News

  • January 2008: We will be part of the exhibition at the 7th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics in Eindhoven, June 15-19, 2008.
  • January 2008: Visit us at the SVC Technical Conference 2008 in Chicago (exhibit days: April 21-22). We have booth 612.
  • October 2007: We have switched to a new compiler version for our software products. If you work with SCOUT, CODE or SPRAY, you can download beta versions of these products and test how the new programs perform (our first tests show that the new versions consume less resources and compute faster). We use different program filenames so that you can run both the old and the new versions in the same directory.
  • September 2007: Our software products are available with Japanese support through Techno-Synergy.
  • September 2007: Our ray-tracing software SPRAY can now import CAD data stored in STL format. Click here for additional information.
  • Loading large projects in SCOUT, CODE or SPRAY sometimes fails because Windows refuses to create resources like handles for windows or other graphics objects. Since our software products may contain many windows with a large number of things like buttons, toolbars, sliders and subwindows a Windows limitation of resources for a single application may be reached in some cases, even if Windows has lots of memory still available. Since it is unlikely that Windows will be improved concerning this topic, we have started to improve our products. Although severe changes will be made deeply inside the code of the programs, the user should hardly notice any change. In a few months the resource problem should not occur any more.
  • First tests show that our software runs under the new Windows Vista operating system without problems.
  • January 2007: We will show up as exhibitor at the 50th Annual SVC Technical conference in Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Show dates: April 30 - May 1, 2007). We have booth 344. See www.svc.org for details of the conference.
  • The contribution of W.Theiss to the ICCG6 in Dresden (June 2006) is available for download as PDF document.
  • December 2005: Please visit us at the next 'International Conference on Coatings on Glass' ICCG6 in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition starts on June 18 and ends June 22.
  • December 2005: We will present the latest versions of our products at the 49th Annual SVC Technical Conference and Smart Materials Symposium (see www.svc.org) in Washington, D.C. (Exhibition: 24. and 25.4.2006). Our booth number is 1402.
  • December 2004: We will present the latest versions of our products at the 48th Annual SVC Technical Conference and Smart Materials Symposium (see www.svc.org) in Denver, Colorado (Exhibition: 25. and 26.4.2005)
  • November 2004: We have released version 2 of our SPRAY ray-tracing program. SPRAY objects are now of the same generation as the objects in SCOUT, i.e. materials and layer stacks are exactly the same as in SCOUT or CODE. The database access is also the same. The most important improvement of SPRAY itself is the support of distributed computing: Several PCs in your network can work on the same SPRAY simulation which may significantly reduce computational times.
  • October 2004: We are unhappy to announce that we have detected the first illegal copies of our SCOUT program. As a consequence we have introduced hardware protection keys (dongles) for our main products. In addition, every program delivered to a customer has a built-in licence identification. This identification (displayed in the 'About box' opened by the menu command ?|About ... ) is stored in every configuration file.
  • Our new GenetiCode software will be presented at the ICCG5 conference in Saarbr?cken, Germany, July 4-8, 2004. GenetiCode uses genetic algorithms for automatic thin film design.
  • June 2004: We have founded VirCoC, the Virtual Coating Company. We will use VirCoC to demonstrate the applicaton of our thin film analysis and design tools. Although everything in the company is virtual we hope that you'll find a lot of hints for your real problems studying the VirCoC way of doing thin film business. The database including all program configurations discussed in the VirCoC documentation will be available on this homepage soon.
  • February 2004: The news are now displayed in reverse order, i.e. the latest ones are now on top of the page.