OFFERS WIND TUNNEL CUSTOMERS ENHANCED ACCESSIBILITY, COST-SAVING
N.C. - A new segway-style
device at the A2 Wind Tunnel, appropriately named "A2D2," is
offering customers of the North
Carolina facility an enhanced access to testing
that can greatly reduce expenses and increase accessibility.
The device is the "Double"
by Double Robotics, a cutting-edge user controlled robot with an iPad
mounted to the top of the frame. Using Double Robotics technology, A2
customers can test their products in the wind tunnel and view the tests
live without having to travel to North
A2D2 offers customers the option to save
a dramatic amount of money.
Many times, travel expenses surpass
the cost of the wind tunnel test, A2's David Salazar noted. A2D2 allows
customers the opportunity to send fewer representatives to North
Carolina for wind tunnel testing while still
allowing those representatives and interested parties the opportunity
to engage in the test.
Certain companies can get away with
no travel to the A2 Wind Tunnel, such as the California-based Williams
"Williams Cycling in Stockton,
California, was the first
company to put A2D2 to use," Salazar said. "Williams reps had
total control of A2D2, driving it around the wind tunnel and the
control room. We discussed data, proposed ideas and truly engaged them
in the test from thousands of miles away. This is a revolutionary
offering that will save our customers money and improve their time in
the tunnel; we're very pleased to now offer A2D2, and many thanks to
Double Robotics for making this possible."
Keith Williams of Williams Cycling
offered his thoughts on A2's latest enhancement.
"To have this access to a
facility with the capability of A2 is huge for a company like
ours," Williams said. "An east-coast test from our California
base could take us out of the office for three days when you count a
day of travel, a day to test, and a day to return home.
"The ability to simply log on to
the test from our office and interact with Dave as if we were right
there in A2 was quite an experience," Williams added. "Not
only did it save us a lot of money in travel expenses, but with full
access to the tunnel at our control, we felt like we were actually
there every step of the way. Now prototype testing is going to be
almost effortless as we can send something right away to get tested and
have immediate results while saving us time and money."
The addition of A2D2 is the latest in
a series of upgrades that have the A2 Wind Tunnel at the pinnacle of
world leaders in aero cycling analysis.
A2's recent upgrades also include a
complete camera-system enhancement with six high-definition cameras, 28
high-intensity lights in the test section to enhance the HD cameras'
performance, Dartfish, the most advanced
video technology software on the market, and a new 46-inch flat-screen
TV in the control room to enhance customer viewing.
For more information on A2D2 and how
it can help your company, visit a2wt.com, contact
Geoff Eaker at 704-799-1001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.