CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 25, 2011 — Olympus has introduced the BXiS, a microscope system that streamlines industrial inspection and measurement workflows while providing accurate, actionable data with just a few clicks. The ergonomic industrial system offers flexibly integrated digital imaging solutions that fit applications from research and development to the manufacture of materials, semiconductors and electronic parts. Its Olympus Stream image analysis software provides scalable, accurate, integrated operation from basic image capture to image processing, report generation and data management. The system includes microscope hardware designed to be combined with a digital camera and Olympus Stream software to help the user efficiently manage the imaging process from capture to reporting and archiving. Its easy-to-use dynamic interface guides the user through the short steps of image adjustment, capture and measurement, report creation, databasing/archiving and final output. Users can set up individualized window layouts to suit their own workflows. Adding a motorized nosepiece or specially coded manual nosepiece allows the microscope to update objective changes instantly, providing automatic magnification readouts and accurately adjusting the scale bar and measuring results. There are five versions of the microscope frame customized to specific applications, and each is designed to work with a host of components to accommodate a broad range of applications. More than 150 Olympus UIS2 objective lenses are available to accommodate bright-field, dark-field, polarized light, infrared, differential interference contrast (DIC) and fluorescence imaging techniques, and a variety of high-performance cameras complete the system. To facilitate management and sharing of images obtained through the microscope, the system supports the latest information technology environments, including the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, along with Microsoft Office 2010. It also is compatible with professional database systems, including Microsoft SQL Server Express. Enterprise, the system’s highest-level software, allows the support of Active Directory user groups within an Oracle server. Additional security is ensured when using the optional Secure File Repository module, as only authorized database clients can open or view all documents. These features will support expandability for future applications.