Product News: Vision Systems

Microscope Camera delivers crisp, natural color reproduction.

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February 20, 2013 - Discovery C15 employs Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) sensor chip with noise level and range that yield 16-bit smooth color gradation image, even in low-contrast or poor lighting. Video is recorded at 21 fps at full resolution (1,270 x 1030), and lower-resolution live images can be recorded at 38 fps. Via included ISCapture program, which also offers various management and processing functions, images can be saved in 4 formats or as AVI video files. Camera also comes with 0.5x reducer lens.

Aven, Inc.

4595 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108, USA

Original Press Release

Aven Discovery Camera Introduces New Generation of Microscopy Imaging

Press release date: February 20, 2013

Significant technology advances distinguish the latest microscopy camera from Aven, Inc. The Discovery C15 model is introduced for testing inspectors, scientific image analysts, biomedical researchers and other professionals who need a wide dynamic range and crisp, natural color reproduction in any lighting.

The camera's Scientific CMOS sensor and extremely low readout noise level provide detail-rich images at publication quality levels.

"This camera is called Discovery because users discover a remarkable new imaging experience, compared to conventional CCD cameras," says Aven president Mike Shahpurwala. "In addition to its ultra-low noise and high sensitivity in bright field or dark field applications, the C15 comes with professional image capture software."

Images can be saved in four formats or as AVI video files with the ISCapture program, which has a broad range of management and processing functions for Windows users. Images can be located and documented easily, thanks to screen displays showing each file name, capture date and time, bit depth, resolution and digital size.

Processing tools allow adjustments to brightness, contrast, color balance and other aspects. Users can rotate images and zoom. Measurement functions allow calibration of lengths, angles, perimeter and cubic area. (Discovery C15 also works with Aven's EZ Measure software.)

The new sCMOS sensor chip's low noise level and high range yield a 16-bit smooth color gradation image, even in low contrast or poor lighting.

Video is recorded at 21 frames per second at full resolution (1270 x 1030), which is comparable to high-definition television quality. Lower-resolution live images can be recorded at 38 fps.

In addition to the ISCapture software, Aven's Discovery C15 comes with a 0.5x reducer lens two C-mount adapters for use with any compatible microscope. It features manual or automatic exposure control and white balance.

"This sophisticated microscopy accessory adds efficiency and precision for applications in aerospace, medical imaging, R&D and quality assurance," says Shahpurwala.

For more information, call Aven at (734) 973-0099. A digital catalog is at www.aventools.com/sales-info.html.

Aven, Inc. manufactures and distributes high-performance optical instruments and precision tools for microscopy, inspection and assembly. More than 800 products include video inspection systems, integrated portable microscopes, video borescopes, task lights and stainless steel tools for lab use and precision hand tools such as tweezers, pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, crimpers, knives and alignment tools. Brands include Mighty Scope, iLoupe, Technik and Accu-Tek.

An electronics innovator since 1983, Aven is located in a high-tech corridor of Southeast Michigan.

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