PicoQuant and Nikon Introduce a Software Integration that Revolutionizes FLIM and FCS Data Acquisition

A new interface between PicoQuant's SymPhoTime 64 and Nikon's imaging software NIS-Elements allows direct time-resolved data acquisition.

PicoQuant and Nikon present a new level of software cooperation in their FLIM & FCS Upgrade Kit for Nikon A1 and C2 laser scanning microscopes (LSM). A specially developed interface between PicoQuant's SymPhoTime 64 and Nikon's NIS-Elements allows direct time-resolved data acquisition out of the Nikon software.

The expanded software interface significantly improves FLIM and FCS data acquisition. It enables straightforward recording of new acquisition schemes like time series FLIM, 3D FLIM images, as well as single and multipoint measurements for FCS. Online previews of the main parameters (Fast FLIM, FCS, time-traces, or TCSPC histograms) allow to quickly optimize data acquisition.
The excellent performance of FLIM and FCS data acquisition is achieved by an improved software handshake thus providing an unlimited flexibility, unprecedented automation, and user-friendliness for numerous acquisition schemes. This integration of the SymPhoTime 64 software is available for NIS-Elements software of version 4.30 and higher.

With this development, PicoQuant and Nikon again demonstrate the continuous improvement of the FLIM & FCS Upgrade Kit not only for the newest LSM types but also for older and established models to assure constant and high-quality customer support.

PicoQuant's FLIM & FCS Upgrade Kit is a complete set of instruments that can be adapted to all Nikon LSMs in various configurations. The upgrade kit extends the capabilities of the LSM towards time-resolved measurements with a resolution down to picoseconds and allows users to perform various analyses on this time scale.

About PicoQuant

PicoQuant GmbH is a research and development company in the field of optoelectronics. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in the science and technology park Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. The company is a worldwide leader in the field of single photon counting applications.

The product line includes pulsed diode lasers and LEDs, photon counting instrumentation, fluorescence lifetime spectrometers and time-resolved confocal microscopes. PicoQuant employs currently around 50 people. Since April 2008 Sales and Support in North America is handled by PicoQuant Photonics North America Inc.

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