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Affordable Multi-Functional Controller for Microscope Accessories

publication date: Dec 17, 2015
author/source: Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd

OptiScan III

The OptiScan® III from Prior Scientific is a powerful, entry level system for controlling the OptiScan range of motorised microscope stages and focusing devices. 

Compatible with a wide range of both upright and inverted microscopes, the compact OptiScan III uniquely can be used to drive a motorised stage and a focus motor while precision motor drive technology ensures quiet and smooth motion. A joystick provides users with precise and ergonomic control of their microscope accessories in the X, Y and Z axes.

The controller is compatible with most image analysis software packages facilitating simple and seamless integration between software and hardware.  The on-board 'plug and play' facility automatically configures the system components, leading to fast and simple set up. A free software development tool kit is available that includes DLL, a VB demo program and a full complement of ASCII commands. 

The OptiScan III provides easy to use and precise control of microscope accessories in the X, Y and Z axes for a low outlay, and will be of interest to many microscope users across a broad range of disciplines. 

Prior Scientific has been manufacturing top quality, high performance equipment and instruments for optical microscopy since 1919. Prior Scientific produces a wide range of motorised stages, system controllers, robotic sample loaders and illumination devices. 

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