OPTIS customers share their satisfaction

With the new OSD feature, it just takes few minutes to design pyramid optics which previously needed several days for our CAD designer to create.

Brian Johnson - Director of Engineering | AGM Automotive, Inc.

Thanks to OPTIS software, Philips Lighting North America truly believes we can shorten our product development time by using the new Optical Shape Design tool. It was a very valuable evaluation experience for general lighting in indoor and outdoor applications. Its power and usability make it a recognizable asset to any optical designer.

Marc-Henri Monier - M.Sc.A - Optical designer, Technology and Support Group | Philips Lighting North America

The software and what it enables us to accomplish continues to be a major part of our business for our own product development and the services we offer our clients. There are several simulation software packages on the market but it has been the exceptional technical support we have received over the years in addition to the software’s capabilities that insures that we will remain an Optis customer.

Harold Brunt, Jr. - Opto-mechanical Designer, Corporate Officer | LumenFlow Corp

We soon became aware that this double choice would have meant us re-entering data each time we went from one software to another. This operation is unrewarding for engineers, costly in time, and also a source of errors

Mr. Aeschlimann - Engineer | Erni Licht-Technik AG. DER

Thanks to OPTIS software, we truly believe we can shorten our product development time and eliminate the time-consuming and costly phase of making physical prototypes. It was a very valuable evaluation experience for the cockpit lighting design, and I am confident we can extend the technology to other sectors such as cabin lighting and exterior lighting...

Richard Heppell - Manager Core Systems | Bombardier Aerospace

Designing Airport Light Fittings means solving many different kinds of problems, mechanical, electrical as well as optical design. Our optical components very often have mechanical functions too. Therefore optical design is just one of many things our engineers have to do; they cannot be specialists just doing nothing but optical design. That is the main reason that we need a optical design tool that is easy to get familiar with and that is easy to handle also for engineers who do not optical design every day.

Richard Heppell - Manager Core Systems Engineering | Bombardier Aerospace

The things I like most about SPEOS are its calculation speed, ease of use, fast learning curve and the high-quality support », says Clemens Stöberl. For Ruetz, the success of the operation extends much further than its contract with Audi : the company is now acknowledged as a major OEM in the automotive lighting industry. The confidence of the manufacturer Audi, gained thanks to Ruetz’s partnership with company OPTIS has opened up a new market.

Clemens Stöberl - Engineer | Ruetz

I have been using SPEOS to analyse a laser system that has three lasers and two scanning mirrors. I can very quickly in SolidWorks move one of the mirrors and do a ray-trace to see exactly where the beams go. I can then repeat this process many times moving the lasers, mirrors and window to finetune the best location for these parts.

Chris Taylor | CUBIC Defense Systems, INC

I would like to congratulate you on your software SPEOS for photometric simulation. The visualization of files is fluid and intuitive. The definition of geometries in script form is pratical for automatic programming. The XferCAD interface is very efficient.

Konogan Baranton | HOLOPHANE S.A.

...We are very satisfied using OPTIS SPEOS Standalone software to design our product i.e. Headlamps, Tail Lamps etc. SPEOS is easy to learn and use and its optical simulation is fast and precise.

Chethram Narwal | LUMAX Industries Ltd.

The most important is that with SPEOS we are capable of making optical examinations of systems of complex three-dimensional geometries. This enables us to improve even more on optical efficiency and to dissociate our lighting solutions and applications from those conventional lighting...

Torben Skov Hansen | ROBLON Fiber Optics

SPEOS has made my job easier and more efficient and has allowed me to communicate complicated 3D laser systems in very easy-to-see and impressive colors prints. What would have taken days or weeks can be accomplished in few hours, and parts that might have been made oversized because there was no way to know exactly where the beams go can be made as small as possible.

Chris Taylor | CUBIC Defense Systems, INC

We've seen a huge potential in being able to simulate our products and avoid costly and time-consuming physical prototyping. We've done evaluations of three optical lighting solutions and ultimately chose SPEOS, mostly because of ease of use and CAD integration into SOLIDWORKS®. It's the full package that convinced us: technical, performance and also customer care. Finally, we also expect SPEOS to bolster us up in becoming a Tier-1 supplier in the near future, as we will soon be ISO certified

Paul McCain - CEO | Diode Dynamics

With my previous software I had to submit issues to tech support then wait for their response which would come via email the next day. No phone or option online were available. It's a tremendous plus to have real time conversations with the OPTIS tech support. The ability to do online reviews to work thru issues or training on a new area of software is an extremly significant advantage.

Bob Roossien - Principle Mechanical Engineer | GHSP

SPEOS gave us the opportunity to show the existing design was performing well to achieve what we wanted. SPEOS has helped us in our development cycle for this round as it gave us confident that the design we were tooling would deliver has we had planned. It will be a very useful tool going forward and developing the GravityLight, when we have to define lens geometries in future versions and products. More, SPEOS will let us simulate the light distribution we can expect from any given lens design before we commit to high cost and long lead-time tooling, and give numbers on the actual illuminance expected.

Rob Butterworth - Design Engineer | GravityLight

Analyze and simulate optics and light, in connection with the CAD solutions on the market, remains the best way for us to master our lighting system design cycle, with a global and virtual vision, in real time. All this, with no need to resort to any physical prototype.

Patrick Scholz - CEO | Luxor Lighting

With SPEOS, my productivity in being able to provide results and input back to our product engineering teams has increased tremendously. Where I use to set up models and conditions to run overnight with those runs taking hours to run, I can now run the same level simulations in minutes. Besides predicting an initial products capability I’m also being asked to predict variation and to provide results based upon that variation. I could not begin to do that with my previous analysis tool.

Bob Roossien - Principle Mechanical Engineer | GHSP

With the integration of the Luxexcel material in the OPTIS Library you can design with our material properties included. This will significantly speed up your design- and prototyping-process. Our online service has three easy steps: design, upload and receive your product. After the customer designed his lens or light guide, he uploads and orders it online on the customer portal.

Paul Cornelissen - Head of Marketing and online Business Development | Luxexcel

In the past our mechanical designers were more focused on the ‘function’ of the product first and lighting the product second. We’ve learned that designing the lighting system needs to considered from the day you start. The only way this can take place effectively is with an integrated tool that allows us to work within the same CAD structure. This allows seamless transfer of information without translation issues.

Bob Roossien - Principle Mechanical Engineer | GHSP

The choice of SPEOS is a strategic one for Oxytronic. We are eager to expand our activity and we know that SPEOS is the most used light visualization solution within the virtual reality centers of our customers. It’s thus strategic to offer them a digital mockup of our equipment that they will be able to virtually test easily.

Serge De Senti - PDG | Oxytronic

Time-frequency sculpture helps us in getting precise and clean sounds database in a simple and quick way, avoiding costly recording sessions on the test track.

Acoustics Perceived Quality dept. Manager | Renault

We appreciate the adaptivity of LEA, allowing us to integrate our own indicators for the study of sound quality in helicopters.

Acoustics Engineer | Airbus

LEA is the Photoshop of sound


It takes me 2 minutes to do something that used to take half an hour.

Head of Acoustics and Vibration dept | Valeo

The partnership between OPTIS and GT will give our clients access to the most powerful combination of modeling software available. OPTIS is undoubtedly the global leader in photo-realistic imaging.

Malcolm Davies - Chief Operating Officer | Gehry Technologies

Tools not fully physics based don't detect all issues... OPTIS does! ... Meet premium light performance: optimize optical performances, validate the visual brand signature, and comply with the regulations.

Kenneth WESELAKE - Optics Project Leader | BMW

After having tested several solutions, it is the power of the SPEOS software which led us to choose OPTIS. Thanks to OPTIS HPC, we can reduce our simulation time from one day to less than one hour, and thus significantly increase the number of simulations carried out on a yearly basis; Another significant advantage of the SPEOS software is that it is possible to conduct all these studies in a single environment - Dassault Systèmes' Catia V5 CAD software - and the digital model of the entire thermonuclear reactor.

Marie-Hélène AUMENIER - Doctor | Institute of Research on Fusion by Magnetic Containment (IRFM), CEA

By the end of ELS Advanced Master, applicants will have the guarantee to be operational (trained) on the standard solutions used in the automotive lighting industry, thanks to OPTIS.

Jean-Paul RAVIER - Chairman | ELS Chair

The advantage of immersive Virtual Reality is that it will enable POLYAERO students to practice complex maintenance operations on different systems, and learn techniques and gestures they will be able to reuse during their career in real life.

Françoise BONNARDEL - Director | POLYAERO

SPEOS intuitive 3D interface immediately shows the optical analysis of data in the 3D environment; this significantly improves the effectiveness of communication and coordination between the customers and the optical department in our company.

Mping Lai - Light and Mechanical Design Departement Manager | LITE-ON

As we are using OPTIS' virtual models, which are physically correct and based on an accurate input, we are able to eliminate many costly physical models.

Kenneth Weselake - Optics Project Leader | BMW

OPTIS solutions were able to combine everything together and were at the heart of our decision center addressing engineers, designers and for the first time, craftspeople altogether around virtual reality.

Mark Harding - Manufacturing Project Leader | Bentley

The Lighting Engineering Group of the TU Ilmenau has been using SPEOS from OPTIS as an extension of SOLIDWORKS® for the training of our students in the degree programs of Mechanical Engineering and Optical Systems Technology / Optronics for several reasons. The most important reasons are: All students studying at our Department of Mechanical Engineering are familiar with CAD systems such as SOLIDWORKS®. Due to the knowledge of the mechanical aspects, the learning effort can be limited to the optical components of SPEOS. In addition, SPEOS is an exact tool based on physical fundamentals; thus we can expect realistic results and do not only rely on visualizations. Furthermore, SPEOS has been tested in a Bachelor's thesis comparing illuminance values obtained by SPEOS simulations with experimental and/or analytical references according to the CIE 171:2006 report. The findings of the degree justly inspire confidence.

Christoph Schierz - Dr - Prof. Lighting Engineering Group Leader | Technische Universität Ilmenau

“Typically, variation analysis is performed at a much later stage in the design process and is often too late to influence the design. However, by using aesthetica, we will be able to actually see the effect that manufacturing variation will have on perceived quality, exactly as the customer will see it. This will enable us to identify and resolve aesthetic problems at a much earlier stage than has ever been possible before. We will be able to work directly with the design teams to ensure we drive up perceived quality.” I am confident that the use of aesthetica is going to have a major impact on our ability to meet the ambitious perceived quality targets that we have set for future Fiat vehicles. The software will form an important and integral part of our overall product lifecycle management (PLM) software environment that will help take FIAT Group Automobiles on into the next stage in the company’s development.”

Dr. Elena Bergadano - Engineering quality and craftsmanship manager | FIAT Group Automobiles S.p.A

Using the SPEOS Optical Shape Design module has been a big plus for me. I’m able to create light guides and develop optics in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days. The ease of use and CAD integration allows me to quickly iterate through different design options, and greatly facilitates the communication with my customers.

Jim Klooster - Advanced Optical Engineer | Magna Lighting

“Directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS®, OPTIS’ SPEOS is the best-renowned solution on the market to design and experience your future product even before it exists. Because it is based on the physical laws of optics, you get ultra-realistic renderings of your future product and make early decisions on your product’s material and texture. That is why we use OPTIS’ solution: to showcase our aluminum expertise in life-like conditions."

Jacopo Mori - Engineering and New Projects Manager | Almeco Group

“Thanks to LightExpertSensorGroup function, our engineers can optimize optical systems while reducing stray light. This stray light simulation can be done efficiently in a few minutes rather than several hours before, so that our camera lens products are now more valuable with even less stray light.“

Ken-ichi Kimura - Engineer | CANON INC.

“Thanks to SPEOS materials and sources Library, the simulation score is always trustworthy. The result is not influenced by the external causes often seen in the real prototypes (white-grey or white-yellow colored surfaces, different LED performance regarding energy and color, geometry mistakes, …). It’s also possible to reduce the number of prototypes, saving time and cost, and to analyze many different options without spending extra money. I do believe that SPEOS helps many companies for light simulation in their new projects: this software is also useful for a wide array of products, other than automotive HVAC control panels.”

Gianni SCAVINO - Optical designer | Denso Italy

Volvo Cars is successfully using VRX Headlamp to provide relevant feedback during the concept development phase of new headlamps and technologies to enhance the functionality and performance of the exterior lights.

Victor Wareborn - System Safety Engineer and VU Task Leader | Volvo Cars

The OPTIS VR configurator is extremely accurate in terms of colors and materials definition, and light effects. It is also very flexible in terms of devices to support it: Quintessence Yachts will upload the VR on our website, and use it on mobile phones as well. Headsets are now available at affordable costs and can be used also as a special gift for our best clients or influencers.

Mariella Mengozzi - CEO | Quintessence Yachts

We use OPTIS solutions all along the HUD development process from optical system design, through design performance evolution to tolerance analysis.
We have saved a lot of time and we have the guarantee of a high quality.

Sanghyeon OH - Optical Engineer - HUD development team | LG ELECTRONICS

The development team at Global Lighting Technologies, Inc. has experience with most of the major optical simulation packages that are available. SPEOS is, in our opinion, the most powerful package we have ever used. SPEOS has many unique features that have made it possible for us to simulate extremely complex systems, that we were simply not able to simulate before, with any other package. We feel that features such as the SPEOS Distributed Server and SPEOS Advanced Texture Module set this software apart from the rest, for modeling complex lighting systems. In addition, the service and support that we have received from OPTIS has been excellent. The OPTIS team has provided invaluable help to us in making sure that we get the most from their software, and that we are able to get the answers that we need from SPEOS.

Clemens Stöberl - Engineer | Ruetz

“Thematically, the Ford Mustang 2018’s headlight is the eye of a Raptor. If you look at it, it’s the iris with all the markings. You have a much shorter span of time to do a refresh, mid-cycle or major product action, like this. What you have to do is know what you want and then use a lot of analytical tools to then go right to production. We used SPEOS, a system from OPTIS, which is an analytical system for lighting and optics. What you can do, believe it or not, is take three-dimensional CAD data and then back it off on all the reflective surfaces. We ran these taillamps for 200 iterations to get the light reflection to come up in these corners. We get every little detail to make sure there are no dead spots. It is amazing to me. We were able to production-tool those straight off the bat. It saved us a lot of time.”

Carl Widman - Chief engineer of the Mustang | Ford