Lambda Research has reduced prices throughout its entire Oslo product line of optical design software, as well as launching a free 100+ page user guide for the package.
Oslo now includes 12 months of support with each purchased edition. Oslo Premium, the premier edition in Lambda's optical design software line, is now half its previous pricing. This makes Oslo one of the lowest priced fully featured optical design programs on the market. The Oslo Premium edition includes an 800 lens database, a fully-programmable compiled command language and more optimisation capabilities than any other optical design product on the market today.
The new user guide is guide is both a basic optical primer and a full set of step-by-step examples. The guide covers how to enter, analyse and design optical systems in Oslo. It shows how to use raysets, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), slider wheels, tolerancing and optimisation to create better designs. There is a complete section on how to use Oslo's built-in Compiled Command Language (CCL) as an optical programming language.