Turnkey Systems for Neurolucida
We work closely with you to choose the best hardware for each new system, ensuring optimal performance to help you achieve your research goals within your budget. Our software can integrate with most existing microscopes if you already own microscope equipment, or we can provide you with all the hardware components.
Neurolucida is designed to operate on a wide variety of microscopes and hardware commonly used in laboratories. This versatility allows customization of your research system to fit your exact needs and budget.
Listed below are several products compatible with our software. We encourage you to call us at 802.288.9290 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, as the functionality of the system and the hardware needed is dependent on your research goals.
Neurolucida System Components
- Neurolucida software and imaging modules
- Research microscope
- Motorized microscope stage and focus
- Scientific grade digital camera
- Specialized microscope hardware (filter wheels, shutters, vibration isolation platforms, z-encoders, structured illumination, digitizing tablets)
- PC running Microsoft Windows 10
Neurolucida software integrates with many types of microscopy systems. We sell a wide range of hardware equipment and support a wide array of products:
- Microscopes (both manual and fully motorized)
- Digital cameras
- Video cameras
- Motorized XY stages:
- Focus encoders
- Laser scanning confocal microscopes
- Semi integration
- Structured illumination hardware
- Vibration isolation platforms
- External motorized filter wheels/shutters
- Digitizing data & video tablets
We can provide you with a complete turn-key system solution, ensuring maximum performance, reliability, and ease-of-use. We stand fully behind every system we sell.
Neurolucida systems are available in two separate configurations:
- Standard – controls microscope hardware (and includes support for working with images or Biolucida)
- Workstation – does not include hardware control (suitable for image files or Biolucida)
When you call us you will speak with a person - not an automated system. Talk to us about your hardward, software, or experimental design questions. Our team includes Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, stereology, neuron tracing, and image processing; ready to help you over the phone or online.
We support the world leading manufacturers of scientific grade digital cameras. We help you chose the model that is most effective for your use–from real-time color cameras for brightfield microscopy to state-of-the-art cooled, high sensitivity cameras for dim fluorescence microscopy. We can also configure systems with dual cameras to optimally support the widest range of specimens – from brightfield microscopy through structured illumination fluorescence microscopy.
Microlucida is most productive and efficient with a three-axis motor driven microscope stage. The software automatically maintains the registration of the graphics overlay with the microscope image when the stage is moved, allowing for integration of multiple fields of view. This feature ensures the fastest and most accurate data acquisition from objects larger than a single field of view.
Specialized Microscope Hardware: motorized external filter wheels, shutters and illumination devices
When working with multi-channel fluorescence microscopy we automate many of the functions of a microscope to dramatically reduce the amount of work that you need to do, such as changing fluorescence filters and opening and closing the shutter. We can add automatic, motorized devices to most existing manual microscopes.
We are an authorized reseller of Dell computers, monitors and peripherals. We can easily work with you to ensure a complete, customized, economical integrated solution.
The recommended computer configuration includes: PC with Intel Core i7 (or AMD processor with similar benchmarks), Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit*) Windows 8 (32 or64 bit*), 12 GB or more RAM (minimum 2GB), 100 GB or larger hard drive (minimum 40GB), and dual monitors (24” 1920×1200).
*For 64-bit, we include a true 64-bit application with signed 64-bit drivers, allowing the loading of much larger 3D image stacks, images and videos.