Press Release: Vernier Offers Its First Digital Microscope for Use with Mobile Devices in Science Education
ProScope Micro Mobile compatible with iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad®, iPad mini®, and Galaxy S4
BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 30, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology is now offering its first microscope for use with mobile devices in science education with the ProScope Micro Mobile Microscope. Appropriate for use across various science disciplines and designed for all grade levels, the ProScope Micro Mobile is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad mini, and Galaxy S4 devices.
“Mobile technology is changing the way that educators teach and the way that students learn. The ProScope Micro Mobile brings the power of microscopy to mobile devices, and it transforms mobile devices into portable, digital microscopes that are easy to use for students from elementary school to graduate school,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “When connected to a mobile device, the microscope allows students to investigate a wide range of materials – from rocks to cells to water samples – at up to 80x magnification.”
After the ProScope Micro Mobile is attached to a mobile device, it uses the device’s camera function to display objects on the device’s screen at 20x to 80x magnification via the Edmund pro-level glass optics lens. It features adjustable LEDs to reduce surface reflection, an onboard lithium-ion battery for up to five hours of use, a USB port to fully recharge the device in less than two hours, and a built-in desktop stand for hands-free use if desired. It is made with impact resistant nylon and ABS to withstand operation in the classroom or out in the field.
To learn more about the ProScope Micro Mobile Microscope, visit http://www.vernier.com/products/lab-equipment/proscope/proscope-micro-mobile/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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