Safety & Operating Instructions for PROGRES GRYPHAX

Safety & Operating Instructions for PROGRES GRYPHAX
Safety & Operating Instructions for PROGRES GRYPHAX Microscope Cameras
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Welcome to the PROGRES GRYPHAX community! Please read the safety & operating instructions carefully before
using your PROGRES GRYPHAX camera. By observing the advice on this page, you can make optimum use of the
functions and avoid causing damage or injuries resulting from operating errors. The safety & operating instructions
apply for all PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras in connection with PROGRES GRYPHAX imaging software.
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The sign Information highlights important information for the operation of your camera.
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Intended Use
PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras are intended for the use on a microscope.
They can be adapted via c-mount adaption to the microscope and via USB3.0-cable to a computer or laptop.
Exemption from warranty: Jenoptik shall be exempt from warranty during the warranty period in the event
that the safety regulations are not observed.
Take care to use only the USB3.0 cables included with your camera or explicitly recommended by Jenoptik.
Power Supply
For PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras, power supply and data communication are carried out using a USB3.0 cable.
Additional power supply connections are not necessary.
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Exemption from statutory liability for accidents: Jenoptik shall be released from statutory liability for
accidents that occur in the event of non-observance of the safety instructions by any operating person.
Safety & Operating Instructions
PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras are intended for the use on a microscope and for operation and control with
PROGRES GRYPHAX microscopic imaging software. The PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope camera is an optical and
fine mechanical device. Please handle it with due care.
PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras should be used in clean and dry locations (in accordance with EN60950).
This camera has been manufactured in compliance with the regulations specified in EN60950 / VDE0805.
Every PROGRES GRYPHAX camera has been thoroughly tested and has left the factory in perfect operating
For your own safety and to keep the camera in good operating condition, please follow all safety and
operating instructions in this document and observe all advice and labels on the unit and on any accessory.
Expansions and alterations: The camera must be operated in compliance with these safety instructions.
Do not attempt to carry out any expansions, adjustments, alterations, or repairs by yourself. Repairs and
maintenance work may be carried out only by authorized service personnel.
Instructions for Use
Our video tutorials contain all necessary information for the installation and operation of PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras.
They help you to capture and process your microscope images in the easiest way. You will find these video tutorials at as well as on the USB memory card included with your camera.
PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope camera
PROGRES GRYPHAX imaging software - available:
• on USB-memory card – item 5,
• to download at
• on request by e-mail at [email protected]
Safety and Operating Instructions & Quick Start Guide
USB3.0 cable
USB memory card containing user video tutorials & PROGRES GRYPHAX imaging software
Microfiber cleaning cloth in a zip-lock bag
System Requirements
Operating System
For Windows PC: OS Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10 – or higher
For Apple Macintosh: OS X 10.8 - or higher
For LINUX: OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
• USB3.0 - PCI Express from V1.1,
• Processor i3 Dual core (or comparable), 4 GB RAM
• Monitor resolution 1280x720
Electric installations: The electric installations of the room where the system is set up must be in
compliance with the IEC requirements.
Voltage supply:
5 V (USB) / Consumption: Variable according to camera type. Please refer to your
camera’s technical data sheet.
Unplug the USB cable to disconnect the camera from the power supply.
Use only cables included with your camera or explicitly recommended by Jenoptik.
• Make sure that the cables are installed so that they do not obstruct persons and do not cause a tripping risk.
• Protect cables against mechanical impact or damage.
Note: Observe the information on the type label when installing the camera.
Caution, fire hazard! To prevent a risk of fire, do not operate or store the camera nearby easily
inflammable materials or gases.
Caution, risk of injury! Operating the camera under the following circumstances risks injury:
• The camera is visibly damaged
• The camera has been stored under adverse conditions over a long period of time
• The camera has been transported under adverse conditions
If any of these circumstances apply, switch off the camera and ensure that it cannot be operated
unintentionally. Please contact your expert dealer or the manufacturer’s technical support team for
Caution, risk of damage by unsuitable environment conditions! Do not expose the camera to
extreme environment conditions. Avoid extremely high or low temperatures, and keep the camera away
from high humidity, liquids, chemical gases, dust or high electro-magnetic fields.
• USB3.0 - PCI Express V2.0
• Processor: i7 Quad core, 8 GB RAM
• Monitor resolution: 1920x1200
Recommended PCI Boards
For PC: Delock PCI Express Card, item # 89356 (;
Technical requirement: PCI Express 2.0 (Important: never use PCI Express 1.0!!!)
Driver requirement for Windows 7: USB 3.0 host controller driver (32 & 64 Bit) - Freeware
For Windows 8: no drivers are needed, support is already built into the OS. Just plug in and reboot.
For Notebooks:
Delock Express Card, item # 61760 (;
Conrad 1 Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard, item # 986166-62 (
Trigger Operation
Some PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras support trigger operation (connection to an external trigger device, which delivers
the signal (Trigger In) to the camera and which will react, e.g. by capturing an image. After image capture, the camera
delivers a signal to the device (Trigger Out) to signal the completion of the function. Trigger Out does not require any
additional power supply; for Trigger In, power supply must be set up for the external device. Connect the cable shield
with the casing of the external device. Only use shielded cables.
Caution, risk of injury or damage by water! If water (or other liquids) enters the camera, there is a risk
of electric shock. Your camera can also be damaged or no longer usable. If water has entered the camera,
switch it off and contact your expert dealer or the manufacturer for assistance.
Caution, risk of damage by static charge! Static charge can damage or destroy the electronic
components of your camera. Before connecting the camera to a computer or a microscope, make sure
that it is free of electrostatic charge. Ground yourself by touching the metallic housing or the reverse side
of your computer or microscope, which both have to be grounded via a power socket.
Caution, risk of malfunction by insufficient ventilation! Some PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras are
equipped with louvers on the rear side. Ensure that the cameras are sufficiently ventilated and that the
louvers are not covered.
Caution, risk of damage and malfunction by overheating! Avoid leaving your camera in direct sunlight
and do not operate the camera near heat sources (e.g., radiators or stoves). Overheating can affect the
image quality.
Advice for handling the IR filter glass: Protect the integrated IR filter glass against mechanic impact such
as scratching or shock and against soiling. Avoid fingerprints on the glass and do not touch the C-mount
cover of the camera.
Caution, risk of damage and image errors by mechanic impact! Protect the camera against impact,
especially during operation. Mechanic impact can affect image quality.
Conformity to CE / WEEE / ROHS / FCC
PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope cameras comply with:
• CE in accordance with EMC Directive 2004/108/EG
• Limit values for FCC are met
Type Label
Note: Please observe the information on the type label when installing the camera.
The following information is printed on the type label:
Operating temperature:
Relative humidity:
Storage and transportation temperature:
5 % ... 80 %, non-condensing
-20 °C ... +70 °C
Advice for transportation and storage: Protect the camera against impact. Store and transport the camera in
a dry and cool place, e.g., in its case or the packaging in which it was delivered. Please use the supplied C-mount
cover during transportation and storage.
Camera type:
Serial number (written and in QR-code format):
Manufacturer’s website:
CE mark / WEEE mark / Voltage / Power:
Country of origin:
The camera must be disposed of in compliance with the environmental protection guidelines in force.
Contact your expert dealer in case of any questions.
Manufacturer Information
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
Business Unit Optoelectronic Systems
Goeschwitzer Str. 25
07745 Jena,
Service & Support
In the first instance, please have a look into our video tutorials and our FAQs to find a solution to your issue:
Should you need further support please contact your local dealer for questions regarding PROGRES GRYPHAX cameras.
Your local dealer can provide you with detailed information about the product, accessories, and applications in
Phone.: +49364165-2143
E-mail: [email protected]
If a solution cannot be found, please contact Jenoptik’s technical support team at: [email protected]
If you need to return your camera for repair,
please send it to the following address:
+10 °C ... +35 °C
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
Attn. Steffen Derbsch / OES-DI Service & Repair Centre
Pruessingstrasse 41
D-07745 Jena, Germany
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the camera casing: If the camera casing is only slightly soiled, clean it with a soft, slightly moistened piece
of cloth e.g., the microfiber cleaning cloth included with your camera. Make sure that no water enters the camera and
risks becoming in contact with any internal components. Do not use any aggressive substances or solvents to clean
your camera.
Cleaning the filter glass: Cleaning the filter glass by yourself is not recommended. If the filter glass is severely soiled,
please contact your expert dealer or the manufacturer for assistance.
Editorial Information
Editorial deadline:
Documentation number:
Revision status:
August 2015
Revision 02, Release 001
Important note: This instruction manual or parts of this manual must not be reproduced in any form (either print,
photocopy, microfilm, or otherwise) without prior written permission from Jenoptik, nor must its contents be used,
reproduced, processed, or distributed electronically.
These safety & operating instructions were produced with due care. No liability will be accepted for damages
resulting from non-compliance with the advice contained herein.
We reserve the right to make improvements and changes to the device and to this instruction manual at any time
without prior notice.
Quick-Start Guide for PROGRES GRYPHAX Microscope Cameras
Getting Started
Capturing a Microscope Image in just One Step (in single capture mode)
Congratulations on purchasing your PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope camera! This Quick-Start Guide will help you to quickly install your
PROGRES GRYPHAX® microscope camera and imaging software, and will give you an overview over their main functions. For more
information and user training please use our video tutorials: at
You can also find these video tutorials on the USB memory card included with your camera.
For the safe operation of your PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope camera, please observe the safety and operating instructions as well as the
hardware requirements described on the reverse of this page.
Important note: Only use accessories which are included with your camera or which are explicitly recommended by Jenoptik.
Easy Installation
• Mount your PROGRES GRYPHAX camera to the microscope using the C-Mount adapter
• Turn on the main power switch
• Open Windows Explorer and run the installation application, by following the USB path (USB memory card included with your camera)
and follow the wizard to install the PROGRES GRYPHAX imaging software. (administration rights are necessary for successful installation)
• Connect the PROGRES GRYPHAX microscope camera to your computer using the USB 3.0 cable.
Power is supplied via this cable; so you do not need to connect to any further equipment.
• Ensure that the illumination of your microscope is switched on and the light pass is opened
Starting the Software
Click on the Jenoptik application icon on your desktop to launch the PROGRES GRYPHAX software:
By default, a grey-balanced and well-exposed live image will appear in “Fit to screen mode” and you can immediately start working with
the application software.
You can easily take a (single shot) image capture by pressing “REC”.
The following image capture parameters are preset using the one-click
image capture function:
• Auto exposure: activated by default. Exposure options can be
individually adjusted using the Exposure tool.
• White balance: preset / adjusted to halogen lamp HAL100 (Zeiss).
Shading options can be created via “Preferences”.
• Image resolution: the settings are preset, but can be adjusted under
“Preferences” >”Device Configuration”
• Target folder / Image name / File format / Language: these settings
are preset but can be individually set under “Preferences”
Further image enhancements, settings and tools have to be applied
before pressing “REC”. To do this open the Gallery bar / Tool bar by clicking here:
General note: After clicking “REC”, the “REC” button instantly changes to “STOP” or “LIVE” to indicate, that the captured image
is saved and the Offline mode is activated. During Offline mode only a few additional tools can be activated.
Options: You can predefine the following three settings for Offline mode after pressing “REC”
• the captured image is displayed for 3 sec., afterwards it automatically changes back into Live image mode (this option is preset)
• you can change the length of time that the captured image is displayed
• you can predefine when you will reenter Live mode after pressing the “LIVE” button again and to capture additional images
Furthermore, PROGRES GRYPHAX software gives you the opportunity to further improve or modify the image before capturing it.
See the following instructions or for detailed information view our video tutorials at
Panorama / Image Stitching (in live mode)
Measurements (in live mode)
… captures multiple images and stitches these together automatically
into one single high resolution image. You can activate it by pressing this:
Then press “REC” to start recording a panorama image. The Image
window shows a ~60% scaled-down image version to help you to adjust
your sample. While you do this and select the area that you are interested
in, all single images will be automatically stitched together. If you are
satisfied with the stitched result, just press “STOP” to save the final
stitched image, which will then appear in the Gallery.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… creates different measurements in the captured image.
You can activate it by pressing this:
You can choose which measurement element you would like to use
(distance, freeform, radius, angel) as well as the font, outline width and
colour settings of the measurement elements. The measurement
automatically appears after clicking in the relevant place.
For more details see our video tutorials.
Z-stacking / Multifocus / EDF (in live mode)
Arrow Marking (in live mode)
… records a series of single images automatically, each in a different
depth of focus, and stitches these together to one final image that is
clearly focused in all areas. You can activate it by pressing this:
Then press “REC” to record a z-stacking image. During “REC” mode you
can manually adjust the focus of your specimen in the z-axis at your
microscope. The single image and the image result preview are compared
and viewed side by side. If you are satisfied with the result, just press
“STOP” to save the compound image and the new image will appear in
the Gallery.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… inserts arrow markings into the image to highlight points of interest.
You can activate it by pressing this:
You can choose the outline width and outline colour.
For more details see our video tutorials.
Time-lapse / Image Series (in live mode)
E-mail / Print / Cloud
… records an image series (a fixed number of images during a specified
time-period or within a given timeframe).
You can activate it by pressing this:
Then press “REC” to start recording the time-lapse image series.
Recording mode automatically stops after all images of the image series
that were previously defined have been recorded.
For more details see our video tutorials.
(in offline mode, when the image is selected)
Text Labeling / Annotations (in live mode)
… inserts text labels into the captured image to highlight or to comment
on points of interest. You can activate it by pressing this:
You can also selcet the font size.
For more details see our video tutorials.
You can select one or multiple images from the Gallery and then
activate “Send via e-mail” or “Print” or “Save in the cloud” for all
selected Gallery items by pressing these buttons:
Note: Your default e-mail client will launch with the selected images
added as attachments. This action can alternatively be achieved by
clicking “Send image” within the menu (in the “File” menu item).
For more details see our video tutorials.
Video (in live mode)
Image Analyzing in External Programs
(in offline mode, when the image is selected)
You can select one or multiple images from the Gallery and activate
external “Image Analysis” by going to “Preferences”>“Additional
Services” to transfer and further process the selected Gallery items to
an external image analysis program. Note: The pre-configured external
software will launch with the files as pre-loaded.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… records a video sequence of images.
You can activate it by pressing:
Then press “REC” to start recording the video sequence.
Clicking “STOP” will end the recording
(and the video is saved to the user-defined storage location).
For more details see our video tutorials.
Grid Scaling and Crosshair (in live mode)
… captures single or multi-coloured fluorescent images (through capturing
and automatic merging of monochrome and bright-field images).
You can activate it by pressing this:
The Gallery with the multi-fluorescence panels and a grey-scaled version of
the live image will be opened and displayed within the Image window.
Note: You can adjust the current image using additional tools. With the
specialized Gallery, you can add and modify your fluorescence filters, with
predefined colours according to the list of available colours, just press
“Add” (maximum 9 times). With the colour selector besides each filter, the
colour can be changed and to delete a filter, just select it and click on the
trash icon in the Gallery bar.
To apply the created filters to the image, click on a blank filter, surrounded
only by a thin border and the live image gets filled with the selected colour. After pressing “REC” the captured image will be shown
within the filter frame. Repeat the previous steps for all defined filters. The composite preview image at the bottom of the filter list will
be updated on each filter capture. Please click on the preview image to display it within the Image window. If you are satisfied with
the result, just press “REC” to save the final multi-fluorescent image to the Gallery. After the final version is saved all filter images will
be removed, except for the filters themselves. These predefined filters are available for a new multi-fluorescent capture.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… offers an overlay-frame / mask over the current view within the
Image window in order to correctly prepare the alignment of the
specimen. It can also support your Koehler set up. You also have a
crosshair in the center of the image which can be activated by choosing
the option under “View”:
The grid can be easily adjustable by scrolling in the mouse. A check mark
after the item label within the menu indicates that this mode is
activated. Pressing the “ESC” button switches back to the previous
window layout. Alternatively you can close this mode via the menu.
For more details see our video tutorials.
Image Comparing / Side by Side mode
… compares two images in a split-screen side-by-side view. During this
mode all tools are disabled. This mode is not available when running a
multi-fluorescence procedure or during any other “REC” mode (single
capture, video or time-lapse). You can either compare two images from
the Gallery (just drag and drop one image over the other) or you can
compare the live image with an image from the Gallery. (drag and drop
the gallery image over the live image). The related images are arranged
side-by-side within the Image window.
You can be in either active Live mode or Offline mode, depending on
the selected image type. For more details see our video tutorials.
Histogram (in live mode)
Exposure (in live mode)
… displays the colour and alpha value distribution within the currently
viewed image, in real-time.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… offers a choice of two modes: automatic or expert exposure.
Automatic Exposure is activated by default.
You can adjust the auto exposure intensity or set the grey balance using
the pipette. The expert settings “White balance”, “Grey balance”, “Black
balance”, “Exposure time” and “Gain“ are described detailed in our
video tutorials.
Effects / f(x) (in live mode)
… enhances the live image in order to improve the final captured image.
You can individually adjust sharpness, as well as dynamic and noise
characteristics, just by moving the sliders from the left (“off”), over “soft”
and “middle” to the right (“strong”). For more details see our video
User Profiles
Monochrome mode (in live mode)
… you can save your individually created calibrations and settings in order
to make your microscopic imaging reproducible / trackable. To do this, just
choose “User Profile” in the menu and “Save as”.
For more details see our video tutorials.
… enables you to view the current camera live stream in greyscale
images. If this tool is active all recorded media will be saved in greyscale.
For more details see our video tutorials.
Preferences Your software setting preferences can be adjusted according to your individual needs. (all advanced settings here
are described in our video tutorials):
Keyboard Shortcuts
Language, Minimize gain, Activate cooling
Set & Calibrate black shading
Auto Save, Image format, Image quality, File name, Destination folder
Image resolution, Color temperature, Calibrate Measurement, Calibrate White shading
Settings for the Status bar
Font, Style, Colour, Width
(“Preferences”>“Storage options”)
(“Preferences”>“Device Configuration”)
(“Preferences”>“Status bar”)
F1 Open help
F2 Start capturing in Capture Mode (single image, time-lapse, video)
F3 Go back to Live mode
F5 Live image freeze
F11 Switch between full screen and standard mode
DEL Delete selected images from gallery or the selected (marked) form
(via context menu “Measure“)
G Open / Close Grid
Select all (all thumbnails from the Gallery)
Open / Close Gallery
Open / Close Tools
Print selected image(s) from the Gallery
activates Magnifier or Hand tool
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