The T-19642C Comprehensive 2 Digital Binocular Microscope from Ken-a-Vision is a four-objective binocular microscope designed for middle school and high school students. The integrated digital camera features a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor and is capable of HD video output. The included Applied Vision 4 imaging software is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems and allows users to capture photos, record videos, and even annotate images using a range of analytical tools.
The Comprehensive 2 digital camera is designed to deliver plug-and-play performance with most computing platforms and interactive white boards with a USB connection. The full potential of this digital microscope is revealed by the Applied Vision 4 software. This software program was designed for educators and researchers, and provides tools for capturing images of the specimen as well as overlaying text, measurements, arrows and other icons. Additionally, Applied Vision 4 supports simultaneous camera inputs, image comparison, digital zoom, and time-lapse specimen recording.
The microscope's Seidentopf binocular design enables the interpupillary distance of the eyepieces to be adjusted using an intuitive push-pull motion. Quick interpupillary adjustments complement the inclined viewing head's 360° rotation capability, which allows the view to be shared with others without having to move the microscope.
This model of the Comprehensive 2 microscope is configured with achromat objectives that minimize image distortions and provide enhanced contrast for viewing unstained specimens. The included 100xS objective can be oil-immersed for improved light transmission, making this compound microscope easy to use yet feature-rich enough to employ advanced microscopy techniques. A Vernier-scaled mechanical stage features coaxial specimen controls, and uses an LED substage illuminator with rheostat dimmer and an Abbe condenser lens with iris diaphragm to customize the amount of light transmitted to the specimen.
The energy-efficient LED light source operates at a cool temperature and prolongs the life of the Comprehensive 2 digital microscope's built-in rechargeable battery. On a full-charge, this microscope can provide up to 40 hours of continuous operation before needing to be charged. In addition to the low position coaxial focus controls delivering coarse and fine focus adjustments, the T-19642C also includes tension adjustment and rack stop features that prevent accidental damage to the specimen and objective. The combination of functionality and build quality make the Comprehensive 2 series microscopes ready for reliable performance in labs and classrooms, and is backed by the manufacturer's ten-year warranty.