OpEx Lab

Our Facilities


A central feature of the Digital Service Engineering theme includes leading-edge virtual and augmented reality visualisation and high definition video collaboration that enables us to reach out to an online global audience of industry-based partners.


The lab offers an impressive visualisation suite comprising large projection display with precision infrared tracking, fully immersive head mounted display system and 3D fly sticks which together enable group collaboration within a virtual world.  A team of engineers, for example, may navigate a 3D model, select and manipulate component parts in real-time and facilitate decision-making at all stages of a product development cycle. The lab offers access to a range of facilities including but not limited to: 

  • ART Trackpack optical tracking system
  • NVIS ST50 VR/AR headset
  • Flystick2 3D mouse
  • Oculus Rift VR headset
  • Dell NVIDIA Quadro K5000 workstations
  • Double Telepresence Robot
  • 9 screen NEC video wall
  • Optoma HD projector
  • Dual screen breakout displays
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • Epson Moverio BT-200
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer
  • DAVID Laser scanner


The Digital Service Engineering theme has a flexible operating system to produce VR models from standard CAD data. We also have facilities to integrate data from discrete event simulation to VR.


Our telepresence hosts up to 500 on-line participants simultaneously via desktop tablet or mobile device to facilitate high quality international conferencing, design and training events. Your organisation benefits from consistency of delivery, reduced travel costs, and environmental impact and enhanced employees’ work/life balance and productivity.


Apart from visualisation capabilities we have a range of modelling and simulation software packages available for use such as Witness and AnyLogic.


For more information, contact Dr John A. Erkoyuncu, Director of Through-life Engineering Services Centre.