Trackscan Plus Professional Automated Counting System is based on the less expensive, but also very versatile Zeiss AxioImager M2m microscope. The M2m microscope incorporates a high degree of motorisation, but does not incorporate some of the configuration flexibility of the Z2m.
The performance of this system is such that we would not hesitate to recommend it to laboratories with some budget limitations. The software provided is the latest version of Fission TrackStudio, consisting of TrackWorks and FastTracks in conjunction with the highly accurate Zeiss stages and a high-resolution digital colour camera.
To complement this system, we ordinarily include a very accurate Zeiss-supplied stepper-motor stage. This stage, in conjunction with the nanometer accuracy of the focus mechanism, assures that the 3-axis spatial resolution is more than adequate for FTD purposes. As an optional extra item, a larger Piezo-motor driven stage is available.
The system also includes a single standard slide holder which is supplied by Zeiss, as well as two special-purpose slide holders supplied by Autoscan. These special slide holders incorporate a patented sample holding mechanism, and accept a variety of slide sizes.
Finaly, a high-resolution and fast frame rate IDS digital colour camera and its relevant C-mount (camera mount) complete the system.