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Mechdyne digs deep for virtual environment

7 January 2013



Mechdyne Corporation is to begin installation of a four-sided 'CAVE' (Automatic Virtual Environment) in the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) at the University of Wyoming campus at Laramie, USA.

The university will have Wyoming’s only CAVE – a room-sized advanced visualisation solution that combines high-resolution, stereoscopic projection and 3D computer graphics to create a complete sense of presence in a virtual environment.

'The Mechdyne CAVE complements the primary function of the EIC – to help faculty, students and industry experts collaborate and create "what if" scenarios,' said Brent Redman, account manager for Mechdyne.

'The CAVE is an amazing tool for discovery. It allows many users to experience a virtual environment at the same time, helping them analyse and interpret a wide variety of spatially-related data.'

The CAVE, which was designed, engineered and integrated by Mechdyne, will be housed in the 3-D Visualization Research Lab at the EIC, which is a newly constructed LEED building connected to one of the largest supercomputers in the world, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Wyoming Supercomputing Center located in Cheyenne.

The contract to design, engineer, integrate and install the CAVE solution was awarded to Mechdyne in October 2012; completion is scheduled for March 2013.

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