April 2013 – For the 23rd edition of the “Rallye AA¯cha des Gazelles Morocco”, Analog Way was pleased to sponsor team 222 who entered the competition with a NeXtage 16 unit on board. During the race between Paris, France, and the Moroccan desert, the Analog Way team tested the ruggedness of the new LiveCoreâ„¢ platform under extreme transport conditions.
The “Rallye AAcha des Gazelles Morocco” is an automobile competition for women only. Completely off-road and without GPS, the rally is based on old-fashioned navigation. The objective of the racing teams is to perform the different trials with the most accurate course.
On March 16, 2013, about 150 teams and 30 nationalities were present on the starting line. Among them, team 222 sponsored by
left from the foot of the Eiffel Tower with a
in its vehicle, a new high-end AV processor based on the
Riding in a basic flight case, the
took to the road for a 15 day race, including 3500km (2175 miles approx.) driven in the Moroccan desert.
Franck Facon, Marketing & Communications Director at
“Beyond the incredible adventure and the values of solidarity displayed in the “Rallye AA¯cha des Gazelles Morocco”, the race was a great opportunity to thoroughly test the durability of our new platform. The design of the LiveCoreâ„¢ platform was carefully conceived to ensure maximum reliability even in the worst conditions.”
With no other protection than a basic flight case, the
was transported in the trunk of the
team’s truck in tough conditions: vibrations, bumps, dust, etc.
After 6 days of trials in Morocco, the
team came back to Paris in early April ending a journey of more than 6500km (4000mi). The
was then returned to
’s headquarters where the unit was submitted to a series of tests: the product was switched on normally; it was then controlled through the TFT screen on its front panel, and also from a PC through its Web-based Remote Control Software.
All tests were successful proving the ruggedness and reliability of the
“In addition to other series of tests we did in laboratories, the two weeks of the “Rallye AA¯cha des Gazelles Morocco” demonstrated the solidity of our new generation of mixers. The work done on the selection of components, the mechanical design and the assembly processes have proved their worth during this demanding race.”
, the first system introducing the new generation of high-end processors based on the
platform, started shipping April 15, 2013.