Gerhard (Kim) Kimenkowski, Managing Director, thanked attendees for a wonderful evening with the following words:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending our CADwalk Opening and Jumbo Vision 25th birthday celebration. In my view, the event was an incredible success and on behalf of our team, I would like to thank you for spending the evening with us. It was great to have the opportunity to meet and catchup with so many of you face to face and it was fantastic to see so many industry leaders in the same room, enjoying themselves.
I hope you had the chance to meet our local MP’s Peter Tinley and Nathan Morton as well as some of our international representatives Mark Thomas, Eduard Schroeder and Manfred Reich who are taking charge of bringing CADwalk to Europe, USA and beyond.
Once again, I would like to thank you for spending such an enjoyable evening with Jumbo Vision and CADwalk employees and I look forward to speaking with you soon. “
The inaugural CADwalk event at the new premises in Western Australia has been a success. The Lean Special Interest Group, facilitated by Shinka Management, were the first group to have the opportunity to experience the newly completed CADwalk in Perth.
This event provided a fantastic opportunity for members to learn more about CADwalk’s application in optimising manufacturing processes, to try their hand at solving a lean management problem using CADwalk, and to network with likeminded people after formal proceedings.
Shinka Management’s Paul Smith provided the opportunity for attendees to experience a live walk through of the Metal One Isuzu Gifu Service Centre (a steel coil handling facility located near Nagoya, Japan), an excellent example of the efficient use of space and application of 5S principles to support safety, quality and efficiency.
Jumbo Vision awarded $1 million commercialisation grant from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme to open CADwalk Centres of Excellence in Europe and the US.
Space-critical room design for high-value assets like control rooms, has traditionally been a long-winded saga of meetings, design reviews and scale modeling. Australian company Jumbo Vision, long-time pioneers in integrating audiovisual, IT and VR technologies into turnkey technical rooms, is set to change all that.
Their 300 sqm CADwalk visualisation experience breaks down the barriers between idea and implementation by allowing stakeholders to physically walk through a life-sized virtual projection of their control room as it takes shape. This unique “holodeck”-like approach results in a much faster journey from concept to construction – typically shaving months from the usual process, according to Jumbo Vision.
Jumbo Vision currently operates a CADwalk in Adelaide, to service the domestic market and is poised to open a second Australian CADwalk in Perth, servicing the Asia Pacific region by the end of November.
As an innovative leap forward in commercial room design, CADwalk was recently supported by the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, which awarded Jumbo Vision $1 million in matching grant funds to support their global expansion through the establishment of CADwalk Centres of Excellence in both Europe and North America.
The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative at the firm level under the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. Using Advisers and Facilitators drawn from industry, the primary focus is on providing access to the best advice and networks to improve competitiveness and productivity.
CADwalk has already been put through its paces in trial projects from both sides of the Tasman. Organizations that have benefited from the technology include Air Services Australia, Major Oil and Gas and Mining Companies, CSIRO, AGL, South East Water, Unison NZ and Transpower NZ. As part of their expansion plans, Jumbo Vision will look beyond control rooms to other space-critical environments, such as data centers, shops and warehouses, offices, lean manufacturing, and even kitchen design.
In establishing CADwalk as a standalone business, Jumbo Vision will recruit an experienced business executive, to oversee its global expansion says Tom Shopland, “We have first mover advantage with this unique product, so having the funding for rapid expansion into key markets is significantly important.”
The successful grant application was the culmination of a four month project by the CADwalk team, said Mr Shopland, and included invaluable collaboration with the University of South Australia.
Transpower wished to upgrade its system control environment to introduce additional space and more ergonomically effective desking for staff to meet modern health and safety standards, efficiencies and objectives.
Transpower sent two system coordinators to a 2 day CADwalk workshop at our Centre of Excellence in Adelaide to ‘try out’ their proposed floor layout in a life size experience. CADwalk enabled variations of shape and location to be tested in real time.
‘The end result has been near perfect. The CADwalk experience was a big benefit when it came time to sign the supply contract and the consoles (delivered by Jumbo Vision) have proven to be everything Transpower wanted and expected.’ - System Operations Manager, Transpower
Jumbo Vision International is proud to announce that they have won the New Product award for CADwalk at the South Australian iAwards on Friday June 27th, 2014.
Presented by South Australian Premier, the Hon. Jay Weatherill MP to Jumbo Vision General Manager Lena Kimenkowski, the award is a powerful validation of CADwalk, which allows a project team to physically walk-through, interact, review and optimise any room, building or plant layout at a 1:1 scale, all in real-time.
The CADwalk system, a world first, employs 2D, 3D and 3D Stereoscopic vision, multiple projection and 3D motion capture cameras overcomes the traditional challenges experienced in space and environment design, by taking a process that is paper based and making it life size and interactive.
CADwalk allows clients to understand plans and space in a new and exciting way by using the latest in advanced visualisation technologies to create an interactive, life-size design experience.