(Los Angeles, California--July 13, 2010) Vicon, an Academy Award®-winning developer of motion capture products, today announced the debut of its Advanced Services Group (ASG). The ASG was formed to service Vicon's largest clients and those who regularly pioneer new approaches and techniques, including NASA, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games, ILM, Activision, Audiomotion, Ford and others; providing them with a dedicated team of support engineers, workflow experts and customized development.|
Specifically, Vicon’s ASG focuses on the requirements, environments, and project-specific knowledge of key clients and providing services to help them innovate at the top of their industries, including:
- installation and support services
- managing plug-in development
- writing productivity scripts
- developing individualized high end workflows
- optimizing hardware
- integrating 3rd party hardware
The ASG also provides services that benefit all Vicon users, including focused training and documentation, product testing and advanced quality assurance testing of all Vicon Blade software releases. Tom Armbruster, VP of Sales and Entertainment Support for Vicon, oversees the new group while day-to-day operations are handled by Support Engineer Steven Andrews and former Vicon House of Moves Stage Manager Andre Lopez.
“Vicon customers around the world are developing breakthrough techniques across disciplines —everything from designing vehicle ergonomics to creating digital humans for films and games,” said Armbruster. “These customers push us to take our motion capture technologies to new heights. With the ASG we can help them maximize their innovation, and also filter the custom technology developed for these high-end pipelines into all of our motion capture systems.”
Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. Vicon operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters: a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for Vicon’s service company House of Moves.
Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image-understanding solutions for the Entertainment, Defense, Life Science and Engineering markets. Other holdings include: 2d3, a manufacturer of specialized image understanding software for defense applications; Yotta DCL our highways surveying business in the UK; and Yotta MVS, a leading US provider of data collection services for the assessment of property taxation.
Vicon and OMG global clients include: Life Science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, The Andrews Institute; Engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and Entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others.
For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit http://www.omg3d.com, http://www.vicon.com, http://www.vicon.com/boujou, http://www.2d3.com, http://www.yotta.tv, or http://www.yottamvs.com.