Jun 3, 2019

Zemax announces OpticStudio subscription licenses

Category: Product News
Zemax announces OpticStudio subscription licenses

Company offers a choice in subscription terms, all with built-in support via new MyZemax.com portal

OpticStudio is now available as subscription licenses for individual and network (concurrent) users. We are offering six-month, one-year, two-year, and three-year subscription terms, with volume discounts for five or more users. Subscription includes customer support 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday from qualified engineers in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan. 

“Our mission is to help companies bring optical products to market faster,” said Zemax CEO Mark Nicholson. “With subscription licenses, customers large and small will have the latest Zemax software at their fingertips, just when they need it, without paying license, upgrade, or support fees. The software is a service with regular updates and feature enhancements, available for the length of time it’s required. All this comes with access to global support engineers who are obsessed with customer success.” 

Benefits of buying Zemax software on a subscription basis

Buying Zemax software on a subscription basis allows optical engineers and engineering managers to take control of their software costs. For example, they can: 

  • Get the licenses they need for the time they need them–starting at just six months.

  • Avoid up-front capital expenses on the initial purchase.

  • Lock in a price on multi-year contracts for up to three years, with annual payments.  

  • View and manage licenses on the new MyZemax.com portal. 

  • For users who work in secure labs, Zemax supports hardkeys, which allow offline operation.

Tiered subscriptions for OpticStudio

Zemax is offering three subscription tiers for OpticStudio, plus the option of an online, or cloud-based, version of OpticStudio Premium. These include: 

  • Standard – best for designing and optimizing simple lenses in sequential mode.

  • Professional – best for designing and optimizing lens systems to meet multiple requirements, with full tolerancing capabilities, sequential and non-sequential ray tracing, as well as laser systems modeling and the ability to use the ZPL and ZOS-API for programming.

  • Premium – best for optical engineering teams working closely with mechanical engineers with full support for real CAD parts as native CAD objects, measured sources, and scatter functions. Phosphor and fluorescence modeling and enhanced stray light analysis capabilities are also included.

Customers can upgrade at any time. 

New customer portal 

With the move to a subscription model, Zemax also launches MyZemax.com, a secure portal where customers can:

  • View and manage licenses

  • Access the Zemax Knowledgebase, how-to articles, help files, and tutorial videos

  • Join discussions on the forums

  • Open a support case

  • Schedule phone support

In addition to the above benefits through unlimited use of the forum for all customers, MyZemax.com also allows for private support cases for OpticStudio customers. Users have the option of opening a case for support or scheduling phone support.

For more information about a subscription of OpticStudio, contact Sales@Zemax.com