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
    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:

    • Recommended CALYPSO version: Current released version with latest service pack
    • Minimum version supported: CALYPSO 2018 SP3

    CALYPSO NZDI FARO Software Driver

    FARO OEM Software Driver

    CALYPSO Licenses Required

    • nonCZcontrol

    Recommended PC:

    • Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
    • Intel Xeon W-2123 3.6 4C CPU
    • 64GB RAM
    • 256GB SATA SSD (minimum)
    • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB 1st GFX
    • 2 Network Interface Cards
    • 1 RS232 Serial Card

    Operating Systems Supported:

    • MS Windows 10 – See CALYPSO Release Notes for supporting Windows 10 versions
  • Installation Instructions

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

    Step 2: Install the CALYPSO NZDI Driver.  These NZDI Drivers can be located in the CALYPSO installation tools.

    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.