08
December
2013

Virtual Aerospace lands at Cobra to share Jetmax specs from The Gadget Show

Virtual Aerospace and Cobra Simulation recently brought two great products together on channel 5's The Gadget Show demonstrating to the flight sim world how you can take desktop flight simulation to the next level by bringing a full scale airliner cockpit into your home.

Paul Hand at Virtual Aerospace said "JetMax is an affordable flight simulation solution designed to replace your desk. We expect many desktop simmers to leave their desks behind to fly using a JetMax device, which is manufactured by leading simulator company Flighdeck Solutions. We were excited to showcase the Jetmax product along side the Cobra Curved Display on the Gadget Show, and our bet is a JetMax and Cobra combo will open up a whole new world of immersive simulator enjoyment.”

Alexander Bradley from Cobra Simulation said "Working with the team from Virtual Aerospace was a great experience, they have extensive knowledge in full size airliner simulator operations including full motion flight simulators at a facility near London. They bring that experience into the home with Jetmax and the Cobra Curved Display solution."

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FLIGHT SIMULATION for The ENTHUSIAST JetMax-737SKTQ
The JetMax737-SKTQ is a “Premium” Single Seat device and designed to get you fully immersed in your simulation experience. No more “Flying a Desk” when JetMax is involved. Take Flightdeck Solutions and the years of design/production expertise, blend that with a product line designed to be truly affordable and high fidelity and you have JetMax. The JetMax737-SKTQ is comprised of the following features:

· JetMax737 Throttle Quadrant
· JetMax737 Steering Tiller
· JetMax Mode Control Panel (MCP) and EFIS Control Panel (USB)
· FDS PRO-MX CDU with All Metal Bezel and VGA Display
· All Aluminum Structure
· Powder Coated Finish
· Scale Glare Shape and Sizing
· Highly Accurate and Detailed Panels
· USB PnP Interface (No programming Required!)
· Pre-Made Wiring Harness for Super Simple Connections
· Injection Moulded Knobs
· FDS Quality Hardware
· Accurate Landing Gear Mechanism
· LED “Drop Lighting”
· Dimmer Control
· Simplified PC Board Based Connections
· 30 Page Manual for Simple Step by Step Assembly
· Flightdeck Solutions Engineering and Production Expertise!

The JetMax737-SK is the “Full Solution ” model and designed to give you the maximum experience.

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03
December
2013

Vesaro and Cobra Simulation reveal The Gadget Show detailed specs

Vesaro & Cobra Simulation recently featured on the Gadget Show with an outstanding display of pure automotive racing adreniline. Combing the elegant sleek quality of the new v-spec rig with spherical projection screen the Cobra Curved Display.

Nevil Slade Managing Director from Vesaro said "The Cobra Curved display enables us to offer an immersive projection experience that compliments the current display solution available from Vesaro. We wanted a projection display system that would adapt well to our existing simulators and this solution was the perfect fit. The combination of the Curved Display and our existing technology really makes for something special that we are pleased to start offering to our customers."

Alexander Bradley managing director at Cobra Simulation said "We share many synergies with Vesaro in product development, ambition and target markets. The V-spec rig takes motion technology to a whole new level. Working in partnership for the gadget show viewers were treated to a worlds first in visual and professional automotive motion simulation. So we thought it only fair to share to tech fueled detail"

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Introduction to the Vesaro system
Vesaro build advanced modular simulation systems. The system is based around an ultra strong hand crafted centre core that can be adapted from the core system up to a full triple screen motion physics simulator or upgraded to feature the Cobra Curved Display. There are thousands of possible rig setups making the Vesaro system the world’s first truly modular commercial grade simulator system.


This modular flexibility allows you to start with the core rig and expand the complexity of your setup as you need. The rig is made from high quality ultra durable construction enabling us to confidently offer a 10 year warranty on all Vesaro constructed components. As a company we believe that your rig should last and our manufacturing process is designed for just that.


The rigs allow you to build a specific system for your needs with the option to choose the type of finish, different steering setups including support for Logitech, Fanatec and Thrustmaster, an advanced Tactile Feedback System, the D-BOX motion physics system, THX 5.1 surround sound audio, a single and triple display system and more.


Designed for PC, XBOX and Playstation 3 the Vesaro system offers a perfect mix of modular flexibility, beautiful stylish design and ultra stable engineering. So we caught up with Nevil Slade Vesaro's Managing Director to get a detailed breakdown of the new V-spec motion rig.

Gadget Show Rig Specs:
- Vesaro V-Spec Motion - 4 actuator DBOX motion technology providing up to 6 inches of travel and up to 2 G's of force, intelligent vibration,
- 904 KG/2000 Lbs Lift Capacity - 12 degrees of pitch and roll - 6 inch (15cm) stroke length, 3 DOF (pitch, roll and heave) - Max Vertical Velocity ± 100mm/sec
- FIA approved Cobra Evolution Pro bucket Racing Seat
- Force feedback controls with a release wheel system allowing you to quickly switch between GT and F1 style rims.
- Tactile Feedback System providing road, engine and impact sensation.
- THX certified 5.1 Surround Sound audio system for truly immersive audio.

Visuals
- Cobra Curved Display - spherical projection screen
- 150° horizontal FOV, 66° Vertical FOV
- Cobra True Dimension warping software
- Projection Design F35 (2560 x 1600) projector

Vesaro PC Specs
- Case - Lian Li PC- V2120B
- PSU - Corsair AX850 Gold
- Processor - Intel i7-3770K 3.5Ghz
- Cooling - Noctua NH-D14
- Motherboard - Gigabyte SKT-2011 G1 Assassin 2 Motherboard -Memory - Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 1866MHz -Graphics - GeForce GTX 690 Graphics Card 4GB
- Sound - 5.1 Optical Output
- Wireless - 802.11n PCIe wireless card
- SSD Hard Drive - 512GB SATA III
- CD/DVD/BlueRay - 12X Blue Ray Burner

Vesaro detailed features
- Commercial grade simulator construction.
- Lazer cut and tig/mig welded mild steel/Stainless steel construction.
- Choice of Semi Gloss powder coat or mirror finished polished stainless steel.
- Fully adjustable pedal plate using a slide runner system
- Pedal adjustment features quick release & locking function for easy repositioning.
- Adjustable pedal plate angle for total flexibility.
- Fully adjustable seating position using a quick release slider system.
- Adjustable seating height position.
- Choice of Left or Right gearstick arm position or choose no gearstick
- Professional racing seats from world class seat maker Cobra
- Buttkicker for a fully immersive tactile feedback experience
- THX Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound audio
- Support for the Logitech G25 & G27, Fanatec and Thrustmaster T500RS wheel and pedal sets.
- Display stands with adjustable distance from the seating position

D-Box Motion
D-BOX Motion physics system A Multi-Sensorial Revolution Motion editing is a new art form, a new sophisticated discipline where art meets technology meets gaming. It leads to the rise of MFX, a multi-sensorial revolution in gaming. Action becomes motion. Sounds become motion. Events become motion.Brace yourself for an entirely new, unforgettably immersive experience. All of this is made possible by the patented, award-winning technology.

Only D-BOX offers MFX using 3 types of intelligent movement (subtle pitch, roll and heave) to move you gently forwards and backwards, from side to side and up & down. Combine that with the D-BOX-encoded intelligent vibrations and it all comes together to create the most amazing, all-encompassing simulation experience ever.

Vesaro PC Systems
Vesaro dedicated Sim PC systems - custom designed and built for advanced simulation and extreme gaming. Our systems use only the best industry leading components and are designed to ensure future proof compatibility with the Vesaro motion system and triple display setups. Every system supports triple display output at high resolution and comes pre configured for the Vesaro motion systems D-BOX motion code. In addition all systems come with digital optical audio ensuring true digital surround sound when linked to the 5.1 surround sound audio systems that are available with our rigs. Wireless networking/broadband connectivity also ensures that your Vesaro rig is not tied down.

vesaro1Vesaro PC systems are custom designed and built for advanced simulation and extreme gaming. Our specialist sim optimized systems use only the best industry leading components and are designed to ensure future proof compatibility with the Vesaro simulation system and triple monitor display setups.

Every system supports triple display output at high resolution and comes pre configured for the Vesaro motion systems D-BOX motion code. In addition all systems come with digital optical audio ensuring true digital surround sound when linked to the 5.1 surround sound audio systems that are available with our rigs. Wireless networking/broadband connectivity also ensures that your Vesaro rig is not tied down.

Tactile Feedback System with support for all platforms
The wireless ButtKicker Kit is a silent subwoofer that delivers powerful tactile feedback to your Vesaro rig, when used in conjunction with our custom bracket the advance unit delivers feedback through your whole body, in the same way as you would get in a real car, not just the occasional vibration in the seat as is found with smaller units. Dial down the effect to suit your preference

The ButtKicker Kit features an easy to use wireless RF Transmitter and Receiver so that you can send the audio signal from your AV processor or TV to the ButtKicker amplifier and ButtKicker Advance unit.

This convenient Remote Control (IR) allows you to adjust the intensity of the ButtKicker® system from the comfort of your Couch or Chair. The Remote Control also features three preset EQ settings to optimize the performance of the ButtKicker® system for movies, music and gaming.

Audio system with support for all platforms
The Logitech Z906 is THX-Certified 5.1, delivers 500 watts (RMS) of theatre-quality sound and designed to fit perfectly to the Vesaro rig system using our custom designed bracket set. Featuring Digital and analogue inputs, an easy-to-read-and-stack control console and a wireless remote.

The ported, side firing Subwoofer adds an essential depth to the Buttkicker Advance tactile feedback system when used in conjunction on the Vesaro rig system"

Cobra Evolution Pro & GT with support for the Vesaro I rig
The Cobra Evolution Pro provides an authentic racing experience for your sim racing, all our seats are genuine Cobra seats. GT version provides 40mm extra width. The evolution Pro is used by professional circuit racers and rally drivers the world over who demand the ultimate in sports seating. The Evo Pro now dominates in most high profile series and drivers now demand the cobra evolution by name, regarding as one of the finest motorsport seats available today.

With a full composite lightweight shell, suede tec grip system on the cushions and wear points, full 5/6 point harness facility if you like to stay pinned when using the Vesaro motion system. The seat is upholstered as standard in high quality rock fabric.

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28
November
2013

Cobra Curved Display featured on the Gadget Show

"Best simulator experience ever" says Jason Bradbury

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The Cobra Curved Display was featured on TVs most popular and longest running gadget series The Gadget Show. Quoted as being one of the best simulator experiences ever, fans of the show where treated to two great examples of the Cobra Curved Display from Rachael Riley and Jason Bradbury that included a full motion racing simulator and a Boeing 737 flight simulator.


Commercial Flight Sim Specs

- Cobra Curved Display

- Cobra True Dimension warping software

- Jetmax 737ng Cockpit

- JVC DLA RS66 running in E-shift 4K virtual resolution

- I-fly avionics

- Saitek professional yoke

Jason Bradbury a full qualified pilot tried his hand at the controls of an iconic airliner the Boeing 737NG. Placed on a 10 mile final into blighty or Heathrow Airport as its better known. Enjoying his flying experience he said "This has to be one of the best simulators I have ever flown"

Full Motion Racing Rig Specs

- Cobra Curved Display

- Cobra True Dimension warping software

- F35 WQXGA projector running in 2560 x 1600 resolution

- Vesaro V-Spec motion rig

- D-Box motion technology

- Tactile feedback system

- THX Certified sound

Rachael Riley found herself at the hands of an HPD ARX 01c racing car whilst trying to navigate the Watkins Glenn I-racing track. She said "This is so realistic, I am loving it"

Both configurations demonstrate how diverse and immersive your experience can be when you incorporate the Cobra Curved Display to a simulator.

For more information about one of our comprehensive simulators please contact us via our website.

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25
November
2013

Cobra Simulation to appear on The Gadget Show

PRESS RELEASE :: 24 NOVEMBER 2013

Cobra Simulation, the innovative Scottish company behind a new technology that could revolutionise training simulation for airline pilots and the military, is to feature on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show on Monday 25 November.

Based in Livingston at the Alba Innovation Centre, a Scottish Enterprise funded project, Cobra Simulation was founded in 2012 by Alexander Bradley in order to develop, manufacture and market a ground-breaking new ‘2D/3D wraparound’ display solution.

Flight simulation markets alone were worth approx $3.2 Billion in 2012, and estimated to grow to $9.6 billion by 2018. Having previously been involved in a business specialising in flight simulation, Cobra’s founders identified a gap in the market and developed the Cobra Curved Display, the world’s first panadome spherical projection screen to use a single projector. The product uses the latest in first surface mirror technology and image warping software to provide an enhanced, immersive viewing experience.

Cobra’s managing director, Alexander Bradley says: “The difference in experience between traditional simulators and our screens is similar to that which you would feel if you compared a standard movie theatre with an IMAX cinema. Our screens make you feel like you are part of the action and with the ultra hd projectors when they become mainstream next year, it is as close as you can get to real life. I’m delighted that we have had the chance to showcase our technology on a programme with the reputation and following of The Gadget Show.”

A highly portable, easy-to-assemble and cost effective solution, the product has a wide range of potential applications in addition to flight and automotive simulation including home entertainment (gaming and 3D movie viewing), business (remote video conferencing and training), as well as military and educational uses. As such, the Cobra Curved Display has a huge potential global market.

Before approaching Alba Innovation Centre, lack of business premises and limited start-up funds meant that Mr Bradley was hosting demonstrations in the front room of his home.

As a result of the support provided by the team at Alba Innovation Centre, Cobra Simulation has raised more than £75K in private investment and secured grant funding from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International worth a total of £7,500

“I can honestly say that we couldn’t have achieved what we have so far without the help and support of the Alba Innovation Centre,” adds Mr Bradley. “The Centre and its advisors have been like extra members of the Cobra team. The level and range of support supplied has been absolutely invaluable to the company’s growth.”

Peter Andrew, Head of incubation and innovation support at Innovation Centres Scotland, which manages Alba Innovation Centre on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, says: “Technology innovation is hugely important for Scotland’s future and Cobra Simulation is a fantastic example of an ambitious Scottish start up with the potential for massive growth on the world stage.”

The company has also expanded into a new production facility in Bathgate, where the curved display units are assembled from component parts, sourced and supplied from sub-contractors all over the world. The company formally went into production in early 2013.

Cobra Simulation has also now established and is continuing to develop a global network of resellers and has recently completed orders for display units from the US, the UK, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Portugal and New Zealand.

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21
November
2013

Optoma & Cobra announce console compatibility for the Cobra Curved Display

Optoma Europe and Cobra Simulation announced today that they have partnered up to offer console compatibility for the Cobra Curved Display with the new XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4. This means that users can enjoy the benefits of the latest generation of consoles and for the first time experience this in a truly immersive curved screen.

 

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The Cobra Curved Display is a spherical projector screen that takes curved display technology into the future. The Cobra Curved Display has a small footprint and can be integrated into static simulators or simply placed on a std office desk. Imagine enjoying your favourite console title on a 1.8 x 1 metre screen that curves around you both horizontally and vertically filling your peripheral vision with the latest HD, Ultra HD & 4K content.


It is made possible by Optoma’s signal processing technology. The Optoma warp box (HQView 320) takes the output from your entertainment console and geometrically corrects the image in real time allowing you to view content for the flat screen on your spherical Cobra Curved Display.

Optomawarpbox A Cobra Curved Display warp profile will be configured then pre-loaded to match your projector optics and Cobra. These new solutions are available from Cobra Simulation in two new bundles. The standard bundle caters for those whom have already purchased an XBOX ONE or PlayStation 4 and includes a Cobra Curved Display, Projector, Optoma warp box, Cable pack.

The Extreme bundles adds your choice of console and Cobra Simulations D630 stand to the package. All bundles offer optional on-site installation.

About Optoma

Optoma is a world leading designer and manufacturer of projectors for business, education, professional audio/video and home entertainment, with comprehensive ranges to exceed the expectations of every user.  Optoma's innovative products are carefully crafted to deliver crystal clear images of unrivalled quality by incorporating the latest DLP® technology from Texas Instruments, together with advanced optical engineering expertise and dedication to superb product quality. 

The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in Europe, the USA and Asia; whilst Optoma Europe, based in London, covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Local services are delivered from regional offices in France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Benelux and sales representatives in Dubai, Italy, Poland, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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