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  • High Resolution CMOS Cameras Dedicated to Microscopy Imaging Showcasing at mmc 2019
    JAI Apex 3-CMOS prism-based area scan camera for microscopy applications. Image courtesy of JAI A/S, Denmark and Digital Imaging Systems Ltd, United Kingdom

High Resolution CMOS Cameras Dedicated to Microscopy Imaging Showcasing at mmc 2019

May 03 2019

JAI will participate at mmc19 (Microscience Microscopy Congress) taking place from the 1st to the 4th July in Manchester. On stand 510 JAI will be exhibiting the Apex Series of high resolution CMOS area scan cameras, dedicated to microscopy imaging.

The Apex Series provides advanced colour imaging capabilities to OEMs and end-users of microscopy-based imaging systems. The Apex range includes six models of high performance 3-CMOS sensors prism colour cameras, as well as full integration with two of the most popular microscopy software solutions – Image-Pro® from Media Cybernetics and the µManager open source software package.

The combination of the new 3-CMOS colour camera models and the supported software packages provides a range of new possibilities for designers and users of microscope-based systems.

With the standard C-mount lens mounts and USB3 Vision interface, the Apex Series cameras can be easily adapted to most brands of microscopes. The 3-CMOS prism technology provides much greater colour differentiation than standard Bayer colour cameras for bright-field or colour fluorescence applications, where subtle colour differences are critical.

During the exhibition, JAI will be demonstrating the Apex 3-CMOS colour camera alongside a conventional single sensor Bayer colour camera, giving a side-by-side comparison of the technologies.

Furthermore, with higher frame rates than previous generations of 3-sensor prism cameras, the AP-3200T-USB (38.3 fps) and AP-1600T-USB (79 fps) provide the added performance needed for live cell imaging, time-lapse microscopy, extended depth-of-field, or other colour microscopy applications where real-time speeds or higher are required.

The Apex series also includes models without standard IR-cut filters. System builders can use these models to support applications where enhanced red sensitivity is required to accentuate specific dyes or stains, or to differentiate blood or blood vessels from surrounding tissues.

All cameras are compatible with the popular Image-Pro image analysis software platform. Image-Pro is one of the most widely-used microscopy software packages in the world, enabling users and system designers to more easily capture, process, measure, analyse and share microscopy-based images. Custom drivers allow the Apex Series cameras to seamlessly pass images to the Image-Pro software while allowing certain camera functions to be controlled from within the Image-Pro environment.

For those who prefer an open source, non-commercial software solution, the Apex Series cameras have also been integrated with the µManager (Micro-Manager) software originally created by Vale Lab at the University of California, San Francisco and now being developed and maintained by Open Imaging, Inc. Again, device adapters have been developed to allow the JAI cameras to fully interact with the µManager software.

Meet JAI at the Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc19) from 1st to 4th July 2019, Manchester Central on stand 510.

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