Product News: Andor Launches Solis 64 Software Enabling Fast Data Acquisition

20 Mar 2014

Andor Technology, an Oxford Instruments company and a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solution, has 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.

Ideal for users acquiring larger datasets

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 utilized 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.