Our new spherically inspired testing suite is now open; and we like to think it’s a great place for folks to ’round off’ their product knowledge!!!
It’s our thinking that isolation assists concentration, and from concentration comes inspiration. We’ve always been fans of locking ourselves away for performing deep hardware or software testing. This would entail spending extended periods in a dark, hot and noisy server room, only to occasionally emerge into sunlight with squinty eyes for life’s basic necessities - in an almost troll like fashion. With an environment not really conducive to clear thinking - we needed to rethink our testing environment. It had to be light, and quiet. It had to be compact, but yet posses ’Tardis’ like qualities on the inside. It needed to ’blend in’ on the outside, but look modern on the inside.
We found a suitable architect and commissioned a unique design. It would have a clear (open-able) domed roof, the building would be almost entirely spherical, with a DeLorean type gull wing door for access of course!
The finished building is perfect.
Inside, there is a super large worktop desk along the rear, with space for two testers to work. In the central area under the worktop lives a specially acoustically baffled server cabinet which does an amazing job at screening out noise from some of the kit we test. It’s something that has to be (not) heard to be believed!
Customers can book time in the Pod if they would like to investigate / research solutions they are interested in.
New kit is arriving (and leaving) all the time and we have a ’Kit List’ published on the website so you can keep an eye on which products are ’in stock’ and available for testing. Of course if there is something you are interested in that we don’t have, we’re confident that we can get it in for you - and we’ll also aim to get you a one to one with the people that make it.
We feel that by providing you with a space away from your day to day work environment to perform software or hardware research - you will experience major inspirations too!