Portable Microscope Is Hands-On Science Tool

      A versatile microscope with rotating lens brings advanced digital enlargement and image capture features to classrooms and science instruction labs for the first time.

     The hand-held iLoupe XL magnifies from three to 300 times and has a 5.1-megapixel, high-resolution sensor for detailed images. Six white-light LEDs with an adjustable intensity control assure clear, bright images. The lens tube rotates 180 degrees to capture any angle.

     A touchpad menu and intuitive controls simplify use. The two-inch LCD display makes it easy to frame fields precisely before capture and  storage on an SD card that’s included.  The iLoupe captures images in JPEG format for convenient sharing and computer editing.

     "This lightweight, portable microscope was designed for high-volume professional use, so it also offers precision, durability and reliability for school or university settings," says Mike Shahpurwala, president and marketing director of Aven, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich. The iLoupe is manufactured exclusively for that global supplier of instruments used in education, medicine and industry.

     Applications include specimen analysis, lab demonstrations and slide presentations for courses in chemistry, biology, geology and environmental studies. It’s also practical for college and post-graduate research documentation.     

     A rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows continuous operation for five hours or standby use for up to seven hours.

    The unit is almost pocket-size at 2.5 inches (65 mm) wide, 6 inches (157 mm) high and 1.5 inches (39 mm) deep.

     "The iLoupe XL is easy to have ready when and where you need it," states Shahpurwala.

      For more information, call Aven at (734) 973-0099 or see www.aveninc.com.

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     An electronics innovator since 1983, Aven is located in a high-tech corridor of Southeast Michigan and is the parent company of SharpVue, which designs and manufactures integrated digital microscope technology.  



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