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Computer Microscope USB

Item #: 4011 | Grades K-12
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This USB Microscope allows for real-time display on computer screens, enabling multiple students to view detail at the same time. With a connected computer wired to a projector, an entire class or auditorium can participate, making it ideal for facilitating student understanding of the 6 goals within the National Educational Technology Standards, or NETS.

Retail price is $146.80, you save $44%

  • Manual focusing from 4 to infinity
  • Takes image snapshots to appear on a computer screen
  • USB connection to computers allows for group monitoring and image capturing
  • Fully adjustable, detachable microscope stand
  • Protective lens barrel

Other features

  • Multiple filter choices to highlight different aspects (Light enhanced, square base, color or black & white, 3D, reverse tone and blue/red/green filters)

  • Automatic brightness adjustment & color compensation

  • Video capture (choice of resolution rates) or Still Picture Mode (with choice of image resolution settings)

  • One year warranty
  • Minimum system requirements: Specifications

    Operating System Windows 2000XP/Vista/

    Windows 7 / 32bit & 64-bit

    Min. System requirements IBM PC or compatible PC or laptop with USB port; Pentium 700MHz; Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating Systems; 20MB free HD space; CD-ROM drive; 32MB RAM; VGA card w/ DirectX support

    Sensor 1.3 MegaPixel Color CMOS

    Lens F2.4 2P M12 Lens

    USB Cable Length 4 ft

    Focus Range Manual Focus from 50 mm-Infinite

    Image Resolution Settings 1280x1024, 800x600, 640x480, 352x288,

    320x240, 160x120

    Color Resolution 24-bit

    Frame Rate Max:30 f/s Under 600 Lux Brightness

    Flicker Control 50 Hz/60 Hz Option

    Video Capture Format AVI

    Capture Driver Compatibility TWAIN / VFW / Direct Show AP (Driver)

    USB Compatibility USB1.1 & USB2.0

    Snap Shot Capability Software and Hardware

    Transmission Rate 320x240 30F/s, 640x480 15F/s

    Signal/Noise Ratio > 48dB (30F/s 220LUX)

    Dynamic Range > 72dB

    Built-in Image Compression Automatic brightness adjustment with integrated bright white LEDs for lighting the subject

    Automatic color compensation

    Dimensions (L x R): 112 x 33mm

    Weight 9.6 ounces, shipping weight 1 lb.

    Warranty 1 year for use in schools
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