Xradia Announces “Scout-and-Scan” New Super Simple Control System for VersaXRM
MRS Fall, Boston, MA – November 27, 2012 – Xradia, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of high resolution 3D X-ray microscopes, announced its new Scout-and-Scan™ Control Software for VersaXRM instruments. The new, easy-to-use control system is ideal in a multi-user setting where users have a wide variety of experience. The new control system maintains the flexibility for which the VersaXRM system is known, making set-up of scans even easier.
The intuitive workflow environment enables users to easily scout their region of interest and select scanning parameters. The new software also offers recipe-based repeatability, which is especially useful for in situ and 4D research, and also enables greater control and efficiency for future work. Additionally, a window in the control panel always provides a clear view of the sample being imaged. The new control system was especially created for the multi-user environment, from the central imaging laboratories of academia hosting professors and senior researchers through students of various levels, or the semiconductor failure analysis lab that serves a wide range of experience factors.
Howard Marks, Director of Silicon Technology Failure Analysis at NVIDIA, praised the speediness of the new control system: “With the old software, it took me more than 30 minutes to set up and create a recipe. With the new Scout-and-Scan control system, I can do it in 15 minutes or less. For our team, this translates to more efficient use of the system, making it even easier to get relevant results in a timely manner for our failure analysis work with the VersaXRM.”
Guided workflow steps.
Scout-and-Scan offers super simple steps for set-up:
- Enter Sample Details
- Load and Center the Sample
- Scout for Region of Interest
- Set-up the Scan Parameters
Scout-and-Scan is offered as a free upgrade to existing VersaXRM customers under warranty or service contract, and will be provided during customers’ next regularly scheduled product maintenance visit. The new software will be available in the first quarter of 2013.
Xradia designs and manufactures microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. Xradia’s solutions offer unparalleled high contrast and high resolution imaging capabilities for a large range of sample sizes and shapes. The company’s heritage began in the synchrotron and extends to the laboratory. Xradia’s laboratory product families, the UltraXRM-L and VersaXRM™, together offer a multi-length scale solution delivering full volume 3D imaging with resolution down to 50 nm. Additional information can be found at www.xradia.com.
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of nearly 4.2 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, ZEISS has contributed to technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe. The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and service locations and service locations and approximately 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
About Carl Zeiss Microscopy
The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world’s only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company’s extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million euros. www.zeiss.de/press
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