Andor Launches Sona for Fluorescence Microscopy
Andor Technology (Andor), an Oxford Instruments company and world leader…
The Andor Solis (i) software platform is designed for image capture and analysis and is used in a wide range of scientific fields including fluorescence imaging, Bose-Einstein Condensation, single fluorophore labelling, upper atmosphere studies, X-ray studies and Raman imaging.
The Solis (i) software contains a comprehensive list of edge-detection algorithms including first derivative (Sobel, Kirsch, Prewitt and Robinson), second derivative and the Roberts Cross edge detector. Smoothing filters include the Mean, Median and Gaussian filters while in the frequency space Solis includes Low Pass and High Pass filtering.
Solis (i) provides the user with full control over the camera including pixel readout rate, horizontal and vertical binning, exposure time, pre-amplifier setting, electron multiplying gain (EMCCD compatible systems) and various triggering options.
The software's region of interest (ROI) feature allows the user to chart in real time such quantities as maximum, mean and standard deviation as a kinetic series of images is acquired.
Real-time image display (video mode) ideal for aligning experiments -
Advanced data spooling direct to hard disk allowing large data sets to be acquired -
Increase your signal above the read noise floor with RealGain™ control (EMCCD compatible systems only) -
Minimize vibrations with "Silent Fan" operation -
Kinetic series recording and playback -
Through-series ROI analysis simple generation of kinetic plots, utilizing ROI statistics -
Various real-time and playback display options, including 3D profile -
Comprehensive image analysis operations -
Extensive export options, including FITS, TIF, BMP and AVI -
Extended AndorBasic programming language -
Real-time X and Y line profile sectioning -
Simple multiple region-of-interest(ROI) selection and sizing -
ROI "hot spot" selection for discrimination of background pixels within ROI -
Intuitive and comprehensive user-defined thresholding and auto-scaling -
Data histogram enabling easy image display data scaling -