PCI Collaboration Microscopy uses web technology to bring your lab and its clients together wherever they are located around the world. Imagine: Clients can interact with operators to ensure they are getting the images they actually need. Colleagues can work together to resolve engineering problems. Managers can help less experienced operators. Educators can teach students. Service personnel can diagnose problems.
PCI Collaboration Microscopy delivers real-time video from the microscope and up to three additional video sources such as a lab camera, EDX display and chamber scope to the viewer's web browser. Although the video signal is highly compressed to conserve network bandwidth and to ensure reasonable refresh rates even on slower connections, the display quality is exceptionally good.
PCI Collaboration Microscopy is web-based. This means that all a client needs to participate in a Collaboration Microscopy session is a web browser. No special hardware is required at the client side. Any number of clients may participate in a single collaboration session, so the experience of a whole group can be harnessed to solve difficult problems. The operator remains in complete control of the session and can turn the video feeds on and off at will. PCI Enterprise Database security ensures that only those with permission can gain access to a collaboration session.
Whenever the operator acquires and saves a high-resolution images on the microscope, it and its operating parameters are automatically transmitted to the client. This way, the client has immediate access to full resolution, highly detailed images—not just the video feed.
PCI Collaboration Microscopy is built on top of the PCI Intranet Image Server and the PCI Enterprise Database. The PCI Intranet Image Server provides web-based access to all of the historical data contained in the PCI Enterprise Database. While your clients are interacting with the lab, they can also be comparing current results with historical data. Even after the collaboration session is finished, the client can easily retrieve saved results through web-based software.