Next Limit Technologies

Next Limit Technologies is a computer software company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1998 by engineers Victor Gonzalez and Ignacio Vargas[1] the firm develops technologies in the field of digital simulation and visualization.[citation needed] In December 2016, the XFlow division was acquired by Dassault Systèmes.[2]

Next Limit Technologies
TypeSimulation Technologies
IndustryComputer Software
FoundedFebruary 14, 1998 in Madrid, Spain
FoundersVictor Gonzalez and Ignacio Vargas
Headquarters,
ProductsXFlow, RealFlow, Maxwell Render, CaronteFX
Websitehttp://nextlimit.com

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Research and developmentEdit

Next Limit has actively participated in various research projects throughout Europe as well as Spain. It is currently the leader of the European project, SAFECITI (Safe Citizen),[4] which aims to create a simulation system for analysts that would predict the behavior of large crowds in urban environments in moments of panic, violence, or catastrophes. The system is based on serious game technology and is designed as a training platform. Other European projects that Next Limit has actively participated in are: PRISM,[5] Skycoat[6] and COELUX.[7] COELUX is responsible for the production of a window with an optics system based on nanotechnology that can reproduce natural light and the appearance of solar and sky light. This technology is implemented in closed spaces that lack an exterior facing window.[8]

In Spain, Next Limit has participated in biotechnology research to simulate the heart as a complex fluid structural system.[9]

AwardsEdit

 
Next Limit Technologies - Academy Awards 2008
Year Category Awarded by Result
2013 Mare Nostrum[10] Award Sociedad Científica Informática de España (SCIE) and the Congreso Nacional de Informática (CEDI) Winner
2008 Technical Achievement Academy Award[11] Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Winner
2008 Second Prize Chomón[12] Award Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España Winner
2006 Maxwell Render[13] Information Society Technology (IST) prize Winner
2006 RealFlow[14] Information Society Technology (IST) prize Winner

This was the second Technical Merit Oscar awarded to a Spanish person. The previous Oscar awarded to a Spanish person was Juan de la Cierva y Hoces in 1969 for his creation of the optic stabilizer Dynalens, an apparatus used to eliminate camera vibrations.[15]

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Dassault Systèmes Enriches Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform". www.3ds.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://safeciti.eu/safeciti/consortium/[dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "skycoat.eu - Next Limit Technologies". www.skycoat.eu.
  7. ^ "Home CoeLux®". www.coelux.com.
  8. ^ "Research and innovation" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid". www.upm.es.
  11. ^ "80th Sci-Tech Awards Memorable Moments". Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 22 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Frausto-Robledo, Anthony; Ap, Leed (11 January 2008). "Next Limit wins Academy Award". Architosh.

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