CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 7, 2008— A small thermal imaging camera mounted on a firefighter's helmet lets commanders immediately see that a burning support beam has fallen on him. They quickly dispatch a nearby team to help out, realizing that every second counts. This scenario is a reality thanks to next-generation digital video products developed by U.K. technology company domo, Ltd. using SolidWorks(R) 3D CAD software.
domo has developed technology that lets emergency responders,
security officers, anti-drug enforcement agencies, hospitals, and the
military see action in real-time so commanders can make smart,
potentially life-saving decisions fast. domo's products transmit
broadcast-quality videos across non-line of sight digital wireless
networks more affordably and efficiently than similar video products.
The company standardized on SolidWorks software to improve design
accuracy, enhance innovation, and reduce rework. It also uses
SolidWorks' CircuitWorks(TM) tool, which bridges the gap between
electronic CAD and mechanical CAD software, helping engineers ensure
printed circuit boards (PCBs) fit correctly in receivers,
transmitters, and other domo devices.
"It takes less time to draw up PCBs in SolidWorks than 2D AutoCAD,
and the SolidWorks geometry is more likely to be correct the first
time it is created," said domo Senior Design Engineer Tom Maughan.
"The CircuitWorks functionality in SolidWorks Office Premium lets us
see all of the angles in 3D, including where components could foul or
where off-board connectors are. Part failure because of issues like
these is not an option."
SolidWorks' intuitive interface enables domo engineers to spend
more time on innovation because they can quickly present a few design
options in 3D format, complete with cutaway drawings and exploded
views. Maughan and his team share those concepts with other designers,
managers, sales teams, and workshop technicians to build their
feedback into the process before spending any significant time on the
"Keeping track of all of the details in 2D was mind-numbing," said
Maughan. "SolidWorks automated the process, and with CircuitWorks
virtually eliminated the need for prototyping." Working in 3D has also
enabled domo to reduce average new product design time from over a
month to less than two weeks.
"Emergency crews and other public safety teams need as much
information in real time as they can get," said SolidWorks Country
Manager for U.K. and Ireland Chris McManus. "domo's products give
these organizations highly advanced video communications even in
congested urban areas. Using SolidWorks and CircuitWorks lets its
engineers continue to set the bar for better communication products."
domo relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller Cadtek for ongoing
software training, implementation, and support.
Headquartered in Hampshire, U.K., domo Ltd. is a leading designer
of wireless communication technologies. Its products are used by law
enforcement and military customers worldwide, enabling them to combat
major crime, terrorism and drug trafficking. domo's key technology
expertise is in digital video processing, digital modulation schemes
and Internet Protocol (IP) interfacing. Its products can transmit
broadcast quality videos across non-line of sight digital wireless
networks, and then distribute received video across IP networks as
required. For more information, visit the Web site (www.domo.co.uk).
About Cadtek Systems Limited
Cadtek Systems is one of the U.K.'s leading engineering software
solutions providers helping businesses improve how they design their
products, share their ideas, and manage their data. A customer base of
over 800 companies includes organizations that have worked with Cadtek
for more than 17 years - a testament to real engineering partnership
and expertise. Cadtek holds sales, training, and support
certifications from organizations including SolidWorks, Microsoft,
SmarTeam, and Hewlett-Packard. More information about Cadtek Systems
Limited can be found at the Web site (www.cadtek.com) or by e-mailing
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software
for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading
supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing
software that helps them design better products. For the latest news,
information, or an online demonstration, visit the company's Web site
(www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America,
SolidWorks is a registered trademark and CircuitWorks is a
trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are
trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2008 SolidWorks
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