Press Release Summary:
Installed on microscopes with existing camera port or standard eyepiece tube, VanGuard H2 uses Â½ in. CMOS image sensor to deliver images onto computer monitor via USB 2.0 cable. Camera offers 1,600 x 1,200 resolution for documentation/archival of clinical, life science, and industrial laboratory analysis. TWAIN-compatible unit has max video capture rate of 40 fps and does not require separate power supply. Imaging software, included, gives users control of advanced camera settings.
Original Press Release:
$699 Digital Microscope Camera Captures High-Definition Images and Video
Kirkland, WA, September 11, 2008 - VEE GEE Scientific announces the VanGuard H2 digital microscope camera for the documentation and archival of clinical, life science, and industrial laboratory analysis. With a list price of just $699, the H2 digital microscope camera has a resolution of 1600 X 1200 (UXGA), adapts to most microscopes, and includes software compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
The compact H2 digital microscope camera and included C-mount lens adapter install on essentially any microscope with an existing camera port or standard eyepiece tube. Once installed, the camera's ½" CMOS image sensor delivers images onto a computer monitor through a high-speed USB 2.0 cable and PC. Capable of operating at up to 40fps, the H2 digital microscope camera records live videos and captures still shots with the click of a button. The H2 is TWAIN compatible and doesn't require a separate power supply.
Rick Gaffney, owner of Son Set Consultants and a certified welding inspector and educator, uses a VanGuard Microscope with digital camera to examine fasteners and steel grain microstructures during metallographic tests. "I can easily view test samples through the microscope eyepieces or on my computer monitor, which speeds up the inspection process and allows me to email images inserted into our test records to my clients," says Gaffney. While teaching weld inspection classes, Gaffney also incorporates the H2 digital microscope camera and metallurgical microscope with an overhead projector for live demonstrations.
Included with the H2 digital camera, the imaging software has a simple yet powerful graphic interface that gives users control of the camera's advanced settings. Automatic and manual modes adjust image exposure and white balance. Full capture solutions are included to provide the user with the ultimate in live image analysis and archival.
In addition to the 2 megapixel H2 camera available now, VEE GEE will offer higher resolution cameras in the coming months. The H2 digital camera is compatible with VanGuard's line of complete turn-key microscopes, which includes brightfield microscopes, phase contrast microscopes, fluorescence microscopes, inverted microscopes, and stereo dissecting microscopes. Please contact VEE GEE Scientific for details, technical support, or to locate an authorized dealer to purchase VEE GEE products.
About VEE GEE Scientific, Inc.
VEE GEE Scientific is a wholesale company of scientific supplies and equipment. With its international network of dealers, VEE GEE equips scientists and technicians in a range of industries with cost-effective products that meet or exceed the performance of similar, higher-priced instruments. VEE GEE integrates quality brand names like VanGuard Microscopes and VEE GEE Refractometers with personal and professional service.