Non-ZEISS Direct Interfaces (NZDI)


ZEISS CALYPSO NZDI provides a uniform software platform for all of your machines, reduces training requirements, minimizes work when moving ZEISS CALYPSO measurement plans from one system to another, and simplifies measurement reporting.

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  • System Requirements
    Supported FARO USB systems: Edge, Prime, Fusion, Quantum, Platinum, Titanium
    Supported FARO RS232 systems: Gold, Silver, Bronze
    Supported FARO Probe Systems: Hard Probe, TP2, TP200
    Supported Axis: 6 and 7 Axis systems
    Condition of the CMM: It should be calibrated and within OEM accuracy specifications, as ZEISS CALYPSO will read existing and future calibration data. It should also be in proper working order. We recommend you use your existing calibration service.
    Hardware Not Supported (not inclusive)
    • FARO Gage
    • FARO GagePlus
    • FARO Laser Line Scanner
  • CALYPSO Requirements

    CALYPSO Versions Supported:

    • CALYPSO 2017 SP2 minimum
    • CALYPSO 2016 SP3 minimum
    • CALYPSO 2015, SP5 minimum
    • CALYPSO 2014, SP1 minimum
    • CALYPSO 5.6, SP2 minimum

    CALYPSO NZDI FARO Software Driver

    FARO OEM Software Driver

    CALYPSO Licenses Required

    • nonCZcontrol

    Recommended PC:

    • MS Windows 7 64-bit OS
    • Intel Xeon E5-1603 2.8 10M 1066 4C CPU
    • 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC (4x4GB) RAM
    • NVIDIA Quadro 2000 1GB GFX Graphics
    • 256GB SATA 1st SSD
    • 16X SuperMulti DVDRW SATA 1st ODD
    • Intel CT x1 PCIe NIC
    • 1 RS232 serial port only for FARO RS232 systems: Gold, Silver, Bronze

    Operating Systems Supported:

    • MS Windows 10
    • MS Windows 7 64-bit
  • Installation Instructions

    Step 1: Install CALYPSO software and any service packs prior to installing the interface.

    Step 2: Download and install the CALYPSO NZDI Driver. Follow instructions prompted during the installation.

    Step 3: For USB FARO arms only, install the OEM FARO USB device driver supplied by FARO.

    • Minimum version FARO Arm USB Driver 5.x
    • FARO drivers are not required for RS232 systems

    Step 4: Configure CALYPSO and connect to the NZDI Device.

  • Calibration Instructions

    By design, the installation of ZEISS CALYPSO on non-ZEISS OEM machines does not require a machine calibration or acceptance test. Machine correction files for machine accuracy are managed by the OEM and reside on the controller. Coordinate data that is sent to ZEISS CALYPSO is considered “calibrated” and is not adjusted or altered. For quality assurance reasons, you may choose to perform an acceptance test of ZEISS CALYPSO and the CMM system. However, if machine accuracy or repeatability is not within acceptable limits, adjustments must be made to the machine and controller using the OEM software as needed. ZEISS Industrial Metrology does not provide this service or machine repair.