ITEC 2018: Holovis forms simulation group
UK-based Holovis has formed a simulation group to leverage technologies from its enterprise and entertainment divisions.
Formed in 2004, the company has its roots in the automotive sector, predominantly in virtual manufacturing. Employing 130 staff in the UK, Shanghai and Orlando, Holovis is slowly increasing its presence in the simulation sector through the exploitation of emerging technologies.
‘Mixed reality is on the way and we’re involved in projects that will take it to the next level,’ said Stuart Hetherington, CEO at Holovis. ‘Major developments are being undertaken by our entertainment division that will appear in the next year or two.’
The company has been using ITEC to showcase some of this technology including a Joint Terminal Attack Controller simulator that has been developed in conjunction with Nautilus International Risk Consultants and Bohemia Interactive Simulations.
Featuring Barco F70 projectors, the simulator also includes the Holovis PixControl alignment tool.
‘We have a lot of display capability with a number of mechanical design, software and AV design specialists in the company,’ Hetherington told Shephard.
Holovis has already had success with a number of its products including the LearnView augmented reality system that is used by BAE Systems in Warton as a training tool for its engineers as well as its SunLight simulator that has been sold into the far east.
LearnView is in use at the BAE Systems Aerospace Academy and takes CAD and 2D training materials and converts them to fully immersive, interactive, mixed reality simulation environments.
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