Atlas Weathering Services Group (AWSG) has launched an advanced remote evaluation service, called VIEW (Virtual Inspection and Evaluation of Weathering). Atlas will demonstrate VIEW at the K Show in Düsseldorf, Germany, October 19-26. The K Show is an international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries.

VIEW provides businesses wishing to avoid on-site visits with a virtual alternative. VIEW’s secure video conferencing software enables interaction with an AWSG technician equipped with specialized, camera-enabled glasses to observe their specimens in high definition. They can then zero-in on specific areas of interest in remarkable detail – with magnification up to 60x using VIEW’s digital microscope. Features of the new service include:

  • Live online meetings or recorded video/audio
  • 1-on-1 meetings or conferencing with multiple locations
  • Screen capture and whiteboard features to note specific areas of interest 
  • Digital microscope for magnification of any specific surface defect

VIEW is now available at AWSG outdoor facilities in Phoenix, Arizona and Miami, Florida, as well as the accelerated weathering laboratory in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Expansion to European testing sites is planned for the near future.

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