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aCOLyte 3 HD

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Automated Colony Counting

Affordable automated colony counting device, featuring new simple to use software that greatly improves efficiency, reliability and productivity.

The new aCOLyte 3 HD software uses a powerful new algorithm for colony counting on pour and spiral plates which until now were only found on the advanced ProtoCOL 3 models. Plates are automatically counted with results directly transferred to Excel or Open office.

The new style aCOLyte 3 HD accepts plates up to 90mm diameter. Lighting is provided by LEDs mounted above and below the sample area for both transmitted and epi illumination. A detachable screen can be used to eliminate strong ambient light if required.

Specifications

Features
PC connection USB
Resolution For standard 90mm petri dishes, smallest detectable colony better than 0.1mm
Illumination Long-life upper and lower LED arrays with darkfield and brightfield
Power input 110/240v
Minimum PC specification

Processor: Intel Core 2 or Core i processor 2.13 GHz or better
2Gb RAM, 4Gb recommended
CD-Rom drive (required for software installation)

2 free independent USB 2.0 ports, at least one of which supports hi-speed mode. Note that there are three possible port speeds with USB 2.0: Lo-speed (1.5Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and hi-speed (up to 480Mbps). The aCOLyte camera requires a hi-speed port
Graphics: Intel X4500 or better (Windows 7 Experience rating for graphics should be a minimum of 3.0, ideally higher)
Hard drive: 160GB (or larger)

Operating system: Windows 7/10 compatible
(Home versions not suitable, Windows Vista not supported)
Monitor: 1280 x 1024 minimum resolution (not comptabile with lower resolutions as some elements of the application become inaccessible)
Note: the combination of the minimum display resolution and the USB ports will preclude most laptops

Why buy?

  • Low Cost aCOLyte 3 HD is a low cost entry into electronic colony counting. Results and plate images are saved to a PC enabling traceability, consistency and report generation in Excel.
  • Automated With the aCOLyte 3 HD plates can be counted rapidly. Typically plates can be counted accurately in under 1 second.
  • Image display Unlike any manual system the aCOLyte 3 HD displays the image on your computer screen with counted colonies clearly marked. The zoom function allows the user to closely view plates, confirming accurate counting.
  • Powerful algorithm The aCOLyte 3 HD uses the powerful Synbiosis algorithm for accurate counting. A colony separator automatically splits touching colonies to further improve the accuracy of the counting process.
  • Sensitive CCD camera An integral CCD colour camera can be adjusted to increase the sensitivity of the detection, enabling colonies as small as 0.1mm to be imaged and counted.
  • Switchable lighting The LED lighting can be switched from upper to lower options, enabling counting on both light and dark media.
  • Database MS SQL Server Express database automatically stores all data.