VisionTek® Digital Microscope


VisionTek® Digital Microscope offers the only robotic imaging system that pathologists can use like a conventional microscope to view live up to 4 slides simultaneously or view multiple areas of the same slide at different magnifications (2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x). Time to view is under 17 seconds. VisionTek® is the ideal live or scanned slide review system for anatomical pathologists to use for intraoperative or second-opinion consults.

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VisionTek® incorporates a motorized brightfield optical system, together with multiple cameras, automated XYZ, IR and image-based autofocus to convert optical fields of view of specimen on glass slides, at various magnifications, into high-resolution digital images that are displayed in real time on a high-resolution monitor for ergonomic viewing.

The system is operated via software through a PC interface and can also be controlled remotely via the internet so live images can be shared by multiple remote viewers. VisionTek® is also capable of rapid scanning of multiple Z planes of partial slides (PSI™) or whole slides (WSI) for archiving and sharing, making it a truly versatile instrument for anatomical pathologists.

The snapshot, partial scan, and whole slide scanned images are for research use only (RUO) in the USA.


For intraoperative consultation
Time to live review under 17 seconds Review urgent intraoperative cases within minutes
Robotic control of microscope stage, focus, magnification, and illumination with a mouse One-hand operation as with a microscope
Remote control Review slides interactively from any location without having to travel to location of the slide
Cloning of live slide view Simultaneous live review of multiple regions of the same slide
For second-opinion consultation
Hybrid system with remote review of live or Z-scanned images Review live slides or scanned images in several planes
Users can pass control to and regain control from any remote user You or your consultant can drive and review the case, enabling a true interactive consult
Remote access to slides Perform a second-opinion consult on the same day, eliminating delays and slide shipment and associated costs
Simultaneous viewing and control of up to 4 slides You can compare live multiple slides at their best focal plane (IHC + ISH consults)


Optics (Carl Zeiss Objectives)

  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 2.5x/0.075
  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 10x/0.3
  • EC Plan-Neofluar® 20x/0.5


  • Overview image 0.45x
  • Live magnifications: 2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x


  • White light LED Köhler illumination

XY Stage Automation

  • XY stage accommodates 4 standard microscope slides on a slide carrier and controlled via mouse

Z Stage Focus

  • High-precision mechanical focus; motor controlled via mouse
  • Resolution 0.2 µm
  • IR beam and image-based autofocus mechanisms work together to focus automatically after each XY stage movement

Slide Loading

  • Slide Carrier accommodates up to 4 standard microscope slides


  • 1D and 2D barcode recognition

Image Detection

  • Overview camera: Pixel size 2.2 x 2.2 μm; resolution at 0.45x = 12 μm/pixel
  • Live view and scanning camera: Pixel size 5.5 x 5.5 μm; resolution at 2.5x = 2.2 μm/pixel; at 10x = 0.55 μm/pixel; at 20x = 0.275 μm/pixel

Operation Modes

  • Microscope Mode allows the user to choose the slides for live review from a virtual slide tray
  • Scanner Mode allows automated multiple Z plane scanning of up to 4 slides by auto tissue detection or by predefined scan area
  • Image view while scanning is possible

Scan Speed

  • 3 min for 15 mm x 15 mm (at 0.275 μm/pixel)


  • Operating system: Windows® 7, 64 Bit
  • Computer Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or higher; Hard Disk: 128 GB +1000 GB 3.5";
  • 1000 Base-T Ethernet Intel®, Pro/1000PT server network card
  • Monitor: 24-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution; DisplayPort™ or DVI

Instrument Dimensions

  • Height: 17.9 in (45.5 cm)
  • Width: 15.9 in (40.5 cm)
  • Depth: 20.5 in ( 52.0 cm)
  • Weight: 77.2 lb (35 kg)

Power Requirements

  • 85-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, single-phase; power cord connector: IEC/EN 60320-1/C14;
  • NOTE: Universal power supply

Power Ratings

  • 100V operation: 4 amps; 240V operation: 2 amps

VisionTek® is a registered trademark of Sakura Finetek USA, Inc. Neofluar® is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss AG Corporation. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Intel® Core™ is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. DisplayPort™ is a trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).


Objective Pathology


ObjectiveViewTM (free) provides you with local access and viewing of your digital pathology images.

•    Supports all major digital pathology image formats including the .svslide (VisionTek,
      Sakura Finetek) format
•    Available for Microsoft® Windows® 64bit or Apple® Mac® OS X®
•    Enables to view locally or connect to MyObjective Image Manager
•    Provides annotation and measurement tools
•    Displays multiple images
•    Captures snapshots or exports to .jpg/.tif


ObjectiveConvertTM is a general purpose digital slide file format converter that converts your digital pathology images.  

•    Off-line conversion
•    Single file or batch processing
•    8 bit, RGB
•    Unrestricted file size
•    Input file formats: .svslide (Sakura Finetek), .svs (Aperio), .scn (Leica Biosystems), .ndpi 
     (Hamamatsu), .mrxs (3DHISTECH), .cws (Bacus), .sws (Objective Imaging), .czi (Zeiss), .tif
     (Roche), .exported tiff (Philips and others), JP2000, .tiff
•    Output file formats: .svs (JPEG, LZW, JP2000), .scn, JP2000, .tiff, .zif, Zoomify Folder
•    Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows® 64bit or Apple® Mac® OS X®


MyObjective™Cloud offers high performance, unlimited capacity, secure access, as well as all of the tools to organize, manage, view, consult and analyze your digital pathology data.

•    Is browser based and does not require new hardware or installation of additional software
     or 3rd party plugins
•    Is compatible with all major digital pathology image formats including .svslide (VisionTek,
     Sakura Finetek)
•    Gives you access to your account from a desktop or mobile device using recent browsers

The on-site deployment of MyObjective™ Digital Pathology Image Manager is available for those customers who require local installation.

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