Product News: Next Generation of Digital Microscopes Released

14 Dec 2011

Leica Microsystems has announced the launch of its next generation of digital microscopes. The DVM2500 and DVM5000 HD microscope systems can be tailored to suit a wide range of applications, as well as to the particular infrastructure at the user’s site. This allows for faster and easier results analysis.

The Leica DVM2500 combines a fast FireWire camera and a compact control unit. The camera is compatible with all of the zoom optics of the Leica VZ series. The optics can also be easily changed. The control unit integrates a powerful LED light source with adequate reserves for high magnifications. The use of standard Microsoft Windows interfaces facilitates the integration of the DVM2500 into existing IT infrastructures.

For image analysis, the Leica Application Suite (LAS) provides a modular and efficient software solution that can be individually adapted to any application and upgraded as necessary. For example, 3D models can be created with LAS Montage and analyzed in Leica MAP. The object field for large samples can be extended in real time with the LAS Live Image Builder module.

The Leica DVM5000 HD combines the benefits of digital microscopy in a compact, self-contained system. Adopting the advantages of its predecessor, the DVM5000, it adds state-of-the-art hardware: the full HD screen resolution guarantees a high-contrast yet natural monitor image. Specially matched system components allow a smooth workflow – even for complex 3D analysis. The microscopes installation process is lean and user-friendly, thanks to its compact design and simple cable system. Operating costs are reduced by the use of the latest high-performance LEDs, and with a lifetime of up to 30,000 hours, the environment benefits from its low energy consumption.