Digital Surf, specialist
in surface analysis software for all types of surface metrology instrument,
announced that MountainsMap® 6 - based on the company's industry-standard
Mountains Technology® - will be released at the beginning of July 2010.
It includes a more powerful platform, enhanced interactivity, higher quality
imaging, new advanced analysis features and more flexible report generation.
Selecting the ideal surface analysis software for a given instrument or combination
of instruments is simplicity itself. The unequalled range of MountainsMap®
6 standard solutions includes dedicated software for tactile and optical scanning
profilers, confocal laser scanning microscopes, white light interferometers,
scanning probe microscopes, optical microscopes, form and contour measurement
systems, scattered light measurement instruments, imaging systems, and workshop
With native 64 bit code and optimal exploitation of multi-core technology,
the new software provides unprecedented surface analysis power. It both accelerates
calculations and provides excellent performance with large measurement data
sets and advanced applications that require heavy processing.
Numerous enhancements to the user interface make MountainsMap® 6 even easier
to use and faster. They include larger more intuitive icons, single-click in-document
navigation via the page viewer, and the ability to change the fonts and sizes
of axis numbers on the fly. Surface scale can be perceived instantly by superimposing
a scale bar on the surface. Page sizes in the desktop publishing environment
can be automatically matched to screen size for onscreen presentations and video
Digital Surf participates on national and international standards committees
and Mountains Technology® is appreciated for its compliance with the latest
standards and methods. MountainsMap® 6 provides the right parameters everywhere
by not only calculating ISO parameters but also displaying ASME parameters and
NF, DIN, UNI, JIS, UNE and BSI equivalents of ISO parameters when they are available.
New analysis features include advanced multi-resolution wavelet filtering techniques
(ISO 16610), the automatic detection of spherical motifs, and many more. In
addition MountainsMap® makes it possible to surpass measuring instrument
specifications by increasing the measurement range in software. Multiple overlapping
measurements made on a regular horizontal grid can be stitched together automatically.
Similarly multiple measurements made at different heights can be patched together.
In both cases a single surface is assembled that is ready for analysis.
"Much of the increased power of MountainsMap® 6 is due to enhancements
to the underlying Mountains Technology® platform," stated François
Blateyron, Chief Operations Officer of Digital Surf. "Optimal exploitation
of the latest software technologies not only makes Mountains the most powerful
surface analysis platform today, it is also provides a solid foundation for
Digital Surf, founded in 1989, specializes in providing surface analysis software
for all types of surface metrology instrument including 2D and 3D profilometers,
optical microscopes and scanning probe microscopes. Imaging and analysis software
based on Digital Surf's Mountains Technology® is integrated by leading
instrument manufacturers and is used in thousands of laboratories and industrial
facilities working in numerous sectors including aerospace, automotive, cosmetics,
energy, MEMS, materials research, medical, metallurgy, nanostructures, optics,
paper, PCB, plastics, polymers, printing, semiconductor, etc.