OPTIS to acquire GENESIS

When optics meets acoustics to improve user experience.

September 23rd, 2015 | Corporate Information


OPTIS, the leading software vendor for the scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualization, announced today the acquisition of GENESIS, the French leader in the simulation and perception of sound. Light simulation and visualization specialist OPTIS is about to offer a new dimension to its customers and expand its technology portfolio following the acquisition of GENESIS, the French leader in sound simulation and perception. GENESIS is focused on sound quality processing and on the analysis of the human perception of sound. They also provide audio simulators and 3D sound playback systems for leading companies at the worldwide level. The two companies, who are both experts in highly complex physical simulation: sound for GENESIS and light for OPTIS, will now propose a joint offer in optics and acoustics to their customers:



“I was amazed at all the similarities between our two companies and also to see that we shared a same customer base. Companies such as Airbus, Renault, Hyundai, Nissan and Chrysler have already adopted GENESIS’ solutions to improve their sound design.” Jacques Delacour, OPTIS president and CEO, said. “OPTIS is experiencing a fast growth period and plans to grow to 200 collaborators by the end of 2015. The growth OPTIS is currently experiencing with light and visualization foreshadows the promising future of GENESIS and of acoustics and sound representation.”



“As part of the OPTIS group, we will develop and combine our cross-competences to accelerate the expansion of our product offerings into international markets. The OPTIS vision totally resonates with GENESIS: we both believe that the simulation of physical sensations, whether sight or hearing, is fundamental to study human perception and create the products of tomorrow”, Patrick Boussard, founder of GENESIS, said.

With the acquisition of GENESIS, OPTIS today initiates the era of creating emotion through sense and perception within the virtual experience.


OPTIS, the virtual prototyping company, brings life and emotion to all industrial projects. Its world-leading solutions pave the way for a revolutionary design process : towards zero physical prototype. Since 1989, OPTIS offers its know-how in light and human vision simulation into famous CAD/CAM software and dedicated virtual immersive solutions. This synergy creates true-to-life virtual mockups which are used as real decision-making tools. Today, more than 2500 clients in over 50 countries already trust OPTIS and innovate day after day with its solutions to ensure the look and safety of their designs, reduce their ecological footprint and bring their future products faster on the market.
For more information about OPTIS, please visit www.optis-world.com.


Experts in sound quality objectivization, GENESIS offers unique solutions to analyze the perception of sound. Since its creation in 1999, GENESIS has become the French leader for audio simulators and 3D sound playback systems, and has created LEA, the software dedicated to signal analysis, sound design and psychoacoustics.
For more information about GENESIS, please visit www.GENESIS-acoustics.com.



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