Toshiba Imaging Systems Division is partnering with Olympus Canada to offer a new tool for clinical pathology and teaching, the High Definition Synergy-HD Microscope Imaging System. It includes a hi-def, wide screen 42" or 47" 1080p LCD monitor and delivers video in real time, displaying the entire slide at all ROIs and magnifications. Toshiba's camera and 3-chip prism block offers 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second, and promises superb color reproduction, contrast, and image detail without binning, jitter, or lag.
The system displays exceptional detail, contrast, and brightness even at low 2X / 4X magnifications where clinical screening and margins are performed. Its image processing electronics promise superior signal-to-noise ratio. A wide variety of adjustments, including custom color matrices and other user settings, is available via a compact control unit that promises ease of use. The high contrast images are viewable from any angle. A second PC with an HD-SDI frame grabber can be added to allow digital capture of the HD images at full 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The frame grabber allows simultaneous viewing on the monitor.