aCOLyte 3 HD is the latest affordable automated colony counting device, featuring new simple to use software that greatly improves efficiency, reliability and productivity.
aCOLyte 3 HD
aCOLyte 3 HD is the latest affordable, automated colony counting device from Synbiosis. The aCOLyte 3 HD 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 HD 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 HD 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 HD can be used with any conforming laptop or desktop PC and connects simply by using a USB port.
- Low Cost
aCOLyte 3 HD is a low cost entry into electronic colony counting. Results and plate images are saved to a PC enabling traceability, consistency and report generation in Excel.
With the aCOLyte 3 HD plates can be counted rapidly. Typically plates can be counted accurately in under 1 second.
- Image display
Unlike any manual system the aCOLyte 3 HD 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.
- Powerful algorithm
The aCOLyte 3 HD uses the powerful Synbiosis algorithm for accurate counting. A colony separator automatically splits touching colonies to further improve the accuracy of the counting process.
- Sensitive CCD camera
An integral CCD colour camera can be adjusted to increase the sensitivity of the detection, enabling colonies as small as 0.1mm to be imaged and counted.
- Switchable lighting
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 0.1mm|
|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 7/10 compatible
aCOLyte 3 HD can be used for total viable counts in many environmental, food monitoring, pharmaceutical, clinical, and molecular biology applications.
Examples would include:
- E.coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella spp, and mixed organisms on plate count or nutrient agar.
- Staphylococcus aureus, and mixed organisms on plate count agar, columbia blood agar, or nutrient agar.
- E.coli on LB medium, and yeast on potato dextrose agar.