In almost every lab where there is a a microscope, there is a need to document images. But the needs varies largely for different labs and organizations. In the easiest case you probably just want to capture one or a few images, save it to file, and later use them in some kind of report. In the more advanced scenario, you might have requirement to document all samples analyzed, with thousands or even hundred of thousands images per year.
Almost certainly you want to share your images with others and even with other labs or departments in your organization.
Our products can do all the above. This article is to explain which products might suit you best.
Important INFO OMNIMET 2020
Compatible with Windows 10
Compatible with MIL 10
Observe: Omnimet is no longer compatible with Windows 7 and earlier versions.
Observe: A MIL 10 dongle is required if you have the Script Engine Module (Enterprise bundle)
Observe: Omnimet no longer support MIL 9 Dongles, it needs to be upgrade to a MIL 10 dongle.
You need a license issued 1/10-2019 in order to use this software. Please use the Activate License tool to find out which version your license is valid for.
INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE
Install: Simply download and double click on the downloaded msi file.
Upgrade: Simply download and double click on the downloaded msi file. There is no longer a need to uninstall earlier versions, unless you have a very old version.
This installer is not yet digitally signed, which means you will receive a warning about "unknown publisher", you need to accept this in order to install.
Note: In case you have the Script Engine Module, you must also have a Matrox MIL 10 License. The Matrox MIL 10 license comes in the form of a Dongle, See below.
INSTALLING Matrox MIL 10 License
The MIL is a 3:rd party software library, developed by Matrox, used by Picsara Script Engine. Therefore, in order to use the Script Engine, a MIL 10 License is required. (more specifically a MIL 10 Analysis license)
The MIL 10 License comes in the form a hardware dongle. The license/dongle can be purchased from us or from any of our partners. It might be a bit confusing, but the hardware dongle, including the license, comes from another 3:rd party vendor named WiBu. On your MIL License Dongle, you should be able to see BOTH Matrox an Wibu names printed.
In earlier versions of Picsara, you had to install additional software to make the dongle work. This is no longer a requirement, since this Wibu CodeMeter software is now included in the Picsara installer, so from now on, you only need to plug the dongle into a USB port and you are ready to go!
INSTALLING A IDS-IMAGING uEYE CAMERA
We strongly recommend to use any IDS-Imaging camera. The cameras can be purchased from us, or any of our partners.
In case you install a uEye camera, you need to install the IDS Software Suite 4.94 WHQL or later. We recommend that you install the "full installer" version.
In order to download the software from IDS Site, you need to register.
See Download section at IDS:
INSTALLING A Direct SHOW COMPATIBLE CAMERA
Please review your camera supplier for a DirectShow compatible driver. Some times these drivers are also referred to as WDM drivers.
We can generally not provide support for DirectShow compatible cameras, but most often they work quite well. In case you experience problem with Direct Show camera, start by testing the camera in the camera manufacturers software.