Virtalis Technology Day at The University of Northampton
18th MAY will see Virtalis hosting its biggest ever Technology Day at the University of Northampton. The event will feature the latest in advanced visualisation and Virtual Reality (VR).
Throughout the day, speakers from top technology providers in the world of VR will showcase what is just round the corner, while Virtalis’ customers will talk about their own use of Virtalis technology. The keynote speaker will be Andrew Connell, Virtalis’ Technical Director, who will give a presentation about how visualisation technology is transforming the workplace.
Virtalis has just completed the installation of several ActiveWorks systems at The University of Northampton, including a unique, five sided ActiveCube and two ActiveWalls. The facility has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the incredibly high resolution Virtalis ActiveCube is the only one of its kind in the country. For bigger groups, the 6m x 3m four channel, tracked ActiveWall, powered by Virtalis immersive display software, generates an awe-inspiring 3D stereo experience for up to 75 people at a time. The smaller ActiveWall in the basement was specially designed for sensitive research, product design, marketing and small scale customer presentations. All three systems will be used to display the latest visualisation software and customer data in 3D throughout the day, along with a range of stand-alone VR hardware.
David Cockburn-Price, Virtalis’ MD, explained: “This will be the biggest VR event ever seen in the UK. As an independent technology company, we are the only company in Europe with the clout and experience to draw the industry’s big hitters like Nvidia, NVIS, Intersense, and Christie Digital. Our customers’ stories from people like AMRC and the British Geological Survey should inspire those about to embark on the journey into 3D. It might sound immodest, but The University of Northampton probably has the most impressive VR suite anywhere in Europe today, so it provides an excellent demonstration of what we can achieve.”