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UTA benefits from Richardson companies’ donations

RICHARDSON, TX – (DFW TECHBIZ) April 8, 2002 The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington got a shot in the arm April 8 from Richardson-based InfoVision Consultants Inc. and VirtualE3D, an engineering services consulting firm and a software developer.

The two companies donated VCollab software and licenses to UTA in an attempt to advance the area of visual collaboration for engineering design.

VCollab, a tool that gives users the ability to visualize, analyze, improve and collaborate with any 3-D content, was developed by VirtualE3D, a company founded by the same people who founded InfoVision Consultants.

“Our students will gain valuable hands-on time and design experience with this innovative software and it will increase their ability to get the jobs they really want,” said T.C. Yih, mechanical engineering professor and head of the mechantronics and bio-electro-mechanical systems lab at UTA.

The mechantronics and BEMS laboratory is a multidisciplinary integration of mechanical, electrical, biomedical and computer science engineering and health services. The lab focuses on the design and manufacturing of medical and clinical devices and instrumentation.

“We were searching for a university program that we could team with to explore areas to customize our products to new technologies and conduct evaluation research,” said Raman Kovelamudi, co-founder and vice president of InfoVision. “Then I thought about my alma mater. We found the program and people were looking for right here in the D-FW area.”