aCOLyte 3 is the latest affordable, automated colony counting device from Synbiosis. The aCOLyte 3 is available in one configuration and features new simple-to-use software that greatly improves efficiency, reliability and productivity over previous models.
The new aCOLyte 3 software uses a powerful new algorithm for colony counting on pour and spiral plates which until now were only found on the advanced ProtoCOL 3 models. Plates are automatically counted with results directly transferred to Excel or Open office.
The new style aCOLyte 3, recognisable by its black and silver colour, accepts plates up to 90mm diameter. Lighting is provided by LEDs mounted above and below the sample area for both transmitted and epi illumination. A detachable screen can be used to eliminate strong ambient light if required.
aCOLyte 3 can be used with any conforming laptop or desktop PC and connects simply by using a USB port.
With the aCOLyte 3 plates can be counted rapidly. Typically plates can be counted accurately in under 1 second.
Unlike any manual system the aCOLyte 3 displays the image on your computer screen with counted colonies clearly marked. The zoom function allows the user to closely view plates, confirming accurate counting.
The aCOLyte 3 uses the powerful Synbiosis algorithm for accurate counting. A colony separator automatically splits touching colonies to further improve the accuracy of the counting process.
An integral CCD colour camera can be adjusted to increase the sensitivity of the detection, enabling colonies as small as 0.3mm to be imaged and counted.
The LED lighting can be switched from upper to lower options, enabling counting on both light and dark media.
MS SQL Server Express database automatically stores all data.
|Resolution||For standard 90mm petri dishes, smallest detectable colony better than 0.3mm|
|Illumination||Long-life upper and lower LED arrays with darkfield and brightfield|
|Minimum PC specification
Processor: Intel Core 2 or Core i processor 2.13 GHz or better
2Gb RAM, 4Gb recommended
CD-Rom drive (required for software installation)
2 free independent USB 2.0 ports, at least one of which supports hi-speed mode. Note that there are three possible port speeds with USB 2.0: Lo-speed (1.5Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and hi-speed (up to 480Mbps). The aCOLyte camera requires a hi-speed port
Operating system: Windows XP Professional 32 bit version Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and 64 bit version
aCOLyte 3 can be used for total viable counts in many environmental, food monitoring, pharmaceutical, clinical, and molecular biology applications.
Examples would include:
|ACOL-PFH: special aCOLyte 3M TM Petrifilm TM sample holder|
|ACOL-CPH: custom sized plate holders for aCOLyte|
|BARCO: aCOLyte CCD sensor type Bar Code Reader for instant reading of plate information|
|ACOL-VAL: consists of a validation plate to check the software and hardware performance, for both pour and spiral plate. Test certificate included|
|IQ/OQ-DOC/AC: IQ/OQ documentation. For validation of aCOLyte SuperCount. Includes validation plate|
|PQ/AC: PQ documentation|
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