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Commercial smartphone software to use hand vein patterns for authentication

08/31/2012 Tokyo, Japan--Smartphone software is growing more sophisticated in exploiting phone cameras' capabilities. The latest example of this is vein scanning for authentication: Universal Robot Co. and Softbank Mobile Corp. announced ...

MathWorks and FLIR partner to speed thermal imaging FPGA development


Natick, MA--MathWorks announced that FLIR used MathWorks' MATLAB and HDL Coder software to reduce thermal imaging FPGA development time by 60%.

Visual data mining software identifies unique features--why Paris looks like Paris


Pittsburgh, PA--Researchers have developed visual data mining software that can automatically detect subtle features that go beyond landmarks to identify cities or other visually unique locations.

Leica Microsystems microscope iPad app enables image transfer in real time


The DMshare app allows wireless recording and sharing of microscope images via iPad.

Software simulates laser-based measurements for flow cytometry


Researchers have developed a simulation tool that uncovers hidden mechanisms of potential false readings in flow cytometry.

Micron Optics sensing analysis software features tools for module diagnostics

08/06/2012 Version 1.5 of Enlight sensing analysis software adds new functions including user-adjustable time scale and data logging rates, scalable storage allocation (from 0.5 to 3.5 Gbytes), and query tools for retrieval of target FBG ...

Synopsys to acquire SpringSoft for semiconductor IC design software


Mountain View, CA--Optoelectronic software provider Synopsys has signed an agreement to acquire SpringSoft for its semiconductor IC design software.

Solar heating dynamics revealed by NASA colorful science


Greenbelt, MD--A new visualization technique based on images of the sun from NASA is not purely art, but is also quantitative science.

SOFTWARE & COMPUTING: Computer modeling optimizes thin-film coating uniformity


Coating uniformity is vital for high yields in thin-film coating fabrication processes, especially as coating requirements become tighter and as production volumes increase to reduce costs and remain competitive.

Random-matrix mathematical theory simulates noncrystalline materials


Cambridge, MA--MIT and Spanish researchers have developed a new mathematical approach to simulating the electronic behavior of noncrystalline materials.

Lens design software from Lambda Research is fully compatible with Windows 7


Version 6.6 OSLO lens design software is now fully compatible with Windows 7.

Photonics industry consortium forms in Canada

06/08/2012 Montreal, QC, Canada--The Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium (CPIC), the result of a merger of the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI) and Canadian Photonic Consortium (CPC), has officially launched.

Headwall Photonics releases airborne sensors with ReSe Applications' software

06/07/2012 Fitchburg, MA -- Designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments, Headwall Photonics, has announced that the PARGE remote-sensing software by ReSe Applications Schläpfer is available for Headwall's family of Hype...

Aveva laser scanning software accepts all commercial laser scanning hardware data


Laser Modeller 3D laser scanning software can cut 3D modeling time of old industrial facilities by half.

Guided by a 3D imaging system, knife-wielding robot debones poultry


Atlanta, GA--Guided by 3D vision technology, a robotic cutting arm developed at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) can automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.

Synopsys acquires RSoft, expands photonics software offering


Mountain View, CA--Optoelectronics software provider Synopsys completed the acquisition of photonics design and simulation software company RSoft Design Group, extending its optical solutions offering.

SOFTWARE & COMPUTING: Optical software models partially spatially coherent beam propagation


Most optical engineers can adequately perform their engineering tasks by assuming that the light propagating through their systems is either totally spatially incoherent or coherent.

CLEO/Laser Focus World 2012 Innovation Awards

05/01/2012 The 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards program is designed to honor the most timely, groundbreaking products in the field of photonics and laser science. The awards are sponsored by Laser Focus World and the Conferen...

CLEO show to move to June in 2013


Washington, DC--Next year's Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), held annually in San Jose, CA, will take place in June rather than its usual May, moving to June 9–14, 2013.

Ghent University and Imec release IPKISS design software for integrated photonics

04/16/2012 Brussels, Belgium--Ghent University and Imec have launched an open-source photonics software platform called IPKISS, which is a generic and modular software framework for parametric design of photonic integrated components and ...

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