RCM is an easy to use, sensitive, high resolution and affordable confocal imaging system:
- An ideal solution for small labs with limited budget, but demanding tasks, particularly when high sensitivity and resolution are desired from the imaging system,
- A confocal microscope that works as a camera, no need for an instruction manual
- RCM is extremely easy to use: no hardware control or software processing needed, and the images are always RAW.
RCM can be delivered from Confocal.nl as a total microscope system with a selection of microscopes ( Nikon, Olympus, Leica or Zeiss ), a selection of cameras ( Hamamatsu, PCO, Andor, Photometrics ) and laser solutions (Omicron, Toptica ).
In case you already have a microscope in the lab, RCM is an upgrade to an existing wide-field fluorescence system – RCM can easily be added to the existing wide-field fluorescence microscope system to improve its resolution.
The new RCM (1.1)
The new RCM (1.1) is based on RCM (1.0) and has all the same features. On top of these, the new RCM offers:
- Bypass mode
- Two times the field of view
- A scanning speed up to 4 frames per second
- Integration in SVI Huygens deconvolution software
RCM 1.1 is available in a VIS and NIR version.
Resolution: the standard resolution of the RCM is 170 nm at 488 nm wavelength. This is also called super-resolution. In contrast to other super-resolution systems, RCM offers the super-resolution of the live (raw) image without any processing. Deconvolution can be used to improve the RCM resolution even further: to 120 nm.
Frame rate: the frame rate of the RCM is 1 fps at 512 x 512, which makes the acquisition time of a 3 colour image about 3 seconds. The frame rate of RCM 1.1 can be increased to 4 fps at 512 x 512, which makes the acquisition time of a 3 colour image less than 1 second. With the new RCM 1.1 applications that require a bit faster imaging are now possible.
Field of view: RCM 1.0 has a Field of View (FOV) of 80 x 80 μm at 100x magnification, RCM 1.1 has the option to increase this FOV to 160 x 160 μm.