(Aven: Ann Arbor, MI) -- Aven Inc., manufacturer and distributor of precision tools and optical inspection systems, has introduced a 5.0-megapixel upgrade of its Digital Mighty Scope handheld microscope, a sophisticated inspection instrument for engineers, scientists, doctors, quality inspectors, lab techs, educators, and other professionals.
The new model is the most powerful since Aven introduced Mighty Scope in 2008 to combine adjustable magnification and image capture in a compact instrument with a USB interface. The advanced camera delivers higher-resolution images for more precise parts inspection, assembly quality assurance, research analysis, forensic comparisons, and dermatology exams.
Magnification adjusts from 10X to 200X. A brightness wheel allows fingertip control of six white LEDs to suit varied indoor and outdoor environments. The camera has a 1/4-in. color complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor.
“Aven Mighty Scope has been popular from the start because it fills the need for lightweight, portable microscopy and imaging,” says Mike Shahpurwala, president of Aven. “Engineers on a shop floor or scientists in the field can plug it into any laptop for saving, processing, or sharing images.”
Windows-compatible software supports capture of still images, interval shots, or video. It includes a measurement tool, image-freeze capability, and a compare mode for side-by-side examination of two live images or a live view with a stored one. Video can be recorded at 15 to 30 frames per second, based on resolution.
A Microtouch shutter button means there’s no need to tap a computer key, whether Aven’s palm-size scope is handheld or mounted on an adjustable metal stand.
Active pixel technology delivers sharp images and accurate color. Automatic white balance and gain control assure optimal image clarity.
Ergonomic design allows comfortable use with either hand.
Applications include electronic assembly, forensic document or currency inspection, crime lab work, precision repairs, warranty claims documentation, and quality inspection by printers or textile manufacturers.
Practical applications in other fields
The 5.0-megapixel scope also is handy for jewelers, watchmakers, art curators, and appraisers of small valuables. Hobbyists can examine stamps, coins, fossils, stones, and other nature specimens, and also compile magnified images.
Aven’s Mighty Scope line includes six other models: one with ultraviolet light, near-infrared light, a polarizer, and 500X magnification. An analog model also is available, as are a boom stand, flex stand and dual-view stand that holds two units.
For more information, call Aven at (734) 973–0099. A digital catalog is available at Aven’s website.