May 2011Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG, Medical Systems & Micro-Imaging Solutions GroupRequest Info
HAMBURG, Germany, May 4, 2011 — Olympus Europa Holding GmbH has released the latest version of its Olympus Stream materials science microscopy imaging software. Olympus Stream 1.6 provides new features that increase workflow efficiency and enhance the overall capabilities of the software.
It is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit operating system, making it fully compatible with all new computers. New modules include layer thickness measurement, cast iron analysis and nonmetallic inclusion rating in steel. These optional modules enable users to build a system to match their application requirements and provide a customized workflow to suite any materialographic analysis.
The software enables users to integrate images, charts and workbooks as well as documents from a variety of different sources. They can now create standard Word templates and use the Report Composer for drag-and-drop selection of templates and content for the report.
The optional modules provide additional functionality at the click of an icon, enabling quick and precise execution of complex imaging tasks. The layer thickness measurement feature defines shapes and measures layers on cross-section images for applications such as paint coating thickness. The cast iron module enables measurement of graphite in cast iron (size, form and distribution), and the nonmetallic inclusion rating in steel module assesses the purity/quality of steel based on the worst field approach, following a comprehensive list of standards.
The software is designed to make advanced analysis and archiving options easy to perform for all users, regardless of expertise. It is available in four versions: Start, Basics, Essentials and Motion. Each version incorporates the same intuitive user interface, so when upgrading to a higher level package, users are offered the familiar on-screen appearance, with new functionality.
By displaying only the required features at any given time, Olympus Stream provides the suitable level of complexity to effectively meet any user requirements. Analysis options include all measurement types, such as lengths, angles, counting and phase analysis based on threshold values. The platform can be upgraded to provide access to a large number of more in-depth, application-specific analyses via the purchase of additional Olympus Stream solutions.
The software integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office to provide automatic report generation in a range of formats, and it provides flexible and easy-to-use functionality for better image acquisition, measurement, archiving and automation.