Many applications require us to work at higher magnifications so that we may inspect and sometimes document our work or products. Traditionally, this has been done using a standard stereo microscope and a digital camera. This approach produces 3-D-images which can be difficult for some users.
Leica now offers an alternative: a digital microscope system that combines first-rate optics and an advanced digital camera. This approach uses a HDMI-monitor, providing a 2-D-image instead of eyepieces to enable the user to view and document their work.
The Leica DMS300 is inherently ergo-friendly. This is due to the completely digital output of the microscope – there are no eyepieces that need adjusting. The monitor can be quickly and easily adapted for several users helping to ensure that all operators maintain a proper and comfortable working posture. As a result, this setup can not only improve working conditions, but reduce work-related injuries due to uncomfortable working conditions.
Because the Leica DMS300 uses a monitor for the image output, several users can view the sample at the same time. This allows for fast and easy discussion of the item being viewed and can save time by making team decisions possible right away.
A digital microscope is also an ideal instrument for group instruction or teaching. Simply connect the HDMI-output directly to a HD-projector and you can share your observations with large groups of people. All this at a rapid frame rate of up to 30 frames per second – faster than the movies!
The Leica DMS300 not only has superior optics, but also a built-in superfast CMOS-camera that provides high resolution live images in Full HD-resolution with up to 30 fps. Perfect pictures are extremely convenient – and necessary when working with digital microscopy as there are no eyepieces to work with. An image rate of 30 fps is even faster than most television images which have a frame rate of about 25fps. All this is made possible in a standalone system – there is no need for a computer.
The Leica DMS300 can also be connected to any PC via USB2-cable and offers full compatibility with our user-friendly Leica LAS EZ software for basic measure capabilities. Leica LAS EZ comes free of charge and is shipped with the Leica DMS300.
Overlays are a simple trick that can help you effortlessly establish workflows for routine inspections. You can customize overlays easily to your specific needs, and superimpose different shapes or even text onto your live image. Watch this video to learn more.
The DMS300 is designed for ease of use and to be independent from a PC. You can take full advantage of this with the USB- and standard HDMI-connections. This allows you to either use a USB power supply and a HD-monitor, or connect directly to a computer.
The DMS300 is a complete working digital inspection and imaging system. Everything you need to setup your digital microscope is included.