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Avizo Software Brought to Penn State
Sep 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 17, 2010 — Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) has announced a campus-wide rollout of the company’s Avizo 3-D visualization software at Pennsylvania State University. The rollout leverages existing use by Penn State researchers in the Center for Quantitative X-Ray Imaging, the Department of Anthropology, the School of Forest Resources, and the Social, Life Science and Engineering Imaging Center to provide broader interdisciplinary access to the visualization and analysis tools of the Avizo suite.

Under the agreement, the entire Avizo product line has been made available for student and faculty users across the university, through a token-based licensing model. Any computer on the campus network can run Avizo locally and access all of the functions available across the Avizo family of applications, using any supported platform.

Avizo is a multifaceted tool for visualizing, manipulating and understanding scientific and industrial data. According to VSG, wherever 3-D data sets must be processed – in materials and physical sciences, engineering applications, nondestructive testing and earth sciences – the program offers abundant state-of-the-art features within an intuitive workflow and easy-to-use graphical user interface.

“The campus-wide agreement allows us to build upon existing use of the Avizo suite in several research areas, in order to provide much wider access to these tools for the diverse range of research and teaching activities that are conducted across the university,” said Vijay K. Agarwala, senior director of the university’s research computing and cyberinfrastructure, ITS. “The feedback we are getting from users has been very positive as all students, faculty and researchers now have ready access to state-of-the-art visualization and analysis tools provided by VSG.”

“The token-based license management model for Avizo software is an ideal solution for colleges, universities and government organizations as it meets the evolving and diverse needs of a broad range of users and applications”, said Bill Henderson, the academic and government manager at VSG. “Flexibility, ease of deployment and simple management are key aspects of this type of solution. Since the licenses are cross-platform, users aren’t restricted to a single operating system and are able to run Avizo on a system that they are already familiar with while still being able to share their data with colleagues running on different platforms.”

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