How SurfaceScope™ Works
The computer used for the SurfaceScope™; system must have at least the following characteristics:
||· Pentium II|
· 300 MHz
· 128 MB RAM
· Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Currently, this camera and framegrabber combination must be one supported by Image-Pro Plus 4.0.
Several different confocal modules are available. Each one offers distinct advantages for specimens of different types. The confocal
module isolates the coordinates of image points on the specimen so that they can be accurately
located in 3-dimensions.
Microscope Stage Motor Controller (Focus Controller)
This unit receives commands from the computer and controls the focus motor attached to the Z-stage. Currently, the SurfaceScope™ application
interfaces with any focus controller supported by ScopePro 4.0.
This stepping motor attaches to the fine-focus knob of the microscope. It is supplied with the controller. It may be built into the microscope.