News | January 16, 2007

Laser Beam Profiling Software Now Offers LabVIEW Interface

Source: Coherent, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA — The newest release of BeamView software from Coherent, Inc. now enables National Instruments' LabVIEW software, to directly control LaserCam-HR Beam Profiling Systems (in addition to the existing Coherent software interface). Specifically, the new BeamView USB 4.3.1 software includes a library of LabVIEW Virtual Instruments that allow access to BeamView USB functions. BeamView USB 4.3.1 also makes it easy to program communications through both TCP/IP protocol and RS-232, thus allowing remote, wireless instrument operation and data acquisition. BeamView USB 4.3.1, which comes bundled with every new LaserCam-HR system, is also available as a free upgrade to all current LaserCam-HR users.

This latest release of BeamView also includes several other improvements that make Coherent LaserCam-HR Beam Profilers easier to use. For example, the new software now allows a single host computer to control as many as eight USB-connected LaserCam-HR cameras. Furthermore, the LaserCam-HR system is RoHS compliant.

SOURCE: Coherent, Inc.