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Antycip Simulation opens UK regional demo hub

Antycip Simulation has opened a dedicated regional demo centre in its Adderbury office in Oxfordshire, the second such facility following the recent launch of its first demo centre in Saronno, near Milan.

The demo centre (aka The Hub) has the capability to demonstrate a full range of simulation, visualisation, training and virtual reality solutions.

Created in partnership with projector manufacturer Barco, The Hub is equipped with a single face VR CAVE, a power wall and a spherical display. This new addition to Antycip Simulation’s offering is a major step forward for the company, enabling it to better support its UK and international customers by adding product demonstration, modelling, analysis and laboratory facility capabilities.

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.

“We’re thrilled to open Antycip Simulation’s second Regional Demo Centre, in our UK offices,” said Chris Waldron, UK regional manager, at Antycip Simulation. “Customers can now visit us for demonstrations, training, testing and reviews in ways which were not possible in the past, enabling us to be an even better partner to them in finding the perfect solution for their project requirements.”

The single face VR CAVE station features a Barco F90 projector and is fitted with Vicon tracking cameras. This station can also be integrated with a HTC Vive to demonstrate collaborative working in VR across multiple platforms and locations, making it the perfect solution for a number of industries including automotive, oil and gas, architecture or medical.

In the second zone, visitors can now make use of a 5.8m x 2.1m Antycip Simulation power wall, with content fed by two Barco F50 projectors providing a seamless image.

Finally, the spherical display zone boasts a 4m x 2.2m screen with a horizontal field of view of 180°. It is powered by two Barco F70 projectors with warping and blending capability to provide an impressive curved image, giving users a highly realistic display for a range of simulation applications such as high end flight simulators and individual ground forces simulators.

Commenting on the collaboration with Barco, Antycip Simulation’s CEO Michel Pronier said: “Our sincere thanks to our partner Barco for its support in the development of this unique facility. The Demo Centre is the culmination of our long history of working together on a broad range of projects all over the world and an expression of our commitment to meeting customer needs and requirements.”

Dave Fluegeman, VP Simulation at Barco, added: “We are honoured that Antycip Simulation has chosen Barco as its prime projection technology partner to represent innovative projects and solutions in this unique facility.”

Pronier concluded: “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.”