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PRESS RELEASE May 23, 2012 PR Index
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - The Formula 1 simulator SYM 026 is rapidly being adopted around the globe. Produced in four versions, the SYM 026 is being installed in diverse environments, from museums to entertainment centers, as well as in professional race driver schools and, most recently, at the new Ferrari Myth exhibition, just opened on May 18, 2012 at the Italian Center in Shanghai China.
The SYM 026 is the first simulator available for the entertainment industry to be made exactly as those used for training professional F1 race car drivers. In fact, Evotek Engineering srl produces four versions of the SYM 026: Professional, Training, Virtual Game, and Static. In addition to sharing the same body shell, the four versions employ scaled down versions of the proprietary software used by racing teams.
|Produced in four versions, the SYM 026 is being installed in diverse environments, from museums to entertainment centers, as well as in professional race driver schools and, most recently, at the new Ferrari Myth exhibition, just opened on May 18, 2012 at the Italian Center in Shanghai China.|
The SYM 026 Professional version is used by professional racing drivers and / or racing teams. The software installed is the full version, which processes in real time the data that is processed live, during real races. This includes the amount of gas used, rubber tire status, feedback from the engineers, and other such essential statistics. In order to provide reliable data, the graphic rendition of the raceways is obtained by scanning the real tracks several times, then processing the various takes. In addition to providing unparalleled high definition, the data thus extrapolated, provides the team engineers and the driver with reliable and realistic information.
The SYM 026 Training version was designed specifically for car racing schools, and it is the only model that features a modified platform. The software used in this version is the same as that used in the Virtual Game one.
The SYM 026 Virtual Game version is dedicated to the entertainment industry, and has two software differences compared to the Professional version.
First of all, the software does not provide the technical information intended for the engineering team, as such data would be incomprehensible and distracting for the game player. However, the tracks, the rest of the software, as well as the hardware, are exactly the same as those used by professional drivers. The visual, emotional, and physical experiences during the ride are exactly the same.
Evotek Engineering will soon introduce rFactor compatibility to the Virtual Game version of the SYM 026. Though the graphic quality of the raceways is much lower compared to that provided by the scanned race tracks, by installing also what is currently the standard used by all simulators for entertainment in addition to the proprietary software, allows for racing with a wider variety of cars and raceways, such as the INDIE tracks and cars.
In addition, the SYM 026 platforms can be networked together through the Racing Center, allowing for virtual races and competitions among riders. A wireless network with scanned tracks is currently in the works.
About Evotek US, LLC
Evotek US, LLC was founded in California in 2010 to import and distribute the innovative products created by Evotek Engineering srl in the US, starting with the elegant, minimalist 4Lock for Apple iPhone, and now the SYM 026.
About Evotek Engineering srl
Evotek Engineering srl is a dynamic, hi-tech automotive R&D Italian company. It was established in 2007 as a complimentary, though independent arm of Evotek Manufacturing, a company founded in 2001 dedicated to the construction of prototypes, custom engineering of competition motorcycles, and other innovative creations. Among the products developed by Evotek Engineering srl, is also a kit to make the Smart Car electric and the 4Lock, the cool mount for iPhone on the go.