By Trevor Nash | 20th November 2017 Oxford – MTSN TRAINING / SIMULATION
Antycip Simulation formally launched its new regional demonstration centre (RDC) at its UK headquarters in Adderbury, Oxfordshire on 16 November.
Known as The Hub, the new RDC follows the establishment of a similar facility at the company’s Italian facility in Saronno, near Milan, Italy.
A subsidiary of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Antycip Simulation is a virtual reality and 3D immersive solutions integrator, and a provider of a wide range of simulation software and consultancy services.
The company has 25 partners that provide both software and hardware simulation solutions that Antycip can draw upon.
The Hub has been created in partnership with projection specialists Barco, which has provided its F90, F70 and F50 projectors for use in a number of spherical, flat, and rear-projection display systems. In addition, The Hub also contains a CM Labs Vortex Advantage test rig.
‘The idea behind The Hub is to have a demonstration centre where current and potential customers can see demonstrations and evaluate their own software using different configurations before they buy,’ explained Chris Waldron, UK regional manager at Antycip Simulation .
‘This will provide them with our expertise and the opportunity to de-risk their solutions. We hope that this process will help to shorten the procurement cycle and get the latest technology into service quicker than ever.’
The company said that, ‘The Hub will also help Antycip Simulation address the growing requirement for VR technologies in the design, academic and engineering sectors. The latest display solutions are complemented by a broad portfolio of software solutions for simulation, analysis and digital rendering – all underpinned by Antycip Simulation’s renowned expertise in this specialised field.’
As well as Barco’s projectors and CM Labs Vortex products, The Hub demonstration also featured Vicon motion tracking devices and TechViz VR visualisation in a 3D immersive collaborative working environment; VT MAK’s VR Vantage image generator, VR Forces computer generated forces and VR Engage virtual wargaming products; and VIOSO digital edge-blending and geometry alignment solutions.
‘We are very proud to introduce this second Regional Demo Centre, a natural next step which brings together our 20 years of expertise working on a broad range of cutting edge projects,’ said CEO of Antycip Simulation, Michel Pronier.
He continued: ‘It reinforces our reputation as an experienced partner that offers all the necessary guarantees to ensure the success of our customer projects.
‘As an independent systems integrator, we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential in our strong partner relationships whilst keeping a resolute focus on providing solutions that are the very best fit for our customer’s project parameters and needs. The Demo Centre will undoubtedly strengthen our capability to deliver on this promise,’ he said.
Antycip Simulation France is expected to open its RDC in 2018.