- Action Area 1
- Action Area 2
- Theatre Area
- Bus Shell
- Completed Bus
In 2007 Dymech was contracted by the Canadian Navy to design and build two mobile recruitment platforms. The custom display buses included software and PC interfaces, periscopes simulators, audio-visual equipment, as well as a complete electrical design including a 12,000W pullout generator, a 3000W pro-sine inverter system and a shore-power system. The units used multi-zone climate control systems for the three distinct functional areas; the Action video/virtual tour area, the Theatre area, and the Recruiting area.
The 28” WUXGA monitors (shown on right) in cooperation with active noise cancelling headphones provide an immersive environment to learn about navy life including training and operations. The computing power is supplied by 10 high power computers using state-of-the-art video processing. Each of the 10 available scenarios, in both English and French, can be accessed by the user through the countertop display and buttons.
The Periscope simulators (shown on the right) involved extensive design and testing in order to provide a system that catered to a wide range of heights and face shapes. The periscope housing can be raised, lowered and rotated, while controls located on the handles are used to navigate an informative promotional program. The simulators use modified high-definition head mounted displays with custom control software to provide an innovative interactive system for delivering the Navy’s recruitment information.
With seating for 12, the 42” high definition television and 5.1 Surround sound system were designed and installed to isolate the occupants from all other noise including the on-board 12kW generator and the other sections of the bus.
Dymech designed and installed the entire interior including removable headliner, interior cabinetry and separating walls. Climate control was provided by three Heat pump air conditioners and electric heating. All this electrical power was provided by either the on-board Generator or the 50A shore power connection.
The units were fitted with 3000W inverters, a fully automatic awning and a completely ESA approved electrical system. Once all of these systems were integrated into the Prevost Mirage XLII bus platform the units were finished with a custom bus wrap graphics.
The buses have traveled to national, provincial and regional events and venues to display Navy promotional aids and to assist in the recruitment of Canadians into the Navy. In addition these buses have been actively used to assist the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group and Centres in their recruiting drives at these events and at colleges and universities.