EM-Software-Updates

Stay ahead with the latest electron microscopy software updates

We are always looking to improve your electron microscopy experience, whether through enhanced access to service experts, easy to use step-by-step guides, or hands-on training. We also know your electron microscopy lab requires maintenance to stay in top shape. A critical component of this ecosystem is thorough, practical software that enables you to get the best results possible from your instrumentation. That is why we offer a constant stream of improvements and updates to our software, ensuring you are able to achieve your goals as quickly and easily as possible.

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Release Notes

Server software for life sciences applications

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Advanced TEM scripting (Extended scripting interface for academic third-party data acquisition software)
    • Falcon 3EC (counting mode) support
    • Interface to switch to next phase plate position
  • Automated Permance Monitoring (APM)
    • The objective aperture precondition for the center objective aperture alignment is changed from the 70 µm to the 100 µm aperture

Availability

  • This software release only supports Advanced TEM scripting on Krios G3i. Other platforms will be supported later (expected in June 2019 for all Krios platforms)
  • Titan 2.14.1 shall only support APM on Krios G3i systems
  • Included in service contracts

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Server software for life sciences applications

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Automated Performance Monitoring (APM)
    • New function that assesses the microscope alignment status in a semi-automated fashion

Availability

  • Included in service contracts
  • Advanced TEM scripting is not yet supported in this release, but is expected to become available starting with the Talos 1.15 software update (July 2019) for Glacios/Talos platforms

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Single particle analysis (SPA) acquisition software

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Added option to import/export template definition settings
  • Faster acquisition mode for Quantifoil specimens with less foil hole centering actions
  • Various performance improvements and bug fixes

Availability

  • Included in service contracts
  • EPU 2.x is only available on Titan 2.12 Software and later, and Talos 1.12 Software and later
  • EPU 2.x does not support the Falcon 2 camera
  • EPU 1.x can be updated to EPU 2.x free of charge and without any license renewals. This is valid for all microscope types running on Windows 7

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Single Particle Analysis (SPA) workflow guidance (iOS, Android)

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Project name is no longer mandatory
  • Hide Workflow Assistant if empty
  • Now support two images per step
  • Added info on how to obtain a full license (login screen)
  • Improved workflow text formatting

Availability

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Server software for life sciences applications

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  •  Permission Management
    • Changes to the User/Supervisor Permission Levels in order to improve ease-of use and shield complexity from the operator
  • Automated Performance Monitoring (APM)
    • New function that assesses the microscope alignment status in a semi-automated fashion

Availability

  • Free of charge for service contracts
  • APM is only available on Krios G3i and with no Gatan K2 installed

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Server software for life sciences applications

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Permission Management
    • Changes to the User/Supervisor Permission Levels in order to improve ease-of use and shield complexity form the operator.

Availability

  • Free of charge for service contracts
  • APM will be available as of Talos 1.14.x software update

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SPA acquisition software

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • User interface is fully redesigned
  • Preparations – Acquisition and Optics Settings: Thon Ring preset is added
  • Atlas: Screening task is added
  • Auto Functions
    • Auto coma is added
    • Auto stigmate (licensed functionality) is added
  • Falcon 3EC Dose Fractions mode is simplified
  • Improved phase plate activation function to support relatively slow phase plates
  • Dose Measurement and Dose Fractions functionalities for Falcon 3EC are improved
  • File locations have been aligned with the Thermo Scientific brand
    • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Thermo Scientific EPU\...
    • C:\ProgramData\Thermo Scientific EPU\...
  • Results Viewer is removed. Install the Thermo Scientific Imaging Codec Pack to view images with built-in Windows image viewers
  • Various performance improvements and bug fixes

Availability

  • Free of charge for service contracts
  • EPU 2.1 is only available on Titan 2.12 and later, and Talos 1.12 and later
  • EPU 2.0 and later do no longer support the Falcon II camera
  • EPU 1.x can be updated to EPU 2.x free of charge and without any license renewals. This is valid for all microscope types running on Windows 7

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TOMO acquisition software

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Critical bug fixes

Availability

Free of charge for service contracts

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Tomography post-alignment and reconstruction module

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Inspect3D now integrates a patch tracking algorithm in the feature tracking tab.
  • Optimization of reconstruction for rod-like sample is now available on UI
  • GPU alignment now gives the same result as CPU alignment. Option text is changed to reflect the change. CPU option will be dropped in future releases.
  • Significant bug fixed in feature tracking alignment

Availability

Free of charge for service contracts

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Server software for STEM

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Image filtering
  • Multi-STEM series acquisition
  • Live DPC vector plot
  • Falcon 3 EC toolbar improvements
  • SI frame counter
  • User manual

Availability

Included in service contracts

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Software (codecs) for viewing acquired images (via Windows explorer)

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Fixed decoding bug for MRC2014 Mode 101files
  • Disabled signed/unsigned detection for MRC2014 mode 0 files

Availability

Free of charge for service contracts

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SPA workflow guidance (iOS, Android)

Applicable instruments

Description of updates

  • Android support
  • Simplified project definition
  • User changeable password

Availability

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