Virtalis Technology Heads East
A recent visit by two senior executives from Shanghai’s RBD Computer Technology Company heralds the beginning of Virtalis’ 3D technology being adopted by major organisations in China. What first attracted RBD was the firm’s latest software that applies Virtalis clustering technology to PTC’s new DIVISION MockUp 64 bit and is known as the Visionary Cluster.
Jacky Zheng, RBD’s Sales and Marketing Manager, commented: “We are really excited now we have seen what Virtalis can do. Initially, it was their Visionary Cluster that came to our notice and we have already put this solution into six big contract bids with top ship building, automotive and aerospace companies, as well as a couple of academic institutions. Our visit allowed us to experience their complete and impressive range of projected and immersive systems and to see the software development capability they have and we now see many opportunities for these in China too.”
Virtalis’ breakthrough technology allows the loading of much larger chunks of data than was ever previously possible. The world’s largest CAD models can now be loaded in one go and rendered and flown in real-time while still using standard PC architecture. The Virtalis system duplicates most of the functionality of MockUp 64, creating a seamless integration between MockUp and the cluster. The solution is also infinitely scalable, with three PCs, or as many as are required, capable of running both large-scale, projected environments and a headset-wearing, fully tracked individual either singularly or simultaneously exploring the same model. Virtalis has also developed a portfolio of software drivers for the best-selling Virtual Reality peripheral devices (including Intersense, Polhemus and CyberGlove) to be used with MockUp in immersive virtual environments.
David Cockburn-Price, Virtalis MD, explained: “RBD’s visit allowed us to train their technical team to provide integration, installation and first line support for the Visionary Cluster in China. This is a unique solution that we have launched at a time when the MCAD market clearly has the appetite for ever bigger data sets. At the same time, there is an unprecedented level of international technological collaboration as really large-scale projects are going increasingly global. We naturally hope this new relationship will be a first foray into what will become a major export market for us.”
RBD Computer Company Website