NEWS & EVENTS
DeltaPix – New Invenio EIII cameras
DeltaPix pleased to introduce 3 new cameras
The New Invenio EIII DeltaPix EIII premium microscope cameras series offers fast and precise high-resolution live video stream as well as still images! User-friendly setup for everyday use, with a first in class price/performance ratio. The new InvenioEIII premium cameras are designed with great attention to details and features. The Invenio EIII cameras come in a housing design made to stand out visually as well as been practical and compact. In addition to the new camera house, the Invenio EIII cameras are based on well-recognized and high-quality Sony sensors for excellent image quality sensitivity, color fidelity, and speed..
New Invenio EIII models
– Invenio 10EIII is 10 megapixel, has a 2/3″ sensor and up to 35FPS
– Invenio 12EIII is 12 megapixel, has a 1/1.7″ sensor and up 40FPS
– Invenio 20EIII is 20 megapixel, has a 1″ sensor and up 60FPS
DeltaPix image competition
DeltaPix invites you to send your images
DeltaPix is very excited to invite all DeltaPix camera users to take part in the first imaging competition in DeltaPix history. The purpose of this competition is to showcase all the unique and beautiful images that are taken every day by users around the world and give the user a chance to win a 4K HDMI camera.
How to enter
1. Fill out the registration form and send it back to DeltaPix.
Download registration form here
2. Submit your image(s) and the registration form to Contact DeltaPix marked with image competition.
1. The Images must be taken with a DeltaPix camera.
2. You may enter up to 3 images.
3. Submission deadline is 30-11-2017.
DeltaPix – InSight 64-Bit
DeltaPix is pleased to introduce a new 4K HDMI camera
4K also known as UHD is a new variant for TV and PC monitors which offers at least 4 times more pixels than normal HD or FHD standards, at least 4 times more pixels.
The result of this increased pixel is an image clarity that goes well beyond conventional 1080 pixel HD resolution and presents more vibrant, varied and realistic colors. Therefore, DeltaPix is Introducing a new 4K microscope camera to present new opportunities for working with digital microscopes without compromising any details in the sample.
What does this mean for microscopy work?
A higher resolution captures a higher level of detail for analyzing the finest structures of the object under the microscope. Thanks to the advanced technologies of the HDMI4KDPX camera, even the finest details of a sample is clearly reveal on-screen.
DeltaPix is taking part in the upcoming trade show Control in Stuttgart in Germany from 09-12 may 2017
At the trade, you have a chance to see DeltaPixs news products and get an onsite demo.
We hope to see you at the convention.
Why is Microscopy ergonomic important?
Finding the right working posture and working comfortably is what ergonomics is about. Ergonomics has become the subject of attention among companies for the past 50 years and applied in factories, offices, laboratories and most workplaces. Ergonomics has proven to play an important role in relation to the employee’s job satisfaction, stress level and productivity in general. Therefore, laboratories/companies try to find a right fit between the operator and the microscope.
Figure 1. Injuries that occurs when using a standard microscope
Working with a microscope positions the upper body as shown in the illustration. The user’s head and arms are held in a forward position; the shoulders are rounded to incline towards the microscope. This posture puts the soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, and joints at a risk of irritation. In addition to that the microscope work also causes eye strain and even permanent injuries, with continuous inattentive use.
The most common medical problems when operating microscopes:
Table 1 – The Percentage of the Medical Problems reported by Microscope Operators.
Ergonomically designed workplaces and products are essential for a workers wellbeing, motivation and efﬁciency, as microscopy workstations place a far higher strain on the user than any other product. Just by changing the posture of the body and arms, helps prevent the future injuries that occurs. The combination of sitting with a microscope in a fixed position and repetitive hand movements carries the risk of strain to neck muscles. Hence, most vulnerable places in the body when using a standard microscope is mainly the spine, shoulder and the neck muscles.
Figure 2. The right posture when using a microscope
When looking at figure 2, the arm and the shoulder are placed on the table close to the body, the cervical spine upright and the microscope height adjusted to the worker’s physic, this is the correct way of positioning the body when working several hours with a microscope.
What can be done to prevent future injuries?
As mentioned earlier, ergonomics has become a topic of increasing importance in the workplace throughout the past several decades. Throughout this period, it has become clear that, in order to work safely and efficiently, new technologies and products needs to account for human and environmental factors.
Activities to develop and improve microscope work should not only be directed towards the ergonomics of the workstations, but also towards the microscopes.
DeltaPix ErgoFocus can contribute to an improved comfort and security for improved efficiency when working with microscopes. ___________________________________________________________
For questions and prices about DeltaPix ErgoFocus please contact:
Contact DeltaPix or +45 46760205
DeltaPix InSight now offers Roughness measurement
DeltaPix is introducing a new feature in DeltaPix InSight, namely the very useful surface roughness measurement. The software can be applied in various applications where surface textures need to be analyzed. The implementation of surface roughness measurement is based on the data collected from topography analysis thus the need for a third party add on software is eliminated for most applications.
• Non-contact measurement
• According to guidelines of ISO 25178-2:2012
DeltaPix, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and Digital microscope solutions
DeltaPix, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and Digital microscope solutions, is pleased to announce their partnership with iGEM team of Delft University of Technology in research for biological lasers and lenses.
Solving world problems with bacteria, that is what the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) competition, the largest competition in synthetic biology is about. In this competition, the 300 best universities in the world compete in order to win this prestigious prize. After becoming world champion in 2015, the Delft University of Technology is again competing with their new and innovative project: producing biological lasers and microlenses with bacteria. The team is proudly supported by DeltaPix!
The microlens industry is a quickly developing field with applications in among other things the smartphone industry, microscopy and solar cells. The production of these microlenses relies on one of the most environmentally unfriendly processes, since it happens at high temperatures and uses harmful acids. However, these lenses can also be synthesized using bacteria! By genetically engineering a bacterium by inserting genes that originate from sponges, the bacterium is able to produce a glass shell around its membrane. This ‘glass bacterium’ could function as a microlens! Producing these microlenses using bacteria under mild physiological conditions will not only make the process far more efficient but also more environmentally friendly. Possible uses of these microlenses include use in solar cells, in (smartphone)cameras, confocal microscopy and 3D screens.
The cells covered in glass can not only function as a lens, but also as a laser cavity. By expressing fluorescent proteins in the “glass bacteria”, the team researches the ability of a bacterium to act as a laser. Of course, this bacterium will also have a significant contribution to society, since the cellular laser will improve imaging of the cell, which is essential in research to cells, and more important, cellular diseases. Current imaging techniques rely on fluorescence and often have low resolution because of the wide emission spectrum and low intensity of most fluorescent proteins. However, by letting a bacterium produce laser light, the intensity of the light will strongly increase, and only one wavelength will be emitted. Therefore, one is able to image a cell with multiple fluorophores at the same time, irrespective of the emission spectrum. This will help researchers understand the mode of action of cells and cellular diseases.
DeltaPix will support the team of the TU Delft by providing the team with equipment. The team is building its own laser setup to investigate the properties of both the biolens and the laser. Of course, a CCD camera is essential in such a setup! Therefore, DeltaPix will sponsor a Invenio 3DII CCD camera, which will be incorporated in the team’s experimental setup. The camera will be used to capture images of biological laser and the biological lenses, in order to show detailed results of the experiments and validate the working of the home-built setup! The team is looking forward to this collaboration and hopes to share some results soon! More information can be found at http://2016.igem.org/Team:TU_Delft