Radiant Zemax announces Zemax 13 – new advances in software for optical and illumination design

Feb. 5, 2013
Date Announced: 05 Feb 2013 REDMOND, Washington – Radiant Zemax, LLC today released Zemax 13, the next advance in its industry standard software for optical and illumination design. Zemax 13 delivers state-of-the-art design, simulation and optimization capabilities plus breakthrough features that reduce time-to-innovation.“Zemax 13 adds more than 50 new features, enhancements and performance improvements, significantly expanding the tools available to optical and illumination engineers,” said Paul Caragher, chief executive officer at Radiant Zemax. “We are aggressively investing in Zemax product development to broaden and deepen capabilities that will help users overcome the challenges of rapidly evolving requirements and quickly move their design from concept to production ready.”New Breakthrough Features in Zemax 13LightningTrace™LightningTrace, with patented technology, is a new paradigm in light system design, at 20-500x faster than conventional luminaire prototyping tools and ray tracing. It works with the Visual Optimizer to let you see illumination patterns change in real time as the system is modified!CAD ManagerReads native part and assembly files directly in the Zemax 13 environment to dynamically modify Creo® Parametric® (Pro/E), SolidWorks® and Autodesk® Inventor® 2013. CAD Manager eliminates export, import and file translation errors. Optimize and tolerance parts to meet system specifications the first time by assigning optical and material properties directly to the assembled components and parts.Roadway Lighting DesignerVerify compliance of roadway lighting systems to CIE 140-2000 “Roadway Lighting” specification. For roadway lighting systems that do not meet specification, Zemax automatically generates the merit function to optimize luminaire output. The Roadway Lighting Designer provides engineers with powerful tools to analyze and optimize roadway lighting systems.Illumination WizardQuickly and easily design luminaires to your specifications. Use the Illumination Wizard to optimize the luminaire design output to match any .jpeg or bitmap of the desired illumination pattern.Light Quality MetricsCharacterize and compare light source performance using industry standard Light Quality Metrics. Zemax 13 IE gives you Color Rendering Index (CRI) and Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) to help express your source’s appearance and ability to render colors realistically.“You asked, we programmed,” said Mark Nicholson, vice president, Zemax Group at Radiant Zemax. “We’ve created the best user group of optical and illumination professionals and we seek their input. In fact, many of the advances in features, functions and usability in Zemax 13 were developed at user request.”Zemax 13 is available in IE, EE and SE editions, allowing users to purchase the feature set that best matches their needs. Zemax 13 runs on Windows PCs with 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. For complete details, see RadiantZemax.com/Zemax.Ultimate ValueZemax 13 delivers fully-integrated optical and illumination design capabilities – all in one box. Backed by comprehensive support and no-surprise licensing, it has the lowest upfront cost and lowest total cost of ownership. Zemax 13 is the ultimate value in design software.About Radiant ZemaxWorld leaders in optics, lighting and display devices turn to Radiant Zemax for high-value design, test and measurement systems that reduce costs, lower risk and shorten time-to-innovation. Radiant Zemax product lines include Zemax optical and illumination design software, TrueTest automated optical inspection for display systems and ProMetric imaging colorimeters, photometers and light source measurement systems. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Radiant Zemax delivers optics, light and color technology leadership, service and support to clients around the world. Learn more at: RadiantZemax.com.

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