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.
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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.