ORLANDO, FL, Dec. 12, 2013 — Are you an overworked Laser Safety Officer (LSO) in a high-pressure commercial or research facility? Need to make vital hazard-analysis calculations on the fly? Look no further than The EVALUATOR — the Laser Institute of America’s industry-first web-based system that helps you quickly and easily ensure a laser-safe environment.
Since its launch in late 2010, The EVALUATOR has provided LSOs of all skill levels a robust, yet easy-to-use, online system for checking the calculation of potential laser hazards. This unique tool features basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced users can harness the full power of The EVALUATOR by subscribing for two years at a discounted price of $800, or $750 for LIA members (vs. the monthly cost of $69.99, or $59.99 for LIA members). That’s over 50 percent off!
With 300 subscriptions sold to date, satisfied users have found that the advanced level of The EVALUATOR packs a lot of muscle. Its interactive interface and sophisticated calculations allow users to change laser settings (CW, single- or repetitive-pulse), adjust beam profile and even experiment with eyewear and barrier combinations. Other top-tier features include source size, laser database, range, aided viewing, atmospheric attenuation, limiting aperture, optical density at range and graphs.
The EVALUATOR has proved itself an invaluable resource thanks to LIA’s painstaking development efforts to ensure its accuracy. What makes it a must-have for the LSO? “The simplicity of the software, the graphics, the reports it can generate and the fact that it is a ‘living’ piece of software,” says LIA Education Director Gus Anibarro. “We can and will always be upgrading the software over time. There is no need to pay for upgrades and new versions. To ensure accuracy, we would run several trials with problem sets that we had calculated by hand to see how the software would process the information.”
The EVALUATOR goes a long way toward making the professional LSO’s life easier. Not only does The EVALUATOR allow users to generate time-saving reports, it automatically stays up-to-date with the latest ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. In the advanced version, users can save their laser specifications on The EVALUATOR server and download reports in PDF form.
For the LSO on the go, The EVALUATOR is accessible on most mobile devices, not to mention across Mac and PC platforms and operating systems. Since calculations are performed on The EVALUATOR’s constantly updated server, your computer’s performance does not affect the speed at which your analyses are performed.
To learn more about the features in the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of The EVALUATOR, and choose the subscription right for you, visit www.LSEval.com.
Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the professional society for laser applications and safety serving the industrial, educational, medical, research and government communities throughout the world since 1968. www.lia.org, 13501 Ingenuity Drive, Ste 128, Orlando, FL 32826, +1.407.380.1553.