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Press Releases (4/24/2013)
Bodelin Technologies introduces ProScope Micro Mobile, the first professional handheld microscope for the iPad, iPhone, iPad mini, iPod touch and many more mobile devices.
Lake Oswego, Oregon, April 24th, 2013, Bodelin Technologies proudly announces the ProScope Micro Mobile, the first professional-level microscope to be made specifically to attach to mobile devices such as the iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, iPod touch® (4th and 5th gen) as well as other tablets and smartphones. View the introduction video on Youtube.
The ProScope Micro Mobile uses precision optical glass for edge-to-edge imaging and magnification from 20X to 80X. Twelve white LEDs - arrayed in two alternating circles - allow for polarized and reflective lighting. Intensity can be adjusted with a 3-way power save switch. An onboard lithium ion battery capable of five hours of continuous use provides power for the LEDs and a USB charging cable comes with the kit. Slides can be viewed by use of any backlit source like a photographer's light pad. Bodelin designers created special sleeves for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, new iPod touch (4th and 5th gen) iPad mini and full sized iPad, a unique 3-point tabletop stand, finite focus lens cone and impact-resistant ABS and Nylon for years of field use. ProScope Micro Mobile is made entirely in the state of Oregon. No additional parts were sourced outside the US.
ProScopes have long been a staple on television, including the CSI franchise because of its actual use in thousands of law enforcement agencies worldwide. ProScopes have also been featured on Oprah, Regis and Kelly, Antiques Road Show and many feature films. ProScopes are also the most widely used digital microscopes in science education, medical and manufacturing quality control throughout the world.
The introduction of the ProScope Micro Mobile is significant in that it allows for a professional level of microscopy for mobile device users. The new ProScope Micro Mobile is now available for pre-sales through Bodelin and it's many dealers worldwide. Shipping will begin May 1st 2013. View the ProScope website.
Press Releases (9/1/2009)
Bodelin Begins Shipping New High Resolution ProScope HR2 Microscope
Lake Oswego, Oregon - September 1st, 2009, Bodelin Technologies, manufacturer of the ProScope HR (1.3 megapixel imager), the world's first handheld USB microscope, begins shipping their new higher resolution ProScope HR2 (2 megapixel imager) with custom state of the art Aptina imager.
The new ProScope HR2 features the new state-of-the-art, Aptina™ imager which was originally made for surveillance, with large pixels that take in more light than other imagers on the market. The Bodelin engineering team customized this imager to allow extensive imaging adjustment and LED intensity control. The most impressive feature is the ability to actually stream true pixels at higher resolutions. The ProScope HR2 is the only digital microscope in the world that can do this. Other imagers stream at 640X480 and only interpolate to simulate higher resolutions. The total effect in the ProScope HR2 is live video that appears to be 4 to 5 megapixels in clarity while only using an actual 2 megapixel imager. The new cobalt black handle says this is a serious tool yet the price point is equal to the previous ProScope HR, which will remain in the product line at a lower cost. The ProScope products are currently used in tens of thousands of schools, universities, law enforcement forensic labs, maufacturing quality control, medical and tele-medicine since 2001.
The ProScope HR and HR2 are made in Oregon, RoHS compliant (lead-free), UVC plug and play and include free Windows and Mac software. The bundled software will capture stills, video and time lapse. It can also be used live over the Internet with programs like Skype™ and Apple iChat™. ProScope lenses range from 0-10X, 30X, 50X, 100X, 200X, 400X, 500X and 1000X. Bodelin also has adapters for borescopes and analog microscopes. Bodelin also offers three types of optional measurement software accurate to within 10 microns and pre-calibrated for all ProScope lenses.
Bodelin resellers worldwide are all receiving stock of the new ProScope HR2 this week.
Press Releases (8/4/2009)
Bodelin Announces New Higher Resolution ProScope HR2 USB Microscope
Lake Oswego, Oregon - August 4th 2009, Bodelin Technologies, manufacturer of the ProScope HR (1.3 megapixel imager), the world's first handheld USB2 microscope, has announced completion of their new higher resolution ProScope HR2 (2 megapixel imager).
The new ProScope HR2, at 2 megapixels (resolutions up to 1600X1200), will join the current ProScope HR, at 1.3 megapixels (resolutions up to 1280X1024), in the ProScope HR product line. The ProScope and ProScope HR handheld digital microscopes are currently used in tens of thousands of schools, universities, law enforcement forensic labs, manufacturing quality control, medical and tele-medicine since 2001.
The ProScope HR and HR2 are made in Oregon, RoHS compliant (lead-free), UVC plug and play and includes free Windows and Mac software. The bundled software will capture stills, video and time lapse. It can also be used live over the Internet with programs like Skype™ and Apple iChat™. ProScope lenses range from 0-10X, 30X, 50X, 100X, 200X, 400X, 500X and 1000X. Bodelin also has adapters for borescopes and analog microscopes. Bodelin offers optional measurement software accurate to within 10 microns and pre-calibrated for all ProScope lenses.
Bodelin is now taking pre-orders for the new higher resolution 2 megapixel ProScope HR2 and will begin shipping on September 1st 2009.
Press Releases (2/3/2009)
Bodelin ProScope HR Microscope Live on the Web
Lake Oswego Oregon February 3rd 2009, Bodelin Technologies, manufacturer of ProScope HR, the worlds first handheld USB2 digital microscope, have pushed digital microscopy to provide live real time imaging over the Web.
One of the most popular VOIP, computer telephony services is Skype™ which recognizes UVC plug and play devices like most webcams. Bodelin adopted UVC as a standard with their ProScope HR because it uses the native driver in the later versions of Microsoft and Apple operating systems. "Having a product that didn't require often problematic and corruptible drivers was very important in making sure our customers would have out of the box operation even without software." said Clay Baker General Manager of Bodelin Technologies. "The added benefit we discovered is that Skype™ and Apple iChat recognizes UVC devices. A customer can simply plug in their ProScope HR while in a live web chat and show, the person on the other end, real time magnified images at almost any magnification."
Bodelin soon discovered that many of their manufacturing quality control customers would use ProScope HRs during live Skype™ or Apple iChat conferences to show engineers in remote facilities, product defects. Law enforcement and military share real time imaging of fingerprints and other crime scene evidence to a lab in another part of the world. Archaeological labs work with colleagues in the field and can collaborate and share discoveries as they happen. Telemedicine practitioners can view slides anywhere the world at the moment the slide goes under the ProScope HR.
The ProScope HR connects to the USB2 port of almost any laptop or desktop computer and allows the user to view almost any surface at magnifications up to 1000X. Starting at $349 the ProScope HR comes with Windows and Mac software to capture stills, video and time lapse yet, as a UVC plug and play device, can be operated without software. The ProScope HR is made in Lake Oswego Oregon is lead free and has been a mainstay of science education, law enforcement and manufacturing quality control since 2001.
Press Releases (1/8/2009)
Bodelin ProScope HR Wins Frank W. Abagnale Seal of Approval
Lake Oswego, Oregon January 8th 2009, Bodelin Technologies manufacturer of the worlds first handheld USB digital microscope has been given the Seal of Approval by legendary author, lecturer and worlds foremost document fraud investigator, Frank W. Abagnale.
"In my 34 years as a secure document consultant, I have not seen a better tool than the ProScope. This is not only an excellent and highly recommended forensic device for law enforcement, but should be a must for the TSA, financial institutions, check cashers, and anyone who is trying to verify the authenticity of passports, drivers licenses, car titles, currency, controlled narcotic prescriptions and many other secure documents. This product has my full endorsement and I highly recommend it."
The ProScope HR connects to the USB port of almost any laptop or desktop computer and allows the user to view almost any surface at magnifications up to 1000X. Starting at $349 the ProScope HR is lead free, UVC (plug and play) and comes with Windows and Mac software to capture stills video and time lapse yet can be operated without software live over the internet with programs like Skype™ and Apple iChat™.
Mr. Abagnale is the author of "Catch Me If You Can," "Stealing Your Life," "The Art of the Steal," and the "Real U Guide to Identity Theft". Of course, many know the film adaptation of "Catch Me If you Can" directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Mr. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over thirty years he has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.
"We have worked in seven areas of law enforcement investigation, science education and quality control investigations around the world since 2001 but winning Mr. Abaganle's seal of approval is the greatest honor for our little Oregon made ProScope HR" said Peter White Director of Sales and Marketing for Bodelin Technologies.