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Below is a list of the most recent and past press releases for VentusAR.

August 2015 : Glasgow technology entrepreneur highlights impact of policy change on renewables supply chain.

In the Herald’s weekly SME Focus we hear from a technology specialist whose experience shows how smaller firms have supported the development of a renewable energy industry that has entered a period of uncertainty.

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May 6 2015 (am) : Online Cumulative Assessment Saves 40%

Efficiency savings of more than 40% have been achieved by landscape architects using the UK’s first mobile visual impact assessment app for tablets which can now assess the cumulative effect of onshore wind turbines.

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April 1 2015 (am) : Minecraft for wind farm visualisation

In support of new guidance recognising the value in digital media for visual assessment of wind farms, Linknode today announced that development of a Minecraft version of the VentusAR interactive visualisation and communication tools for wind farm development has reached preview stage.

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November 2014 : Linknode visualises wind savings

Linknode has developed an online system for searching and reporting on the cumulative visual impact of onshore wind turbines claimed to slash assessment times from weeks to minutes. The system, which draws on a database of 27,000 turbine locations across the UK, will be launched at the RenewableUK 2014 conference in Manchester.

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November 2014 : VentusAR launches a new online service to assess cumulative impact of onshore wind

The UK’s first on-line service to search and report on the cumulative visual impact of onshore wind turbines has been developed by Linknode. Launched at RenewableUK 2014 in Manchester on 11 November, the new VentusAR data service can cut the time taken for assessments from ‘weeks to minutes’, slashing costs for wind farm developers, local communities and public bodies involved in assessing planning submissions.

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March 2014 : VentusAR set to transform the design and assessment process for new developments

Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, has invested in VentusAR (Augmented Reality software), equipping each of its five offices with the means to visualise developments from the earliest stage of the design and Landscape and Visual Impact (LVIA) process.
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March 2014 : Wind farm firm signs up for 3D image app

ABO Wind has become the first major wind farm ­developer to buy into a new technology that creates an ­instant 3D image of a proposed project from any angle around the site.
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January 2014 : Linknode wins national award for innovation

Mobile solution for VIA Glasgow based Linknode won the smeSpire Award – presented for the first time this year – which is intended to raise the profile of the European smeSpire project in the UK with all small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
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August 2013 : Ian Marchant says planners must use technology

FORMER SSE chief executive Ian Marchant has launched a broadside against planning ­authorities as he makes his first investment since leaving the FTSE 100 energy giant.
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June 2013 : New windfarm app set to revolutionise planning process

A Scottish technology start-up has invented ground-breaking 3D software that could revolutionise the planning process for wind farm developments.
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May 2013: Energy Voice: Linknode at All-Energy Aberdeen 2013

Stirling mobile app designers, Linknode, demonstrate their new product for visual assessment of planned wind turbines, launched at the All-Energy 2013 conference.
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May 2013: Mobile app aims to cut wind farms opposition

Crispin Hoult, founder of Stirling-based Linknode, will launch VentusAR at this week’s All-Energy Conference in Aberdeen. The move is expected to drive the start-up firm’s revenues from £300,000 to £1 million within the next two years.
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