Agility3 deliver another project for BAE Systems

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Having worked with them previously, one of the world’s largest defence contractors, BAE Systems, recently awarded Agility3 another contract to develop simulation content for their maritime sector to support military training systems.

The expert knowledge and capabilities of Agility3 in the development of virtual 3D models for real-time simulation had been obvious within the previous work that Agility3 had produced for BAE Systems. Therefore, they welcomed working with the Hertfordshire based team again and knew they would deliver high quality work with a professional service for the 3D models developed for this latest project.

Michael Mallia, Assistant Project Manager for Sub-Surface Trainers within BAE Systems said “Having worked directly with Agility3 on previous projects I have always found their 3D modelling services to be of the highest quality, being very visually representative and meeting all requirements. Alongside this the Agility3 team are always responsive, professional and easy to work with. Therefore, we had confidence in choosing to work with them again and would always recommend them to others.”

For more information on the capabilities of Agility3 then feel free to call us on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

 

Agility3 train station models support signal sighting activities

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Specialist Project Integration (SPI), a longstanding customer of Agility3, recently had a requirement for a range of virtual 3D models that were to be representative of a number of train stations based in North-West England. Given the prior knowledge and experience that SPI, an innovative consultancy involved with major infrastructure and building projects, had regarding the capabilities of Agility3, they had confidence in choosing us to complete this development for them..

The train station models were required to support signal sighting activities therefore it was imperative that the models were an accurate visual representation of the stations as they would be seen from the track. Therefore, all the platforms, walkways, bridges, fences, walls, signage, seating and other features that could be seen by a train driver from their position on the track needed to be accurately located and look exactly like it would in reality. This was made more challenging by the fact that there were some areas of the required stations that hadn’t been built yet! However, using CAD data as a reference source alongside on-site photography and the technical expertise of our 3D modellers, Agility3 were able to deliver another successful project for SPI which they were very pleased with..

Keith Wakeford, Head of Modelling & Simulation at SPI, said “Photo realistic station models are a key element in SPI’s Signal Sighting offering. Agility3 are able to consistently interpret our requirement and produce accurate, highly realistic models, within budget, and to schedule. SPI is delighted to continue it’s ongoing relationship with Agility3.”

For more information please contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

Network Rail produce article showcasing technology developed by Agility3 and SPI

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Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager for most of the rail network within England, Scotland and Wales has recently released an article showcasing the virtual viewing technology that has been jointly developed by Agility3 and SPI.

The article, which can be seen by clicking here shows how this technology is being utilised to help save time and money whilst also improving safety ahead of major upgrade works to Liverpool Lime Street Station. It has allowed Network Rail to carry out 4D virtual modelling which has aided in planning the work and reduces the amount of time needed on track and, in turn, the potential impact to train services.

Virtual reality technology helping Network Rail redevelop Liverpool Lime Street: Liverpool Lime Street VR - aerial view future

For more information on this technology, feel free to call Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

Agility3 celebrate 4th birthday – what a year it’s been!

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On the 1st of July 2016 Agility3 stepped into its 5th year of trading and so celebrated its 4th birthday – plenty of cake was consumed!

At the end of each year we always like to look back and reflect on where we have come from since our inception in 2012 and how we have developed over the preceding 12 months. This year we are especially proud of the success and growth we have experienced. We could say it has been the best year yet!

Through the hard work, passion and dedication of our team we have seen our sales more than double that of our previous year. This has meant we have been able to add some very talented new recruits to our team and also upgrade our office. In April 2016 we moved to our new lovely countryside location, complete with nearby country pub, just outside of Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

Amidst our growth we are thrilled that we have been able to continue working with our existing clients such as Specialist Project Integration (SPI) and the TRL as well as welcoming some exciting new clients such as Transport for London (TfL) and Inzpire Ltd.

With our clients, over the last 12 months, we have worked and continue to work on some really interesting projects with innovative end uses. With TfL we have been developing a 3D Visualisation tool which brings their Railway Engineering Simulator results to life, helping key stakeholders understand the simulation modelling behind engineering decisions. Alongside this we have been creating a virtual environment of the Greenwich Peninsula which TRL will use within its DigiCar driving simulator as part of trials for their GATEway Project – an £8 million research project to investigate the use, perception and acceptance of autonomous vehicles in the UK. We then recently joined the Inzpire Ltd team to support them in the development of their next generation synthetic training project, GHOST, for the UK MOD’s Centre of Defence Enterprise. It has been great to work on these projects and we’re very proud of our contribution to innovation and change in a number of sectors.

These projects and all the others we have worked on throughout the year have kept us very busy indeed, but that’s the way we like it! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and everyone that has helped us reach this point.

There are lots of exciting things on the horizon for Agility3 and we look forward to another 12 months of pushing the boundaries and using our expertise to help our clients achieve success.

If you would like any more information, then feel free to call us on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

Agility3 confirmed as part of the Inzpire team to develop next generation synthetic training solution

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As announced at Farnborough Airshow 2016, Inzpire Ltd, have been awarded phase 2 funding in the Agile, Immersive Mission Training Competition by the UK MOD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) and the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC). The competition was designed to seek out techniques and solutions aimed at providing more cost-effect and timely military training capabilities.  

Having completed initial development work during phase 1 of the competition, Inzpire now focus on pushing their solution, named GHOST (Graphically Hosted Objective Solution for Training), to higher technology readiness levels. To assist them in this, Inzpire, who are one of the fastest growing defence companies in UK, have enlisted the support of Agility3. 

Given the experience and capabilities of Agility3 in the development of synthetic training solutions for military purposes, Inzpire saw Agility3 as an ideal partner to work with to take the GHOST project forward. Bob Chevli, Head of Synthetic Training Division at Inzpire, said that “Inzpire are delighted to be working with Agility3 in the delivery of Project GHOST. In Agility3, Inzpire have found a technically accomplished partner which shares a similar ethos and innovative nature.”

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Agility3 are delighted to be part of the Inzpire team involved in this exciting project. For more information, contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

 

Agility3 awarded membership to the Dstl UK Synthetic Environment (SE) Tower of Excellence Community of Practice

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Agility3 are delighted to announce that we have been awarded membership to the Community of Practice (COP) within the UK Synthetic Environment (SE) Tower of Excellence. The SE Tower is managed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and aims to develop UK defence capability that underpins the use of simulation and synthetic environments.

As part of the COP we will be amongst a group of experts, like ourselves, in the field of modelling and simulation.The SE Tower COP seeks to encourage and enable members to collaborate in research and exploitation activities for UK defence purposes, independent of contracted research.

We are extremely proud to have been accepted into this prestigious group and are excited to begin working alongside other experts to help shape the modelling and simulation capabilities within the MOD.

For more information, contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

We are very excited to announce that Agility3 has moved office!

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Since the inception of Agility3 Limited in 2012 we have gone from strength to strength, providing high quality modelling and simulation services to a diverse and ever-growing client base. The increasing demand for our services has required us to expand our team of industry experts which, subsequently, led us to outgrow our previous office. Now, after an exciting (and admittedly somewhat hectic) couple of months we are all settled at our new location:

Agility3 Limited,
Unit 7,
Titmore Court,
Titmore Green,
Little Wymondley,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire,
SG4 7JT 

We are extremely proud that our success has enabled us to grow and develop. We are looking forward to an exciting new era in the life of Agility3.

If you would like to get in touch to find out more then please feel free to call us on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk or, of course, come and visit us – you’d be very welcome!

TRL selects Agility3 to develop model of Greenwich Peninsula as part of innovative GATEway project

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TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) has chosen to work alongside Agility3 as part of its high-profile GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project – an £8million research project to investigate the use, perception and acceptance of autonomous vehicles in the UK.

 

One of three projects awarded by Innovate UK under its ‘Introducing driverless cars to UK roads’ competition, the GATEway project seeks to understand and overcome the technical, legal and societal challenges of implementing automated vehicles in an urban environment. Led by TRL, the project will investigate a number of different use cases for automated vehicles, using trials of fully automated vehicles; full mission, high fidelity driving simulator tests, and demonstrations of remote vehicle operation.

To support the simulation element of the project, Agility3 will be drawing on its extensive 3D modelling and simulation experience and expertise to develop a 3D virtual environment of the Greenwich Peninsula. This model will be used within TRL’s full mission, high fidelity driving simulator, DigiCar, to investigate driver behaviour in the presence of automated vehicles.

The 3D model will provide users with a realistic experience of driving a car on the Greenwich Peninsula, with everything from road layouts, to flowerbeds, to bridges and London landmarks accurately reproduced in detail within the virtual environment. The model, which is due for completion in September 2016, will play an integral role in helping researchers understand how drivers would react and respond to driverless vehicles in real life road scenarios.

Professor Nick Reed, Academy Director for TRL said “The GATEway project is about understanding how the public learn to trust and accept automated vehicles within an urban environment. As part of the project, we’ll be using our high fidelity driving simulator to investigate how drivers of regular cars respond and adapt their behaviour to the presence of automated vehicles on the roads.”

“In order to ensure these trials are successful, it’s vital that we use a realistic 3D model of the Greenwich peninsula road environment to ensure participants feel truly immersed in the simulated driving task. We’ve entrusted the creation of this model to Agility 3 due to the company’s high quality of work, speed of delivery and the cost effectiveness of its solution.”

 Agility3 are thrilled to be involved with this innovative and game-changing project that will alter the way we think about travel for years to come!

For more information, www.gateway-project.org.uk or contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

Liverpool Echo use Agility3/SPI model images in recent article on Liverpool Lime Street Train Station development project

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A recent article, published on the Liverpool Echo website, concerning the upcoming £340 million development project of Liverpool Lime Street Train Station has used images taken from a 3D model co-developed by Agility3. The accurate environment model of Liverpool Lime Street was developed in collaboration with Specialist Project Integration (SPI) and was designed to give stakeholders within Network Rail the ability to visualise how the station will look before and after the proposed changes.

Take a look at the article and the images entitled “Lime Street station before:” and “Lime Street station after:” by following the link below:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-train-passengers-take-strain-11068979

For more information, contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk

Agility3 awarded contract to develop a 3D visualisation capability for Transport for London

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Agility3, developer of interactive 3D applications and environments, have been selected by Transport for London (TfL) to develop a new software application that allows their engineers to visualise TfL Railway Engineering Simulator generated output within an immersive 3D environment.

Built using the latest technology from the games industry, the 3D Visualiser will give London Underground and other TfL Rail engineers the ability to automatically generate sophisticated virtual 3D rail networks and visualise train movements and asset states based on time stamped simulation data from TfL’s existing Railway Engineering Simulator (RES).

To be delivered in March 2016, the 3D Visualiser will enhance the communication of performance analysis findings to senior management and high level stakeholders, leading to improved decision making.

TfL’s System Modelling Strategy Manager, David Dobson said “We are very pleased to be partnering with Agility3.  They bring with them exactly the right mix of gaming software and railway experience to allow us to achieve our goals and their previous work impressed us during a very competitive tendering process”.

For more information contact Agility3 on 01438 488066 or email info@agility3.co.uk.