Vision Engineering Ltd. has introduced two software options for its Mantis Elite-Cam, a stereomicroscope with instant digital image capture. The instrument comprises a factory-integrated and -sealed USB 2.0 digital camera, enabling simultaneous optical and digital viewing. Both software options, ViFox and ViAxos, allow images to be stored as jpg, bmp or png files and provide 2-D measurement of features including lines, circles, areas and angles. Camera options enable brightness and contrast adjustments to be made for image enhancement. The intuitive ViFox allows the user to easily set key parameters while viewing the live image, allowing fast, precise imaging of samples and components to be captured, documented and archived. ViAxos provides 2-D measurement options such as feature to feature.