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TN416: Openlab Supported Hardware
Contents
Devices by Type .............................................................................................. 6
Video Devices ...................................................................................................... 6
Computers............................................................................................................ 9
Electronic Microscopes ........................................................................................ 9
Microscope Automation ...................................................................................... 10
Devices by Manufacturer............................................................................... 12
Active Silicon ......................................................................................................... 12
Phoenix AS-PHX-D36-PCI32 ............................................................................. 12
Snapper-24 ........................................................................................................ 14
Snapper-8 .......................................................................................................... 14
Snapper-DIG16 .................................................................................................. 14
Apple ..................................................................................................................... 15
Macintosh Computers ........................................................................................ 15
ASI ........................................................................................................................ 16
MS-2000 Stage Controller .................................................................................. 16
Conix ..................................................................................................................... 17
99640 Focus Drive ............................................................................................. 17
CRI ........................................................................................................................ 18
Micro*Color RGB Filter ....................................................................................... 18
VariSpec Filter .................................................................................................... 18
Dage MTI .............................................................................................................. 19
DC330 Color Video Camera ............................................................................... 19
Diagnostic Instruments .......................................................................................... 20
SPOT 2 Color Digital Camera ............................................................................ 20
SPOT RT Monochrome Digital Camera ............................................................. 20
SPOT RT Slider Color Digital Camera ............................................................... 21
SPOT RT-KE 2MP Color Mosaic Digital Camera ............................................... 21
EasySync .............................................................................................................. 23
UC232R-10 USB to Serial Adapter .................................................................... 23
Hamamatsu ........................................................................................................... 24
Argus-20 Digital Image Processor ...................................................................... 24
C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera connected via Snapper .......................... 25
C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera connected via Phoenix ........................... 25
C4742-95-12ERG (Orca ERG) ........................................................................... 25
C4742-95-12NRG (Orca NRG) .......................................................................... 26
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C4742-80-AG (Orca ERG Deep Cooling)........................................................... 26
C4742-95-12G04 (Orca 285 FireWire) ............................................................... 27
C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera connected via Snapper ................................. 28
C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera connected via Phoenix.................................. 29
C4742-95-SC (Orca IIIm) Camera...................................................................... 29
C4742-98-24ERG (Orca 2 ERG) ........................................................................ 30
C4742-98-24-NR (Orca 2) .................................................................................. 30
C4880-06 Camera .............................................................................................. 31
C4880-40 Camera .............................................................................................. 31
C4880-80-22/24 Camera .................................................................................... 31
C4880-81/82 Camera ......................................................................................... 32
C4880-96 Camera .............................................................................................. 32
C5810 Color Camera ......................................................................................... 32
C5985 Analog Monochrome Camera ................................................................. 33
C7190-43/53 Cameras ....................................................................................... 33
C7780 Camera (3-chip Orca) ............................................................................. 34
C8484-05G Camera ........................................................................................... 34
C9100-02 Electron Multiplier CCD Camera........................................................ 35
C9100-12 Electron Multiplier CCD Camera........................................................ 35
Photon Counting Image Intensifier ..................................................................... 36
Improvision ............................................................................................................ 37
ORBIT 1 10 position filter wheel (25mm)............................................................ 37
ORBIT 1 8 position filter wheel (32mm).............................................................. 37
ORBIT 1 Controller ............................................................................................. 38
ORBIT 1 Shutter (25mm or 32mm) .................................................................... 38
ORBIT 1 X-Y Stage Controller ........................................................................... 39
ORBIT 2 Controller ............................................................................................. 40
ORBIT 2 Piezo Focus System ............................................................................ 40
ORBIT 2 USB Controller .................................................................................... 41
Jenoptik ................................................................................................................. 42
ProgRes C14 Digital Color Camera.................................................................... 42
JVC ....................................................................................................................... 42
KY55 Analog Color Video Camera ..................................................................... 42
Keyspan ................................................................................................................ 43
4 Port Serial Adapter .......................................................................................... 43
Leica Microsystems ............................................................................................... 43
DC500 Digital Camera ....................................................................................... 43
DFC300 Digital Camera ..................................................................................... 44
DFC300F Digital Camera ................................................................................... 45
DFC300FX Digital Camera................................................................................. 46
DFC300FX R2 Digital Camera ........................................................................... 47
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DFC320 Digital Camera ..................................................................................... 48
DFC350F Digital Camera ................................................................................... 48
DFC350FX Digital Camera................................................................................. 49
DFC350FX R2 Digital Camera ........................................................................... 50
DFC480 Digital Camera ..................................................................................... 51
DFC480 R2 Digital Camera ................................................................................ 52
DM5000B Electronic Microscope ....................................................................... 53
DM6000B Electronic Microscope ....................................................................... 55
DMI6000B Electronic Microscope ...................................................................... 57
DMIRBE Electronic Microscope ......................................................................... 58
DMIRE2 Electronic Microscope .......................................................................... 58
DMRA Electronic Microscope ............................................................................. 60
DMRBE Electronic Microscope .......................................................................... 61
DMRXA Electronic Microscope .......................................................................... 62
DMRXA2 Electronic Microscope ........................................................................ 63
DMSTC X-Y Stage ............................................................................................. 64
Ludl ....................................................................................................................... 65
Biopoint Controller .............................................................................................. 65
99A360 DC Filter Wheel (10 position) ................................................................ 65
DC or stepper filter wheels (6 position) .............................................................. 66
Focus drive for Zeiss Axiovert and Axioplan ...................................................... 66
Focus drive for Axioskop 2 with linear encoder .................................................. 67
Focus drive for non-Axio microscopes ............................................................... 67
MAC2002 Controller ........................................................................................... 68
MAC5000 Controller ........................................................................................... 68
MAC6000 Controller ........................................................................................... 69
Shutter (25mm or 32mm) ................................................................................... 69
X-Y Stage (DC servo or stepper motor) ............................................................. 69
Märtzhäuser .......................................................................................................... 71
L-Step 12 controller and X-Y Stage .................................................................... 71
MultiControl 2000 controller and X-Y Stage ....................................................... 71
National Instruments ............................................................................................. 72
DIO-96 PCI Card ................................................................................................ 72
PCI-1200 PCI Card ............................................................................................ 72
Nikon ..................................................................................................................... 73
E1000 / E1000M Electronic Microscope............................................................. 73
TE2000 Electronic Microscope ........................................................................... 75
Olympus ................................................................................................................ 76
BX61 Electronic Microscope .............................................................................. 76
IX81 Electronic Microscope ................................................................................ 77
Optronics ............................................................................................................... 78
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MagnaFire .......................................................................................................... 78
Photonic Science................................................................................................... 79
CoolView Video Camera .................................................................................... 79
CoolView-12 Digital Camera .............................................................................. 79
QImaging............................................................................................................... 80
Intensified Retiga................................................................................................ 80
MicroPublisher.................................................................................................... 80
MicroPublisher 5.0.............................................................................................. 81
QICAM ............................................................................................................... 81
Retiga 1300 Model A .......................................................................................... 82
Retiga 1300C Model A ....................................................................................... 82
Retiga 1300 Model B .......................................................................................... 82
Retiga 1300C Model B ....................................................................................... 83
Retiga EX ........................................................................................................... 84
Retiga EXi .......................................................................................................... 84
Retiga EXi “Fast 1394” ....................................................................................... 85
Retiga 2000R ..................................................................................................... 85
Retiga 4000R ..................................................................................................... 86
Retiga-SRV ........................................................................................................ 86
RGB Filter Module for Retiga Cameras .............................................................. 87
Roper Scientific ..................................................................................................... 88
CoolSNAP cf Digital Camera .............................................................................. 88
CoolSNAP Digital Cameras ................................................................................ 88
CoolSNAP FX Digital Cameras .......................................................................... 89
CoolSNAP HQ Digital Cameras ......................................................................... 89
MicroMAX Digital Cameras ................................................................................ 90
PentaMAX Digital Cameras ................................................................................ 90
Quantix Digital Cameras .................................................................................... 91
Sensys Digital Cameras ..................................................................................... 91
Scion ..................................................................................................................... 92
AG-5 Framegrabber Card .................................................................................. 92
CG-7 Framegrabber Card .................................................................................. 92
LG-3 Framegrabber Card ................................................................................... 92
Sutter..................................................................................................................... 93
Lambda 10-2 Filter Changer .............................................................................. 93
Lambda 10-C Filter Changer .............................................................................. 93
DG-4 Filter Changer ........................................................................................... 94
DG-5 Filter Changer ........................................................................................... 94
TILL Photonics ...................................................................................................... 96
Polychrome II ..................................................................................................... 96
Polychrome IV .................................................................................................... 96
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Polychrome Junior.............................................................................................. 96
Vincent Associates ................................................................................................ 97
Uniblitz VMM-D1 Single Channel shutter controller............................................ 97
Uniblitz VMM-D3 Three Channel shutter controller ............................................ 97
Xillix ....................................................................................................................... 99
MicroImager 10/12 Digital Camera ..................................................................... 99
Zeiss.................................................................................................................... 100
AxioCam HRc Camera ..................................................................................... 100
AxioCam HRm Camera .................................................................................... 100
AxioCam MRc Camera..................................................................................... 101
AxioCam MRm Camera ................................................................................... 101
Axio Imager.Z1 and .M1 ................................................................................... 101
Axiophot 2 ........................................................................................................ 102
Axioplan 2 ........................................................................................................ 103
Axioplan 2 Imaging ........................................................................................... 104
Axioplan 2ie ...................................................................................................... 105
Axioskop 2 MOT ............................................................................................... 106
Axioskop 2 MOT Plus ....................................................................................... 106
Axiovert 100M .................................................................................................. 107
Axiovert 200M .................................................................................................. 109
FluoArc Arc Lamp Controller ............................................................................ 110
MCU-28 X-Y Stage........................................................................................... 111
Appendix A: PCI and PCI Express Cards........................................................... 112
PCI ................................................................................................................... 112
PCI-X................................................................................................................ 112
PCI Express (PCIe) .......................................................................................... 112
Compatibility ..................................................................................................... 113
Appendix B: IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ...................................................................... 114
IEEE 1394 (FireWire 400) ................................................................................ 114
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) .............................................................................. 114
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Support Levels
Improvision support levels are as follows:
Full
Recommended for use with Openlab.
Not Recommended
Not recommended for use with Openlab.
Deprecated
Has worked with Openlab in the past, but is no longer
recommended by Improvision.
Not Supported
Will not work with Openlab.
Any device not on this list should be considered “Not Supported”.
Devices by Type
For detailed information, see “Devices by Manufacturer”.
Video Devices
Manufacturer
Device Name
Support Level
Active Silicon
Phoenix AS-PHX-D36-PCI32
Deprecated
Active Silicon
Snapper-24
Deprecated
Active Silicon
Snapper-8
Deprecated
Active Silicon
Snapper-DIG16
Deprecated
Dage MTI
DC330 Color Video Camera
Deprecated
Diagnostic Instruments
SPOT 2 Color Digital Camera
Deprecated
Diagnostic Instruments
SPOT RT Monochrome camera
Deprecated
Diagnostic Instruments
SPOT RT Slider Color Digital Camera
Deprecated
Diagnostic Instruments
SPOT RT-KE 2MP Color Mosaic
Digital Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
Argus-20 Digital Image Processor
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4742-80-AG (Orca ERG Deep
Cooling)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera
connected via Snapper
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera
connected via Phoenix
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-12ERG (Orca ERG)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-12NRG (Orca NRG)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-80-AG (Orca ERG Deep
Cooling)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-12G04 (Orca 285
FireWire)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera
connected via Snapper
Deprecated
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Hamamatsu
C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera
connected via Phoenix
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-95-SC (Orca IIIm) Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4742-98-24ERG (Orca 2 ERG)
Full
Hamamatsu
C4742-98-24-NR (Orca 2) Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4880-06 Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4880-40 Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4880-80-22/24 Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4880-81/82 Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C4880-96 Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C5810 Analog Color Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C5985 Analog Monochrome Camera
Deprecated
Hamamatsu
C7190-43/53 Cameras
Full
Hamamatsu
C7780 Camera (3-chip Orca)
Not Supported
Hamamatsu
C8484-05G Camera
Full
Hamamatsu
C9100-01
Full
Hamamatsu
C9100-02
Full
Hamamatsu
Photon Counting Image Intensifier
Deprecated
Jenoptik
ProgRes C14 Digital Camera
Deprecated
JVC
KY55 Color Video Camera
Deprecated
Kodak
DC120 Color Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DC500 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC300 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC300F Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC300FX Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC300FX R2 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC320 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC350F Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC350FX Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC350FX R2 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC480 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Leica Microsystems
DFC480 R2 Digital Camera
Deprecated
N/A
Any analog color video camera
Deprecated
N/A
Any analog monochrome video
camera
Deprecated
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Optronics
MagnaFire
Deprecated
Photonic Science
Coolview Video Camera
Deprecated
Photonic Science
Coolview-12 Digital Camera
Deprecated
QImaging
Intensified Retiga
Deprecated
QImaging
MicroPublisher
Deprecated
QImaging
MicroPublisher 5.0
Deprecated
QImaging
QICAM
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga 1300 Model A
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga 1300C Model A
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga 1300 Model B
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga 1300C Model B
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga EX
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga EXi
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga EXi “Fast 1394”
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga-SRV
Deprecated
QImaging
Retiga 2000R
Deprecated
Qimaging
Retiga 4000R
Deprecated
QImaging
RGB Filter Module for Retiga
Cameras
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
CoolSNAP cf Digital Camera
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
CoolSNAP Digital Cameras
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
CoolSNAP FX Digital Camera
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
CoolSNAP HQ Digital Camera
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
MicroMAX Digital Cameras
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
PentaMAX Digital Cameras
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
Quantix Digital Cameras
Deprecated
Roper Scientific
Sensys Digital Cameras
Deprecated
Scion
AG-5 Framegrabber Card
Deprecated
Scion
CG-7 Framegrabber Card
Deprecated
Scion
LG-3 Framegrabber Card
Deprecated
Xillix
MicroImager 10/12 Digital Camera
Deprecated
Zeiss
AxioCam HRc / HRm Cameras
Deprecated
Zeiss
AxioCam MRc / MRm Cameras
Not Supported
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Computers
Manufacturer
Device Name
Support Level
Apple
Any other Macintosh computer
Deprecated
Apple
iMac
Full
Apple
iBook
Full
Apple
Macintosh G4
Full
Apple
Macintosh G5
Full
Apple
Macintosh Mac Pro
Full
Apple
Powerbook G4
Full
Apple
XServe
Not Supported
Manufacturer
Device Name
Support Level
Leica Microsystems
DM5000B
Full
Leica Microsystems
DM6000B
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMIRBE
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMIRE2
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMRA
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMRBE
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMRXA
Full
Leica Microsystems
DMRXA2
Full
Nikon
E1000 / E1000M
Full
Nikon
TE2000
Full
Olympus
BX61
Full
Olympus
IX81
Full
Zeiss
Axio Imager.Z1 and .M1
Full
Zeiss
Axiophot 2
Full
Zeiss
Axioplan 2
Full
Zeiss
Axioplan 2 Imaging
Full
Zeiss
Axioplan 2ie
Full
Zeiss
Axioskop 2 MOT
Full
Zeiss
Axioskop 2 MOT Plus
Full
Zeiss
Axiovert 100M
Full
Zeiss
Axiovert 200M
Full
Electronic Microscopes
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Microscope Automation
Manufacturer
Device Name
Support Level
ASI
MS-2000 stage controller
Full
Conix
99640 Focus Drive
Full
CRI
Micro*Color RGB Filter
Deprecated
CRI
VariSpec Filter
Deprecated
EasySync
UC232-R10 USB to Serial Adaptor
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 1 10 position filter wheel
(25mm)
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 1 8 position filter wheel
(32mm)
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 1 Controller
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 1 Shutter (25mm or 32mm)
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 1 X-Y Stage Controller
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 2 Controller
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 2 Piezo Focus System
Full
Improvision
ORBIT 2 USB Controller
Full
Keyspan
4 Port Serial Adapter
Full
Leica
DMSTC X-Y stage
Full
Ludl
Biopoint controller
Deprecated
Ludl
99A360 DC filter wheel (10 position)
Full
Ludl
DC or stepper filter wheels (6
position)
Full
Ludl
Focus drive for Zeiss Axiovert and
Axioplan
Full
Ludl
Focus drive for Axioskop 2 with linear
encoder
Full
Ludl
Focus drive for non-Axio microscopes Full
Ludl
MAC2002 controller
Full
Ludl
MAC5000 controller
Full
Ludl
MAC6000 controller
Full
Ludl
Shutter (25mm or 32mm)
Full
Ludl
X-Y Stage (DC servo or stepper
motor)
Full
Märtzhäuser
L-Step 12 controller and X-Y Stage
Deprecated
Märtzhäuser
MultiControl 2000 controller and X-Y
Deprecated
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Stage
National Instruments
DIO-96 PCI Card
Deprecated
National Instruments
PCI-1200 PCI Card
Deprecated
Sutter
Lambda 10-2 Filter Changer
Full
Sutter
Lambda 10-C Filter Changer
Full
Sutter
DG-4 Filter Changer
Full
Sutter
DG-5 Filter Changer
Full
TILL Photonics
Polychrome II
Full
TILL Photonics
Polychrome IV
Full
TILL Photonics
Polychrome Junior
Deprecated
Vincent Associates
Uniblitz VMM-D1 Single Channel
shutter controller
Full
Vincent Associates
Uniblitz VMM-D3 Three Channel
shutter controller
Full
Zeiss
FluoArc Arc Lamp Controller
Full
Zeiss
MCU-28 X-Y stage
Full
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Devices by Manufacturer
Active Silicon
Phoenix AS-PHX-D36-PCI32
Description:
36-bit digital PCI framegrabber card.
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card will only work in G4 and G5 Macintosh
computers with PCI slots.
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This card is sold by Hamamatsu to connect older (non-FireWire) Hamamatsu
cameras to computers. Cable WB3020 from Hamamatsu is required.
For this card to work correctly with Hamamatsu cameras, the serial communications
must be set to “LVDS”. This is changed using jumpers on the card:
The red bars must be as shown in the diagram.
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Newer Phoenix cards may have a different style of jumper block:
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Snapper-24
Description:
RGB color analog PCI framegrabber card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
A pony-tail cable (available separately) may be required to connect a camera to this
card.
This card is 5V only and will not work in any G5 Macintosh.
Snapper-8
Description:
Monochrome analog PCI framegrabber card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
This card is 5V only and will not work in any G5 Macintosh.
Snapper-DIG16
Description:
Monochrome digital PCI framegrabber card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
This card is used within Openlab to provide support for a variety of RS422
Hamamatsu, Xillix and Photonic Science digital cameras.
This card is 5V only and will not work in any G5 Macintosh.
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Apple
Macintosh Computers
Openlab is compatible with all currently shipping Macintosh computers except the
XServe.
Openlab is compatible with any G3, G4, G5 or Intel Macintosh that has built-in USB
ports. Ensure the version of Mac OS X required by Openlab is supported by the
computer.
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ASI
MS-2000 Stage Controller
Description:
XYZ stage controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ASI Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
We have tested the MS-2000-XY-ZLE configuration for Leica DMRB microscopes.
Tested firmware version 7.2-AF4.
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
The cable is a crossover female-to-male DB-9 type.
Switches 4 and 5 on the controller should be up, setting it to 9600 baud. The serial
setting in Openlab should be 9600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
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Conix
99640 Focus Drive
Description:
Focus drive
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Focus Drive
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Controllers manufactured after Jan 1999 are supported.
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
The cable is a RJ11 to female DB-9 type.
Switches 1 and 2 on the controller should be up, setting it to 9600 baud. The serial
setting in Openlab should be 9600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
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CRI
Micro*Color RGB Filter
Description:
Wavelength changer
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
CRI Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
VariSpec Filter
Description:
Wavelength changer
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
CRI Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Due to the poor transmission characteristics of the filter this device is not
recommended for fluorescence spectral analysis.
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
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Dage MTI
DC330 Color Video Camera
Description:
RGB color analog video camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. This camera requires a Snapper-24 which will
not work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Dage Hardware Support, Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
A serial cable is required to connect the camera to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
To control the exposure time on this camera the “INDEX” output from the camera
must be connected to the trigger input (orange) on the Snapper-24. An adapter
cable from Dage may be required to make this connection.
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Diagnostic Instruments
SPOT 2 Color Digital Camera
Description:
Color digital camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
SPOT Video
Mac OS X drivers:
SPOT Drivers from http://www.diaginc.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
This camera connects using a PCI card. G5 Macs will require the universal version
of the PCI card.
This camera will work with Openlab, however Diagnostic Instruments have stated
that they are no longer willing to provide support for Improvision customers.
Improvision will endeavour to ensure SPOT cameras continue to work in future
versions of Openlab, however we do not recommend that this camera is used in new
systems.
SPOT RT Monochrome Digital Camera
Description:
Monochrome digital camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
SPOT Video
Mac OS X drivers:
SPOT Drivers from http://www.diaginc.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
This camera connects using a PCI card. G5 Macs will require the universal version
of the PCI card.
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This camera will work with Openlab, however Diagnostic Instruments have stated
that they are no longer willing to provide support for Improvision customers.
Improvision will endeavour to ensure SPOT cameras continue to work in future
versions of Openlab, however we do not recommend that this camera is used in new
systems.
SPOT RT Slider Color Digital Camera
Description:
Color RGB Filter digital camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
SPOT Video
Mac OS X drivers:
SPOT Drivers from http://www.diaginc.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
This camera connects using a PCI card. G5 Macs will require the universal version
of the PCI card.
This camera will work with Openlab, however Diagnostic Instruments have stated
that they are no longer willing to provide support for Improvision customers.
Improvision will endeavour to ensure SPOT cameras continue to work in future
versions of Openlab, however we do not recommend that this camera is used in new
systems.
SPOT RT-KE 2MP Color Mosaic Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
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Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
SPOT Video
Mac OS X drivers:
SPOT Drivers from http://www.diaginc.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
This camera connects using a PCI card. G5 Macs will require the universal version
of the PCI card.
This camera will work with Openlab, however Diagnostic Instruments have stated
that they are no longer willing to provide support for Improvision customers.
Improvision will endeavour to ensure SPOT cameras continue to work in future
versions of Openlab, however we do not recommend that this camera is used in new
systems.
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EasySync
UC232R-10 USB to Serial Adapter
Description:
USB to serial adapter
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x
Openlab version:
Openlab modules:
Mac OS X drivers:
http://www.ftdichip.com/drivers/VCP.htm
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
A free USB port is required for each serial adaptor. Multiple serial adaptors can be
used on the same system.
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Hamamatsu
Argus-20 Digital Image Processor
Description:
Analogue monochrome video processing unit. Provides video
manipulation such as real-time averaging, subtraction, photoncounting etc.
Support Level:
Deprecated. This device will not work on Mac OS X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Argus-20
Mac OS X drivers:
Not available
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Requires build-in SCSI-1 controller
This device connects using SCSI-1.
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C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera connected via Snapper
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
C4742-95-10/12 NRB (Orca) Camera connected via Phoenix
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x
Openlab version:
4.0.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
This camera connects to the computer via an Active Silicon Phoenix PCI card. This
card will work in G3, G4 and G5 Macs as long as the computer has a spare PCI slot.
Requires Active Silicon AS-PHX-D36-PCI32 Phoenix card and Hamamatsu WB3020
cable. The Phoenix card must be configured for LVDS serial communications. For
more information about this, see the “Active Silicon” section above.
C4742-95-12ERG (Orca ERG)
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Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection. If a spare FireWire port is not available, a
FireWire PCI card can be added to most systems. See appendix B for more detailed
information on IEEE 1394.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
C4742-95-12NRG (Orca NRG)
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection. If a spare FireWire port is not available, a
FireWire PCI card can be added to most systems. See appendix B for more detailed
information on IEEE 1394.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
C4742-80-AG (Orca ERG Deep Cooling)
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera
Support level:
Full
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Mac OS version:
10.4.7 or later
Openlab version:
5.5 onwards
Mac OS X drivers:
DCAM Drivers 2006-09/V2.1.3 point fix or later available from:
http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection. If a spare FireWire port is not available, a
FireWire PCI card can be added to most systems. See appendix B for more detailed
information on IEEE 1394.
C4742-95-12G04 (Orca 285 FireWire)
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection. If a spare FireWire port is not available, a
FireWire PCI card can be added to most systems. See appendix B for more detailed
information on IEEE 1394.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
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C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera connected via Snapper
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
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C4742-95-ER (Orca ER) Camera connected via Phoenix
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x
Openlab version:
4.0.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
This camera connects to the computer via an Active Silicon Phoenix PCI card. This
card will work in G3, G4 and G5 Macs as long as the computer has a spare PCI slot.
Requires Active Silicon AS-PHX-D36-PCI32 Phoenix card and Hamamatsu WB3020
cable. The Phoenix card must be configured for LVDS serial communications. For
more information about this, see the “Active Silicon” section above.
C4742-95-SC (Orca IIIm) Camera
Description:
Digital color (Bayer mosaic) video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
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C4742-98-24ERG (Orca 2 ERG)
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection. If a spare FireWire port is not available, a
FireWire PCI card can be added to most systems. See appendix B for more detailed
information on IEEE 1394.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
C4742-98-24-NR (Orca 2)
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
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C4880-06 Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers. This camera is relatively slow and does
not perform well with Openlab.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
C4880-40 Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers. This camera is relatively slow and does
not perform well with Openlab.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
C4880-80-22/24 Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
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C4880-81/82 Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
C4880-96 Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and CBL-68-HAM-A-2M.
C5810 Color Camera
Description:
Color analog video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper-24 will not work in G5 Macintosh
computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper-24.
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C5985 Analog Monochrome Camera
Description:
Monochrome analog video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper-8 and Snapper-24 will not work in
G5 Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper-8 or Snapper-24.
C7190-43/53 Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome electron-bombardment video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.x
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Installer
Jan
2005
http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
or
later
available
from
This camera connects to the computer via an Active Silicon Phoenix PCI card. This
card will work in G3, G4 and G5 Macs as long as the computer has a spare PCI slot.
Requires Active Silicon AS-PHX-D36-PCI32 Phoenix card and special Hamamatsu
cable. The Phoenix card must be configured for RS232 serial communications.
Only gain, offset and sensitivity control are supported from software.
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C7780 Camera (3-chip Orca)
Description:
Color 3-chip digital video camera.
Support Level:
Not Supported
Mac OS Version:
n/a
Openlab version:
n/a
Openlab modules:
n/a
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
C8484-05G Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.dcamapi.com/
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). C8484-xxG01
models (June 2008) and later may use the built-in Firewire port on desktop
Macintosh computers.
Note: Older camera models must not be connected to the built-in FireWire port
on any desktop Macintosh or XServe computer including the G3, G4 and G5.
These ports use high voltages and will damage the camera.
Built-in FireWire ports on iBook and Powerbook computers use a lower voltage and
will not damage the camera.
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C9100-02 Electron Multiplier CCD Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome electron multiplier frame transfer camera
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.9
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
DCAM Installer Jan
www.dcamapi.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
2005
or
later
available
from
This camera connects to the computer via an Active Silicon Phoenix PCI card. This
card will work in G3, G4 and G5 Macs as long as the computer has a spare PCI slot.
Requires Active Silicon Phoenix ASPHX-D24CL-PCI32 CameraLink PCI card and a
CameraLink cable.
C9100-12 Electron Multiplier CCD Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome electron multiplier frame transfer camera
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.3.9
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
DCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
DCAM Installer Jan
www.dcamapi.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not available
2005
or
later
available
from
This camera connects to the computer via an Active Silicon Phoenix PCI card. This
card will work in G3, G4 and G5 Macs as long as the computer has a spare PCI slot.
Requires Active Silicon Phoenix ASPHX-D24CL-PCI32 CameraLink PCI card and a
CameraLink cable.
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Photon Counting Image Intensifier
Description:
Controller for image-intensifier module.
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Image Intensifier
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This device connects via RS232 serial. A cable will be required to connect the
controller to a free serial port. For computers without built-in serial ports, a USB to
serial adapter will be required.
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Improvision
ORBIT 1 10 position filter wheel (25mm)
Description:
Filter wheel
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
ORBIT 1 8 position filter wheel (32mm)
Description:
Filter wheel
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
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ORBIT 1 Controller
Description:
Filter / Shutter / Focus controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This controller can drive:
• Up to 2 x Orbit 25 or 32 mm filter wheels
• Up to 3 x Orbit 25 or 32 mm shutters
• Orbit focus drive (with integral anti backlash)
Notes:
• 32mm filter wheels require a controller with firmware versions 1 or higher
• 32mm shutters require additional power from the controller. Users who
obtained their controller before March 2001 may need an upgrade. This can
be confirmed by providing the serial number.
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. DB-9 to mini-DIN and DB-9 to DB9 variants are available.
ORBIT 1 Shutter (25mm or 32mm)
Description:
Fluorescence shutter
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
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ORBIT 1 X-Y Stage Controller
Description:
Filter / Shutter / Focus / XY controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This controller can drive:
• Up to 2 x Orbit 25 or 32 mm filter wheels
• Up to 3 x Orbit 25 or 32 mm shutters
• Orbit focus drive (with integral anti backlash)
• ORBIT X-Y stage
Notes:
• 32mm filter wheels require a controller with firmware versions 1 or higher
• 32mm shutters require additional power from the controller. Users who obtained
their controller before March 2001 may need an upgrade. This can be
confirmed by providing the serial number.
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. DB-9 to mini-DIN and DB-9 to DB9 variants are available.
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ORBIT 2 Controller
Description:
TTL / Piezo / Polychome controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This controller includes:
• 8 TTL inputs
• 8 TTL outputs
• Analogue output for polychrome devices
• High-voltage output for PI piezo focus system (optional)
This device must be connected either to a National Instruments PCI1200 DIO PCI
card or to an ORBIT 2 USB controller.
ORBIT 2 Piezo Focus System
Description:
Piezo focus drive
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
The piezo focus system controls the movement of a single objective and is
compatible with Zeiss, Olympus and Leica microscopes. The piezo focus system is
not compatible with DIC optics on the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS. The quality of DIC
imaging with many other microscopes may also be impaired.
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An ORBIT 2 controller is required to drive the focus head.
ORBIT 2 USB Controller
Description:
USB to ORBIT 2 interface
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
Orbit2USBShim.framework 1.3 or higher, installed by Openlab
installer.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This controller replaces the National Instruments PCI1200 card. The PCI1200 card
is not compatible with Mac OS X or the G5.
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Jenoptik
ProgRes C14 Digital Color Camera
Description:
Digital colour camera (scanning Bayer mask)
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Jenoptik Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Drivers are not available for Intel Macs. For PowerPC Macs
ProgResC14 Driver Installer 1.4 included in Openlab
Hardware Drivers pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire 400). A spare
FireWire port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera may need calibrating if mosaic patterns appear in the image. This can
be done using the Jenoptik software.
Support deprecated because an API change means the drivers are no longer
compatible with Openlab.
JVC
KY55 Analog Color Video Camera
Description:
RGB color analog video camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. This camera requires a Snapper-24 which will
not work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
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Keyspan
4 Port Serial Adapter
Description:
USB to 4 port serial adapter
Support Level:
Full. Note drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.5.x
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, 10.4.x and 10.6.x onwards
Openlab version:
N/A
Openlab modules:
N/A
Mac OS X drivers:
Available from http://www.tripplite.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Available from http://www.tripplite.com
Leica Microsystems
DC500 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
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Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
DFC300 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC300F Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC300FX Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC300FX R2 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC320 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
DFC350F Digital Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
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Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
DFC350FX Digital Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC350FX R2 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC480 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DFC480 R2 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
10.2.x, 10.3.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Video
Mac OS X drivers:
LeicaDrivers 1.6.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
Openlab cannot be used with Leica driver versions after 1.6 due to an API change.
Drivers up to and including version 1.6 are not compatible with Intel Macs.
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DM5000B Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica CTRMIC Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Objective nosepiece
• TL-Field diaphragm
• TL-Aperture diaphragm
• TL-Polarizer
• Condenser turret 7 position
• Condenser top lens 2 position
• DIC turret 4 position
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires the following firmware revision or higher:
"DM5000B" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-FIELDDIAPH" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-APERDIAPH" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-POLARIZER" KONDSCH.HEX V01.06.2004
"COND-TOP (2-POS)" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"DIC-TURRET" MAN2.HEX V01.04
"COND-TURRET (7-POS)" KONDSCH.HEX V01.06.2004
"IL-TURRET (5-POS)" MAN1.HEX V01.19
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
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Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
•
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DM6000B Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica CTRMIC Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Objective nosepiece
• TL-Field diaphragm
• TL-Aperture diaphragm
• TL-Polarizer
• Condenser turret 7 position
• Condenser top lens 2 position
• DIC turret 4 position
• Focus drive
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires the following firmware revision or higher:
"DM5000B" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-FIELDDIAPH" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-APERDIAPH" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"TL-POLARIZER" KONDSCH.HEX V01.06.2004
"COND-TOP (2-POS)" MAN1.HEX V01.19
"DIC-TURRET" MAN2.HEX V01.04
"COND-TURRET (7-POS)" KONDSCH.HEX V01.06.2004
"IL-TURRET (5-POS)" MAN1.HEX V01.19
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
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Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
•
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DMI6000B Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica CTRMIC Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Objective nosepiece
• Focus drive
• Contrast modes
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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DMIRBE Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Encoded nosepiece 6 position
• Focus drive
• TL intensity
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
DMIRE2 Electronic Microscope
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Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica CTRMIC Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret 4 position
• Motorised nosepiece 7 position
• Lightpath changer 2 position [beamsplitter]
• Halogen lamp voltage
• Focus drive
Electronic condenser features supported in Openlab 3.1.5 or higher:
• Aperture diaphram
• Condenser turret 6 position
• Polarizer
• IC turret 4 position coarse only
Note: Openlab does not control the fine position of the motorised IC turret.
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires following firmware or better:
MAST_DM.HEX 01.26
XYZ_MOD.HEX 01.27_b1
IRESLAV.HEX 01.15
FLUOAMOD.HEX 01.18
XYZ_MOD.HEX 01.27_b1 is required for correct functioning of motorized focus
drive on microscopes with motorized condensor.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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DMRA Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Halogen lamp voltage
• Focus drive
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires following firmware or better:
M 02.60 12.08.98
R 02.52 17.09.98;
Z 02.53 14.10.98;
F 02.00 05.02.97
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
This microscope may require top and/or bottom limits to be set on the stand before
the focus drive will work correctly with Openlab.
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DMRBE Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus drive
• Objective turret
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
This microscope may require top and/or bottom limits to be set on the stand before
the focus drive will work correctly with Openlab.
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DMRXA Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus drive
• Objective turret
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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DMRXA2 Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica CTRMIC Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret 8 position
• Focus drive
• Objective turret 7 position
• Halogen lamp voltage
• Optivar magnification changer 3 position
• Lightpath changer 3 position (beamsplitter)
• Field diaphragm
• Aperture diaphragm
• Condenser top lens
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires following firmware or better:
• MAST_DM.HEX V01.31
• XYZ_MOD.HEX V01.22
• FLUOAMOD.HEX V01.23
• RXASLAV1.HEX V01.31
• RXASLAV2.HEX V01.02
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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DMSTC X-Y Stage
Description:
Electronic XY stage
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Leica Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
If used with an older (non-CTRMIC) electronic Leica microscope, the stage controller
should be connected to the F-bus connector on the microscope.
If used with a newer CTRMIC or DMx000 microscope, the controller should be
connected to its own serial port.
Note: This is a “Leica XY Stage” not a “Leica CTRMIC XY Stage”.
A serial cable may be required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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Ludl
Biopoint Controller
Description:
Filter wheel / Shutter / XY / Focus controller
Support Level:
Deprecated. This device is no longer in production.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be the manufacturer’s standard cable. It is available in mini-DIN
and DB-9 variants.
99A360 DC Filter Wheel (10 position)
Description:
10 position high-speed filter wheel
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.0 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000 controller with firmware version 5.1, filter module version 2.9 or
higher.
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DC or stepper filter wheels (6 position)
Description:
6 position filter wheels
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000, MAC2002 or MAC2000 controller. Not all controllers support all
wheels – refer to Ludl for more information.
Stepper wheels require a stepper controller. DC servo wheels require a DC servo
controller.
Focus drive for Zeiss Axiovert and Axioplan
Description:
Focus drive with rotary encoder
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Ludl focus drive for Zeiss Axio microscopes except Axioskop 2 / Axiophot 2.
Requires MAC5000, MAC2002 or MAC2000 controller with appropriate module.
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Focus drive for Axioskop 2 with linear encoder
Description:
Focus drive with linear encoder
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000, MAC2002 or MAC2000 controller with appropriate module.
Focus drive for non-Axio microscopes
Description:
Focus drive without encoder
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000 or MAC2002 or MAC2000 controller with appropriate modules
and correct focus sleeve.
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MAC2002 Controller
Description:
Filter wheel / Shutter / XY / Focus controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be the manufacturer’s standard cable. It is available in mini-DIN
and DB-9 variants.
The switches in the controller must be set correctly for the controller to work
properly. Improvision technical note 409 describes how to do this.
The correct settings are 9600 baud, odd parity, 1 stop bit.
MAC5000 Controller
Description:
Filter wheel / Shutter / XY / Focus controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be the manufacturer’s standard cable. It is available in mini-DIN
and DB-9 variants.
The switches in the controller must be set correctly for the controller to work
properly. Improvision technical note 409 describes how to do this.
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The correct settings are 9600 baud, odd parity, 1 stop bit.
MAC6000 Controller
Description:
Filter wheel / Shutter / XY / Focus controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.4.6 onwards
Openlab version:
5.5.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be the manufacturer’s standard cable. It is available in mini-DIN
and DB-9 variants.
Openlab serial port preferences for the MAC 6000 controller must be set to ‘no
parity’.
Shutter (25mm or 32mm)
Description:
Shutter
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000, MAC2002, MAC2000 or BioPoint controller with appropriate
modules.
X-Y Stage (DC servo or stepper motor)
Description:
Shutter
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
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Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Ludl Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Requires MAC5000, MAC2002, MAC2000 or BioPoint controller with appropriate
modules. Not all controllers support all stages.
Large stages may require Openlab 4.0.2 or higher to calibrate successfully.
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Märtzhäuser
L-Step 12 controller and X-Y Stage
Description:
X-Y stage controller
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Märtzhäuser Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
Improvision has tested only with the SCAN IM 120x100 stage.
Firmware version 1.00-00 99 99 3d or higher required.
The dipswitches on the controller must be set to DIP1 off, DIP2 on.
MultiControl 2000 controller and X-Y Stage
Description:
X-Y stage controller
Support Level:
Deprecated. This stage is no longer in production.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Märtzhäuser Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
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National Instruments
DIO-96 PCI Card
Description:
TTL digital I/O card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card is not compatible with Mac OS X or
with the G5.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Digital IO Tasks
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Installed by Openlab installer.
PCI-1200 PCI Card
Description:
Digital and analog I/O card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This card is not compatible with Mac OS X or
with the G5.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Digital IO Tasks / ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Installed by Openlab installer.
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Nikon
E1000 / E1000M Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Nikon Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter slider 5 positions
• Focus Drive
• Motorized condenser 3 positions
• Motorized objective turret 6 positions
• Field stop
• Aperture diaphragm
• Variable neutral density filter
• Halogen lamp voltage (when dial in Preset position only)
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires firmware version 1.2 or higher.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable part number 97017. The
Macintosh will need a Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has
DB-9 connecters rather than mini-DIN.
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The cable is a special type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket). The connections are as follows:
Computer
E1000
2
3
3
2
5
7
1 – 4 – 6 (short these together in the 4 – 5 (short these together in the
connector)
connector)
7 – 8 (short these together in the
connector)
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TE2000 Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Nikon Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Epi-Fluorescence filter turret
• Epi-illumination shutter
• Barrier filters
• Excitation filters
• Objective Turret
• Light path
• Focus drive
• Analyzer
• Optical path prism
• Transmitted light intensity
Features may vary between microscope models.
Requires firmware version V1.01-V1.01-V1.10 or higher.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
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Olympus
BX61 Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
Olympus Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter cube
• Focus drive
• Filter wheel 1
• Filter wheel 2
• Filter wheel 3
• Objective turret
• Condenser turret
• Condenser top lens
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
The cable is a straight-connected female to female type.
All the switches on switch block 2 of the UCB control unit should be switched off.
This sets the microscope to 19200 baud, 8 bits, even parity, 2 stop bits, CR+LF
termination.
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IX81 Electronic Microscope
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.3 onwards
Openlab modules:
Olympus Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Shutter 2
• Fluorescence filter cube
• Focus drive
• Filter wheel
• Objective turret
• Condenser turret
• Halogen lamp voltage
• Side port / eyepiece switching
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
The cable is a straight-connected female-to-female DB-9 type.
All the switches on switch block 2 of the UCB control unit should be switched off.
This sets the microscope to 19200 baud, 8 bits, even parity, 2 stop bits, CR+LF
termination.
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Optronics
MagnaFire
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated. This camera is not supported on Mac OS X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Optronics Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer.
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
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Photonic Science
CoolView Video Camera
Description:
Monochrome analog video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper-8 and Snapper-24 will not work in
G5 Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper-8 or Snapper-24.
CoolView-12 Digital Camera
Description:
Monochrome digital video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated.
The Snapper-DIG16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper-DIG16
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QImaging
Intensified Retiga
Description:
Digital monochrome camera with image intensifier
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
MicroPublisher
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
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MicroPublisher 5.0
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
QICAM
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
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Retiga 1300 Model A
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated.
Openlab.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Model A cameras do not perform well with
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga 1300C Model A
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated.
Openlab.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Model A cameras do not perform well with
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga 1300 Model B
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
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Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga 1300C Model B
Description:
Digital color camera with Bayer mask
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
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Retiga EX
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga EXi
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
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Retiga EXi “Fast 1394”
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga 2000R
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
4.0.4 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
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Retiga 4000R
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
4.0.4 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
Retiga-SRV
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. Drivers are not available for Mac OS 10.6 or later.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x – 10.5.x
Openlab version:
5.0.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
This camera connects to the computer via IEEE1394 (FireWire). A spare FireWire
port is required for connection.
The built-in FireWire ports on older G3 Macintosh computers may not work with this
camera. In this case, a separate PCI FireWire card can be used.
This camera can be powered directly from the FireWire port on desktop computers.
Portable Macs (e.g. iBook or PowerBook) may require an additional power supply.
The ‘Blackout’ and ‘Temperature’ features on this camera are not currently
supported.
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RGB Filter Module for Retiga Cameras
Description:
Solid-state RGB filter module for QImaging Retiga cameras.
Allows a monochrome camera to take high-quality color
images.
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
QImaging Video
Mac OS X drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
Mac OS 9 drivers:
QCam Drivers from http://www.qimaging.com
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Roper Scientific
CoolSNAP cf Digital Camera
Description:
Digital camera available in color and monochrome variants.
Support Level:
Deprecated. No PCIe card available for use with Intel
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific. The 3.3V-compatible version of this card is required for the camera
to work with a G5 Macintosh.
CoolSNAP Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital cameras available in color and monochrome variants.
Support Level:
Deprecated. No PCIe card available for use with Intel
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific. The 3.3V-compatible version of this card is required for the camera
to work with a G5 Macintosh.
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CoolSNAP FX Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital cameras available in color and monochrome variants.
Support Level:
Deprecated. No PCIe card available for use with Intel
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific. The 3.3V-compatible version of this card is required for the camera
to work with a G5 Macintosh.
CoolSNAP HQ Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. No PCIe card available for use with Intel
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific. The 3.3V-compatible version of this card is required for the camera
to work with a G5 Macintosh.
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MicroMAX Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card required by this camera will not
work in a G5 Macintosh. This camera will not work in Mac OS
X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PI Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Drivers installed by Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific.
PentaMAX Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card required by this camera will not
work in a G5 Macintosh. This camera will not work in Mac OS
X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PI Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Drivers installed by Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific.
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Quantix Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card required by this camera will not
work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific.
Sensys Digital Cameras
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card required by this camera will not
work in a G5 Macintosh.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
PVCAM Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Photometrics.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack.
Mac OS 9 drivers:
PVCAM “Model 2” drivers installed via Openlab installer
This camera connects to the computer using a proprietary PCI card available from
Roper Scientific.
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Scion
AG-5 Framegrabber Card
Description:
Analog PCI monochrome framegrabber card with on-board
image processing.
Support Level:
Deprecated. This PCI card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
This card will not work in Mac OS X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Scion Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not required
CG-7 Framegrabber Card
Description:
Analog PCI color framegrabber card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This PCI card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
This card will not work in Mac OS X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Scion Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not required
LG-3 Framegrabber Card
Description:
Analog PCI monochrome framegrabber card
Support Level:
Deprecated. This PCI card will not work in a G5 Macintosh.
This card will not work in Mac OS X.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Scion Video
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Not required
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Sutter
Lambda 10-2 Filter Changer
Description:
High-speed filter wheel
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Sutter Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
Lambda 10-C Filter Changer
Description:
High-speed filter wheel
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Sutter Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
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The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
DG-4 Filter Changer
Description:
High-speed filter changer
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.5.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
Sutter Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
DG-5 Filter Changer
Description:
High-speed filter changer
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
10.4.x onwards
Openlab version:
5.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Sutter Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
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A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
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TILL Photonics
Polychrome II
Description:
High-speed excitation wavelength changer
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
An ORBIT 2 controller and ORBIT 2 USB (Mac OS X) or National Instruments card
(Mac OS 9) are required to drive the polychrome.
Polychrome IV
Description:
High-speed excitation wavelength changer
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
An ORBIT 2 controller and ORBIT 2 USB (Mac OS X) or National Instruments card
(Mac OS 9) are required to drive the polychrome.
Polychrome Junior
Description:
High-speed excitation wavelength changer
Support Level:
Deprecated
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
ORBIT Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
An ORBIT 2 controller and ORBIT 2 USB (Mac OS X) or National Instruments card
(Mac OS 9) are required to drive the polychrome.
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Vincent Associates
Uniblitz VMM-D1 Single Channel shutter controller
Description:
Shutter controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
Uniblitz Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
Uniblitz VMM-D3 Three Channel shutter controller
Description:
Shutter controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
4.0.2 onwards
Openlab modules:
Uniblitz Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
A serial cable is required to connect the controller to a serial port on the Macintosh.
For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a Keyspan serial
adapter (or similar) will be required.
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The cable must be the manufacturer’s own cable. The Macintosh will need a
Keyspan USA49W or similar PC-style serial adapter that has DB-9 connecters rather
than mini-DIN.
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Xillix
MicroImager 10/12 Digital Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome video camera.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The Snapper DIG-16 will not work in G5
Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Snapper Video
Mac OS X drivers:
snapper_4_02_07.dmg included in Openlab Hardware Drivers
pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Requires Active Silicon Snapper DIG-16 and cable CBL-68-XILLIX-1400-3M.
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Zeiss
AxioCam HRc Camera
Description:
Digital color camera with scanning Bayer mask.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card supplied with this camera will not
work in G5 Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Axiocam Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Axiocam_HR_Package.mpkg included in Openlab Hardware
Drivers pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Comes supplied with PCI card and fibre-optic cable.
AxioCam HRm Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome camera with scanning CCD.
Support Level:
Deprecated. The PCI card supplied with this camera will not
work in G5 Macintosh computers.
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1 onwards
Openlab modules:
Axiocam Video
Mac OS X drivers:
Axiocam_HR_Package.mpkg included in Openlab Hardware
Drivers pack
Mac OS 9 drivers:
Included in Openlab installer
Comes supplied with PCI card and fibre-optic cable.
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AxioCam MRc Camera
Description:
Digital color camera
Support Level:
Not supported. The Mac drivers released by Zeiss do not
support this camera.
Mac OS Version:
n/a
Openlab version:
n/a
Openlab modules:
n/a
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
AxioCam MRm Camera
Description:
Digital monochrome camera
Support Level:
Not supported. The Mac drivers released by Zeiss do not
support this camera.
Mac OS Version:
n/a
Openlab version:
n/a
Openlab modules:
n/a
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Axio Imager.Z1 and .M1
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards, 10.4.x
Openlab version:
4.0.4 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Transmitted light shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
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• Condenser turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Light Path control (100% Tubus/50% Tubus, 50% Side Port)
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
These firmware versions or better are required:
• PHX_MasterControl, with version number 01.002
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
Axiophot 2
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Field diaphragm
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• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
Axioplan 2
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
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Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
•
Axioplan 2 Imaging
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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Axioplan 2ie
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Halogen lamp voltage
• Filter wheels 1 and 2
• Condenser aperture
Features may vary between microscope models.
These firmware versions or better are required:
• Axioplan 2ie firmware 2.12 BIOS 4.08
• Focus drive firmware ZM_V2.03 stepsize 25nm
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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Axioskop 2 MOT
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret (encoded only)
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret (encoded only)
• Aperture diaphragm (encoded only)
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
Axioskop 2 MOT Plus
Description:
Electronic upright microscope
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Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret (encoded only)
• Condenser turret
• Condenser top lens
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
These firmware versions or better are required:
• Zeiss AxioskopFirmware 1_12 BIOS 3.02
• Focus drive firmware AX_V1_12 step size 25nm
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
Axiovert 100M
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
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• Fluorescence filter slider
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Field diaphragm
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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Axiovert 200M
Description:
Electronic inverted microscope
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
Supported electronic features include:
• Fluorescence shutter
• Fluorescence filter turret
• Condenser turret
• Optovar turret
• Focus Drive
• Objective turret
• Aperture diaphragm
• Condenser aperture
• Base port slider
• Side port turret
• Halogen lamp voltage
Features may vary between microscope models.
These firmware versions or better are required:
• Zeiss Axiovert 200M Firmware 1.13 BIOS 4.08
• Focus drive firmware ZM_V2.03
A serial cable is required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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FluoArc Arc Lamp Controller
Description:
Electronic arc lamp controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
3.1.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
An Openlab Automator task allows the intensity of the active FluoArc level to be set.
If the FluoArc is used with an electronic microscope, it should be connected to the
CAN-Bus on the microscope.
If the FluoArc is used without an electronic microscope, it should be connected
directly to a serial port.
A serial cable may be required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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MCU-28 X-Y Stage
Description:
X-Y stage controller
Support Level:
Full
Mac OS Version:
9.2.2, 10.2.x onwards
Openlab version:
2.2.5 onwards
Openlab modules:
Zeiss Hardware
Mac OS X drivers:
n/a
Mac OS 9 drivers:
n/a
If the MCU-28 is used with an electronic microscope, it should be connected to the
CAN-Bus on the microscope.
If the MCU-28 is used without an electronic microscope, it should be connected
directly to a serial port.
A serial cable may be required to connect the microscope to a serial port on the
Macintosh. For Macintosh computers that do not have built-in serial ports, a
Keyspan serial adapter (or similar) will be required.
The cable should be one of:
• Standard Improvision mini-DIN to female DB-9 “microscope” cable (for
connection to a Mac-style mini-DIN port)
• Manufacturers female DB-9 to female DB-9 cable (for connection to a PCstyle DB-9 port)
The cable is a crossover type terminated with a female DB-9 plug at the microscope
end (the microscope has a male DB-9 socket).
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Appendix A: PCI and PCI Express Cards
Some devices require an expansion card to connect to the computer. This section
discusses the different types of cards that are available, the different types of slots
that are available in the computer, and which card is compatible with which slot.
PCI
PCI is the oldest and most common type of expansion slot. It is available in two
variants – 5 V and 3.3 V. 5 V PCI cards will only work in a 5 V slot, 3.3 V PCI cards
will only work in a 3.3 V slot and universal PCI cards will work in either. The cards
are “keyed” which means that it is not possible to fit a card into a slot that uses the
wrong voltage.
PCI-X
PCI-X is a revision to PCI that runs at much higher speed. PCI-X is backwards
compatible with PCI, PCI cards will fit into PCI-X slots. The same voltage rules that
apply to PCI also apply to PCI-X.
PCI-X is most commonly found on PC workstations, G4 and older G5 Macs.
PCI Express (PCIe)
PCIe is a replacement for PCI and PCI-X that uses a completely different electrical
design. It offers much higher speeds and physically smaller connectors. PCIe is not
backwards compatible with PCI – PCI and PCI-X cards will not work in PCIe slots.
PCIe is found on most new PCs, late-model G5 Macs and new Macs such as the
Mac Pro. The most common arrangement is to have one 16x slot for the graphics
card and then one or more 1x slots for expansion cards. Most cards used for
cameras are 1x cards (these provide more than enough bandwidth).
It is expected that PCIe will completely replace PCI and PCI-X over the next few
years.
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Compatibility
This table shows what cards are compatible with each slot type. Note that electrical
compatibility may not mean that the card will work – it is important to check that
drivers are available for the operating system that will be used.
PCI-X 5 V
√
PCIe 1x
PCIe 4x
PCIe 8x
PCIe 16x
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PCI-X 3.3 V
PCI-X 5 V
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
PCI-X 3.3 V
PCI-X Universal
√
√
√
√
PCIe 16x
Card Type
PCI Universal
PCIe 8x
PCI 3.3 V
PCIe 4x
√
PCIe 1x
PCI 5 V
PCI 3.3 V
PCI 5 V
Slot Type
√
√
√
√
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Appendix B: IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Some devices require an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port to connect to the computer.
This section discusses the different IEEE 1394 standards and compatibility issues.
IEEE 1394 (FireWire 400)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire 400) refers to an interface standard capable of data transfer
rates of up to 400 Mbits/s.
IEEE 1394 port
IEEE 1394 cable
Only IEEE 1394 devices can be connected through IEEE 1394 ports.
IEEE 1394 expansion cards are widely available for most systems.
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800)
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) refers to an interface standard capable of data transfer
rates of up to 800 Mbits/s.
IEEE 1394b cable
IEEE 1394b port
IEEE 1394b expansion cards are widely available for most systems.
IEEE 1394b ports can be used to connect IEEE 1394b devices (directly) or IEEE
1394 (FireWire 400) devices via a low cost adaptor or an IEEE 1394b to IEEE 1394
cable.
IEEE 1394b to IEEE 1394
adaptor
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