Overview

Inspiring Enthusiasm

Breaking away from static microscope labs, the EP50 camera and WLAN adaptor can transform the classroom into a dynamic, interactive space.

  • Flexible camera control and viewing options: connect using mobile devices or WLAN-enabled PCs/laptops via wireless or wired LAN connection
  • High-quality, crisp, 5-megapixel images
  • Fast frame rates enable students to navigate quickly through the specimen

Interactive Learning

The flexible camera control and viewing options offered by the complimentary EPview app software expand interaction and collaboration possibilities:

  • Control the EP50 camera using the EPview app for mobile devices or software for PCs/laptops (see specs for version compatibility)
  • Up to 6 users can connect their devices to the same WLAN-enabled EP50 camera
  • Access the images of other EP50 cameras in the classroom
  • Capture, process, store, and share the EP50 camera’s images through the easy-to-use software interface
  • Simultaneous live image output via WLAN and HDMI

The EPview app is free-of-charge and can be downloaded at the following links:

Engaging Lectures

Lecturers and students can both benefit from the image sharing, viewing, and storage options of the EP50 WLAN-enabled camera:

  • Live stream images to a group of students on their mobile devices or WLAN-enabled PCs/laptops
  • Display specimen images on a high-resolution monitor, projector, or interactive white board connected to the camera’s HDMI port
  • Present Full HD videos
  • Connect an SD card and save captured image data for further analysis

Improved Learning Process

Students can experience a digital-image-supported learning process:

  • Students can work comfortably, on their own or in collaboration, using the camera’s On-Screen Display (OSD) imaging software
  • The OSD software is simple and intuitive
  • Easily capture, view, and process specimen images and movies
  • Save observation data for further investigation on an SD card

Applied Technology

Digital Classroom

A WLAN-enabled Olympus EP50 camera is capable of creating its own wireless network or it can be integrated into LAN networks using its USB-to-Ethernet adaptor, providing flexible classroom configuration options:

  • Through a WLAN connection, students can control the camera using the EPview software and observe and present digital images from their microscopes
  • Teachers and students can directly access live microscope images, making the classroom a truly interactive space
  • Through a LAN network with a router and using the EPview app software, entire classrooms can view a camera’s images on their mobile devices or WLAN-enabled PCs/laptops

PC/Laptop-Powered Learning

Users with WLAN-enabled PCs and laptops with Windows operating systems can download and install the free EPview software.

The EPview software for PCs/laptops offers the same camera-control and functionalities as EPview for mobile devices, including viewing, capturing, processing, saving, and sharing the acquired images and movies.

Download the EPview software for Windows OS

Share Images on Monitors or Projectors

Use the HDMI port to connect the camera to monitors and projectors to display and share live or previously captured images. Sharing 60 fps Full-HD live images or videos can transform the microscopy classroom from an individual experience into an engaging group activity. Simultaneous output through both WLAN connection and HDMI is available.

Stand-Alone Mode

With only a monitor and a USB mouse, users can control the EP50 camera using its On-Screen Display (OSD) software.

This setup has several advantages:

  • Easy-to-use user interface for classroom learning
  • No PC required, reducing equipment costs and space requirements in a classroom
  • Increased flexibility as less bench space is needed
  • Students can observe the live image, record images on an SD card, or measure images with variety of annotations

Specifications

Image Sensor
  • 1/1.8 inch Color CMOS
Resolution (max.) 2592 (W) × 1944 (H) pixels (Snapshot only), 1920 (W) × 1080 (H) pixels (HDMI, WLAN, on PC)
Pixel Size 2.4 × 2.4 μm
Binning
A/D Converter 8 bits
Exposure Times 1 ms–918 ms
Live Frame Rates Up to 30 fps (Full HD 16:9 on PC, 1920 × 1080 pixels) Up to 60 fps (HDMI Output, 1920 × 1080 pixels) Up to 25 fps (WLAN Output, 1920 × 1080 pixels)
Cooling System