please visit www.edisonawards.com.