Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 01, 2010

New Optical Design Software Released by Optical Engineering Firm Breault Research; ASAP 2010 V1R1 Now Available

Breault Research Organization (BRO), the global provider of virtual prototyping software and optical engineering services, has released a new version of the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP®). The ASAP 2010 V1R1 release includes new features and enhancements to the program well known to the optics industry as the most sophisticated tool available for virtual prototyping of optical systems and devices.

New features and enhancements in ASAP 2010 V1R1 include additional library resources, enhancements to the BRO Digitizer and REMOTE features, biaxial birefringence modeling, support for the import and export of new photometric data formats, updated CAD interoperability, as well as other software repairs and enhancements.

ASAP 2010 V1R1 Highlights:
• Light Source Library Additions - Over 40 new models, including Luxeon, OSRAM, Philips, and Bridgelux sources.
• Scatter Model Library Additions - New Alanod MIRO, MoldTech, Tenibac, and other material models.
• Enhanced BRO Digitizer - Automatically find the data curve(s) on a graph using the enhanced BRO Digitizer.
• Enhanced REMOTE - Better file handling, access from scripting, and new tools for summing and averaging results.
• Photometric Data Transfer - Import and export files in the EULUMDAT and IES LM-63-02 photometric data formats.
• ASAP / CATIA Interoperability - Open native files from the CATIA® V5 r13 through r20 releases (optional add-on).
• Biaxial Birefringence - Model materials with biaxial birefringent properties such as thin-film coatings.
• Other Enhancements - Dozens of other command enhancements and customer-requested changes.

According to BRO's VP of Software Development, Dr. Kyle Ferrio, "The latest release of ASAP delivers customer-requested tools to enhance productivity and reach applications beyond any previously available commercial software. These are exciting times for optical engineers and scientists at the forefront of product design and innovation, and we are excited to support their success with this new release of ASAP."

Visit BRO's Web site to learn more about ASAP Optical Software and other BRO products and services, including training courses and engineering consulting services:

About Breault Research Organization (BRO):
BRO is an optical engineering firm of global reach and reputation. BRO's optical software products and training courses help engineers turn creative visions into working prototypes, and the company's own engineers work on beyond-state-of-the-art projects for Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, and top government labs. BRO has been recognized by the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for technology export achievements, received Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Awards for Best Place to Work and Community Service, was named Arizona's 2010 Small Business Innovator of the Year, and has been commended by United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for excellence in technology development. BRO is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company steadfastly committed to quality, innovation, and the success of its clients.


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