Jul 2006SPOT Imaging SolutionsRequest Info
Available from Diagnostic Instruments Inc., the
Spot RT3 monochrome digital camera features FireWire connectivity and is suitable
for bright-field and fluorescence imaging applications. It has a 1600 x 1200 array
of 7.4- x 7.4-μm pixels, and its effective differential cooling of –43 °C
suppresses dark current under 0.003 e/p/s for long-exposure fluorescence applications.
The company says that the 14-bit device’s improvements over its predecessor
include higher sensitivity, a 20x reduction in dark current and triple the frame-capture
rate. The system has 25% lower read noise, providing higher dynamic range when combined
with the deep pixel wells of the Kodak KAI 2020 CCD. The device also is available
in color mosaic or user-selectable color/monochrome models. The cameras include
the Spot imaging software.