Lake Oswego, Oregon – September 1st, 2009, Bodelin Technologies, manufacturer of the ProScope HR (1.3 megapixel imager), the world’s first handheld USB microscope, begins shipping their new higher resolution ProScope HR2 (2 megapixel imager) with custom state of the art Aptina imager.
The new ProScope HR2 features the new state-of-the-art, Aptina™ imager which was originally made for surveillance, with large pixels that take in more light than other imagers on the market. The Bodelin engineering team customized this imager to allow extensive imaging adjustment and LED intensity control. The most impressive feature is the ability to actually stream true pixels at higher resolutions. The ProScope HR2 is the only digital microscope in the world that can do this. Other imagers stream at 640X480 and only interpolate to simulate higher resolutions. The total effect in the ProScope HR2 is live video that appears to be 4 to 5 megapixels in clarity while only using an actual 2 megapixel imager. The new cobalt black handle says this is a serious tool yet the price point is equal to the previous ProScope HR, which will remain in the product line at a lower cost. The ProScope products are currently used in tens of thousands of schools, universities, law enforcement forensic labs, maufacturing quality control, medical and tele-medicine since 2001.
The ProScope HR and HR2 are made in Oregon, RoHS compliant (lead-free), UVC plug and play and include free Windows and Mac software. The bundled software will capture stills, video and time lapse. It can also be used live over the Internet with programs like Skype™ and Apple iChat™. ProScope lenses range from 0-10X, 30X, 50X, 100X, 200X, 400X, 500X and 1000X. Bodelin also has adapters for borescopes and analog microscopes. Bodelin also offers three types of optional measurement software accurate to within 10 microns and pre-calibrated for all ProScope lenses.
Bodelin resellers worldwide are all receiving stock of the new ProScope HR2 this week.