Designed to be competitively priced, as well as being small, the range uses Wi-Fi wireless communication, enabling the microscopes to be used and operated via a PC, tablet or smartphone to capture pictures or video and make measurements. The series comprises six microscopes that come with a wide range of features, including models that have: a built-in adjustable polariser to reduce glare and reflection on shiny objects; a high magnification option, delivering 500 to 600x magnification; the option of viewing objects under white light or UV, ideal for forensics and biomedical applications; as well as a longer working distance model with a wide field of view for tasks such as repair, rework or assembly.
The range also includes a digital microscope that can be connected to a wide range of televisions via the RCA cable and the Wi-Fi receiver base. The device has 5 to 200x magnification, 656x492-pixel resolution, a 60fps maximum frame rate and wireless transmission distance up to 5m. The Li-ion battery can be charged from a laptop or PC via USB and provides a continuous working time of two hours. The package also includes two transparent covers, a 5V DC power supply and a quick start guide.
The Mic-Fi companion app enables these microscopes to transmit directly to a smartphone or tablet device and is downloadable from the App store or Google Play. It offers a range of functions including measurement and capture of images or video.
In addition to the microscopes, RS is also offering a USB to Wi-Fi streamer, which allows USB based devices such as microscopes and endoscopes to capture images or video and send them over Wi-Fi to a PC, tablet or smartphone.