Product News: Software

Imaging and Spectroscopy Software speeds data acquisition.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 20, 2014 - Fully 64-bit enabled, Solis v4.24 offers advantages to users that want to acquire large dataset with Andor's range of imaging cameras. Product is available in versions designed to run imaging, spectroscopy, and time resolved cameras and associated accessories. With built-in AndorBasic programming language, users can program image acquisitions, automate file storage, communicate with external devices, and manipulate data. Full capacity of PC RAM can now be utilized to store image frames.

Original Press Release

Andor Launches Solis 64 Software Enabling Fast Data Acquisition

Press release date: Mar 20, 2014

Belfast, – Andor Technology, an Oxford Instruments company and world leaders in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solution, today announced the launch of the new Solis 64-bit acquisition software for imaging and spectroscopy. Solis is now a fully 64-bit enabled application for Windows (XP, Vista 7 and 8) offering rich functionality for data acquisition and processing. 64-bit support is available with the latest release of Solis (Version 4.24). Solis 64-bit can now make use of all available PC RAM for storing image frames. This increases the total number of frames captured to memory by orders of magnitude.

In addition, Andor are launching a brand new service, The Andor File Exchange. This is a customer portal for the exchange of user-made files, scripts and applications in AndorBasic, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW and other coding platforms. This service allows users to share and download code snippets and applications suitable for a range of Andor software packages. If a user has a custom code of their own, written for a specific or general purpose, they can upload it, link to it via their own public profile and share it with the world at  As well as this, the Andor File Exchange enables users to download, review and rate all the applications or contact the creator with any specific questions or requirements.

Dr Orla Hanrahan, Andor’s Application Specialist in Life Science Imaging, said, “The availability of Solis 64-bit is a great advantage to users who want to acquire a large dataset with Andor’s range of imaging cameras. It means that the full capacity of the PC RAM can now be utilised to store image frames, which increases the number of frames captured to memory by orders of magnitude. This is crucial when using Solis to acquire images from any of Andor’s sCMOS range of cameras, which generate a lot of data very fast. The Andor File Exchange will ensure both flexibility and versatility with Andor’s software packages.

To learn more about Solis 64-bit please visit  To start using the Andor File Exchange please visit

For more information, please contact Dr Orla Hanrahan on +44 (0)28 9023 7126, email, or visit

For further information please contact Victoria Gault on +44 (0)28 9023 7126, email, or visit

About Andor
Andor is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 20 years and continues to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions, enabling its customers to break new ground by performing light measurements previously considered impossible. Andor’s digital cameras, are allowing scientists around the world to measure light down to a single photon and capture events occurring within 1 billionth of a second

Andor now has over 400 staff across 16 offices worldwide, distributing products to over 10,000 customers in 55 countries. Andor’s products are used in a wide range of applications including medical research to further the understanding of heart disease, cancer and neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Andor also has applications for forensic science and astronomy. Through continuous dialogue with customers and strong teamwork, Andor continues to innovate ground-breaking products that improve the world in which we live.

About Oxford Instruments plc
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The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 2300 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG).  Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors with a focus on nanotechnology. Its key market sectors include nano-fabrication and nano-materials. The company’s strategy is to expand the business into the life sciences arena, where nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; x-ray, electron, laser and optical based metrology; atomic force microscopy; optical imaging; advanced growth, deposition and etching.

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