MAY 19--Vision Technology (St. Louis, MO;www.vti1.com) has improved its SuperVision High-Power Video Microscope systems. Based on feedback obtained from users, the company has upgraded capabilities to allow sharing of a VGA or better monitor with a user-supplied PC. Additional improvements include a built-in USB video frame grabber that allows users to instantly capture, print, or e-mail images, autoswitching 100-/240-V, 50-/60-Hz power supplies for worldwide use, improved camera-sensor technology providing higher-resolution images, and independent lighting controls that allow users to increase or decrease lighting intensity based on viewing needs.
Standard capabilities involve selectable auto/manual focus, on-screen magnification readout, multiple video viewing modes, andx-y-z positioning table. Three models provide zoom magnification power of 6X to 180X and accommodate objects up to 40, 115, and 160 mm high. All three have a working distance of 76 mm between lens and object. A special microscope provides a zoom magnification power of 3X to 80X at a working distance of 178 mm between lens and object.