Ken-a-Vision designed the 110 VAC version of their monocular-head configured TU-19544C Dual Purpose Digital Monocular Microscope from the ground up to optimize the digital learning experience by providing plug-and-play compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, as well as supporting interactive white boards and simultaneous multi-camera classroom setups. Utilizing an angled head provides a more comfortable viewing experience that non-angled heads are often unable to provide.
A 5.0MP digital camera is built into the head and is co-witnessed with the eyepiece so what is seen in the eyepiece is exactly what the camera sees. The camera captures video and still images in up to 2592 x 1944 resolution and outputs in 1080p at 30fps. In addition to the optical magnifications provided by the eyepiece and objectives, there is an option for up to 16x digital zoom. An included 6' (1.8m) USB cord supplies power to the camera and sends data to the computer.
The optical system features a 10x eyepiece with an integrated pointer set in a 30°-angled monocular head, and a four-objective 360° rotating turret with click-stop positions at each lens. Four objectives from 4x to 100x produce a broad magnification range of 40x to 1000x making this microscope a versatile observation tool. Its achromatic glass objectives are designed to correct for color and geometric distortions in the center 60% of the field of view.If you need to change or replace objectives, Ken-a-Vision designed them to DIN standards to enable eyepieces form many manufacturers to be installed without making modifications.
A mechanical stage with spring-loaded specimen clips moves in both the X and Y axes. Each axis has its own adjustment knob and a stage locking screw holds the stage in place when needed. Specimens are lit from below with an LED powered by either the included power adapter or permanently installed rechargeable batteries. To control the amount of light illuminating the specimen from below is an Abbe condenser and iris. An additional LED is set over the stage for use when observing solid or opaque specimens that require lighting from above. The LEDs have a rheostat, providing additional light control. This multi-function adjustability enables precision illumination for the perfect image.