MAY 28--Optronics (Santa Barbara, CA; www.optronics.com) has developed MicroFire--a digital microscope imaging camera. MicroFire provides 2-Mpixel image capture, advanced image processing, full-screen live viewing, fast live color binning, video-rate color imaging, and programmed sequence imaging, as well as advanced Direct X-enabled user interface for Windows and a DCAM FireWire support for Mac OS X.
PictureFrame is the user interface exclusive to MicroFire. This interface will paint a full-resolution color image on any large-format monitor at live imaging rates. The user can superimpose the camera controls over this image in any chosen position or display the image without borders or controls. The benefit is an enhanced viewing experience with additional image depth and detail.
MicroFire also provides an advanced image-processing toolbox. Processed images can be interactively mixed with their unprocessed counterparts to delineate or define a desired image feature.
The patented circuit and case design of MicroFire permits efficient operation at extended exposures. Artifact-free exposures as long as one minute are possible. Framing and focusing for long exposures is simplified by advanced color binning. Color binning also permits video-rate color imaging when a quick scan of the subject matter is required.
MicroFire is offered exclusively through ImagingPlanet dealers. Information about MicroFire and other digital imaging products for microscopy is located at www.imagingplanet.com.