EVOS™ XL Imaging System

Catalog number:  AME3300

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The EVOS® XL Imaging System is a fully-integrated, digital, transmitted light, inverted imaging system that combines advanced ergonomic design, an on-board microprocessor, LED illumination, sensitive color camera, and a highly streamlined user interface to deliver superior flexibility and ease-of-use. The EVOS® XL system is ideal for both demanding and routine cell culture and colorimetric sample imaging applications.

The EVOS® XL Imaging System offers you these important advantages:

• Easy installation; no maintenance, assembly, alignment, or calibration
• Five-position objective turret with front controls
• On-board software
• All-in-one design: digital camera, precision optics, LCD display, and USB storage

All-in One Configuration
The EVOS® XL system represents a new concept in transmitted light inverted microscopy. It is a fully integrated imaging system that combines high-quality optics, a 15" high-resolution LCD display, and a digital 3 MP CMOS color camera. Images are seamlessly acquired through the user interface using a mouse. Commitment to user-friendly design and functionality is visible in every feature—from the single switch to turn on the entire workstation to the streamlined software and user interface; the EVOS® Imaging Systems are built from the ground up to maximize performance and optimize workflow. You will be astonished at how easy it is to operate and amazed at how extraordinary your images look on-screen.

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Integrated Software
The on-board computer makes the EVOS® XL system easy to operate, and the intuitive interface facilitates image acquisition and analysis. Everything you need to acquire, manipulate, save, and transfer an image can be done right from the microscope—in one place, with one instrument. Modules include time-lapse acquisition, manual-assist cell counting, and image review. Saved user settings work in conjunction with "smart" controls to increase efficiency and ease of use. Image data are saved to a USB flash drive for easy and portable data transfer or to a Windows-networked local server. All images can be saved onto the USB device in PNG, JPEG, BMP, or TIFF formats. The captured image resolution is 2048 x 1536 pixels.

The EVOS® XL system features an easily accessible 5-position objective turret and 4-position condenser turret. The optical system can be configured to best meet your needs using our full range of long working distance (LWD) and coverslip-corrected objectives. LWD phase contrast objectives are available from 4x to 40x, and our 2x objective allows viewing of the entire well of a 96-well plate. Coverslip-corrected, oil immersion objectives for high magnification applications are available at 50x and 100x. Lighting settings are automatically adjusted to match the objective magnification. The stage accommodates EVOS® vessel holders that perfectly fit most vessel types and sizes. Interchangeable stage plates accommodate most vessel types and sizes, including flasks, Petri dishes, multi-well plates, and slides.

These features make the EVOS® XL system ideal for a range of applications that include routine cell and tissue culture, cell confluence determination, stem cell growth and differentiation, and developmental biology and tissue slice analyses. And the compact footprint makes it as easy to use the EVOS® XL system in a cell culture hood as on the bench.

Easy to Use and Reliable
The EVOS® XL Imaging System is plug-and-play. In addition to an exceptionally easy set-up and installation, it requires no warm-up or cool-down periods. The LED light source offers outstanding stability and durability, so you can turn the unit on and off whenever you need to image a sample. The environmentally safe mercury-free LED bulbs are rated for >50,000 hours (~17 years) of life, compared to 300 hours for a typical mercury bulb and 1,500 hours for a metal halide bulb. The long life and low energy consumption translate into significantly lower operating costs compared to instruments with conventional light sources. Finally, the advanced ergonomic design of the EVOS® Imaging Systems removes the strain associated with conventional systems, enables shared viewing, and makes moving the unit easy. For extended or precision use, the EVOS® arm rest provides comfortable support.

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System Highlights
Optics: infinity-corrected optical system, RMS-threaded objectives with 45 mm parfocal distance
Objectives (not included): wide selection of high-quality LWD and coverslip-corrected objectives
Illumination: adjustable intensity LED (>50,000-hour life per light cube)
Contrast methods: transmitted light (brightfield and phase contrast)
Objective turret: 5-position, front-mounted control
Condenser: 3-position turret with brightfield and phase contrast annuli
Condenser working distance: 53 mm
Stage: mechanical "glide" stage; X-Y axis fine-positioning controls: 28.3 mm (1.11") per rotation, 110 mm x 110 mm (4.3" x 4.3") range of motion; Z-axis focusing controls: 480 µm/rotation; interchangeable vessel holders available for most common shapes and sizes
Focus mechanism: coaxial focus knobs with tension control
Course focus: 38 mm/rev
Fine focus: 0.2 mm/rev, precision 0.002 mm
LCD display: 15-inch color, 1024 x 768 pixels, adjustable tilt
Camera: color, 1/2-inch 2048 x 1536 pixels, 3.1 Megapixels CMOS
Image acquisition: onboard microprocessor, built-in software for image acquisition via mouse control
Captured images: 24-bit/px; full color TIFF, PNG, JPG, or BMP; 2048 x 1536 pixels
Output ports: 3 USB and 1 DVI
Power supply: AC adapter with country-specific power cords; input 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz; output 12 VDC/4.15 A
Dimensions: operating height = 57.8 cm (22.75 in); storage/transport height = 32.4 cm (12.75 in); depth = 47.0 cm (18.5-in); width = 35.5 cm (14.0 in)
Weight: 14.2 kg (31.4 lbs)
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Color: Transmitted Light
Data Output: BMP Files, JPG Files, PNG Files, TIFF Files
Detection Method: Chromogenic, Colorimetric
Dimensions: 36 cm (14 in) (W) x 58 cm (23 in) (H) x 47 cm (19 in) (D)
Display Interface: 15-inch color monitor, Adjustable tilt
For Use With (Equipment): Brightfield Microscope
Format: Specific Holder Attachments
Frequency: 50⁄60 Hz
Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Objectives: 5 Objective Turret
Product Line: EVOS®
Product Size: 1 each
Stage: Mechanical stage with X-Y axis fine-positioning controls
Weight: 14.2 kg (31.4 lbs)

Contents & storage

Unit includes:

EVOS® XL Imaging System
Power adapter*
Universal stage plate
USB optical mouse
Dust cover
USB flash drive (includes User Guide and Quick Start Guide)
Diffusion Condenser Slider
Stage lock pin (in place on stage)

*Note that a country-specific power cord must be ordered separately.


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