PAXcam CONNECT Telemicroscopy

Sharing Remote Telemicroscopy ViewsPerfect for consulting with others who cannot be physically looking over your shoulder, due to clean room restrictions, differing locations, or other accessibility issues. Sharing remote telemicroscopy views in a live videoconference-style connection is a cost-effective way to perform telepathology and other remote viewing and remote consultations in live mode.

No need to send parts overnight to another location for quality inspection, or to gown up to enter a restricted area, or to fly experts in for consultation, or to send slides by courier. Simply invite your colleague to view your remote CONNECT telemicroscopy session, call them on the phone, and you are immediately connected for a live voice and data consultation at the microscopic level! The PAXcam CONNECT telemicroscopy technology works for macrostand and gross imaging stations as well.

Now you can easily establish high resolution video streaming on your network or over the internet, to share meaningful camera views with your colleagues. Consultation and remote collaboration has never been easier.

The PAXcam CONNECT solution allows a PAXcam workstation to be used in videoconference mode to send the live preview from the camera to a client or multiple clients on the local area network (LAN), or on a wide area network (WAN) via the internet.

The PAXcam Telemicroscopy Module overcomes common drawbacks to other remote microscopy applications.

PAXcam CONNECT overcomes common drawbacks to other streaming applications:

  1. Lag time is minimized between sender and client. Many applications claim “realtime” connections and may support multiple frames per second to the remote site, but there is an intrinsic delay, or lag, between when the stream is sent and when it is displayed. Meaningful consultation is not possible when sender and client views are not synchronized. The PAXcam CONNECT session measures lag in milliseconds, allowing sender and client to be in synch when moving through samples, changing magnifications, and discussing the case.
  2. High Resolution telemicroscopy streams may be established with the PAXcam CONNECT module. This is not a webcam with grainy or postage-stamp sized windows, but a 800×600, 1280×1024, or larger window.
  3. Flexibility is essential. Senders may adjust compression and frame rates to optimize the client’s view. The size of the viewed window may be set by the sender or the client. PAXcam setups may include microscopy applications, macrostand views, gross imaging, or other configurations.
  4. Realtime Communication Consultation tools are included. Pointers, boxes, and markers for regions may be shared and viewed by either the sender or the client.
  5. Share still images also. After using the real-time telemicroscopy component to navigate a sample, and the shared markers to point out a region of interest, a high-resolution still shot may be shared for an even more detailed view and a record of what was discussed.
  6. PAX-it’s power is included. As an add-on module to PAX-it and PAXcam, the power of these applications is also available. Capture, archive, annotate and share high resolution still images in an efficient, user-friendly workflow. Stored images may be retrieved from the PAX-it collection to share in the CONNECT telemicroscopy conference as well, and captured images from CONNECT telemicroscopy sessions may be archived into the sender’s or receiver’s PAX-it case collection.
  7. It is easy to accomplish. Clients do not need special hardware, only a free player that you provide for them. Connections are established in seconds, with just a few clicks of the mouse.
  8. It is secure. Each session can be password-protected to restrict viewers, and the sender knows who is connected at all times. Since discussions are over a separate line, there is no association of voice with data.
  9. Options and upgrades are available. The PAXcam’s Live Measurement Module may be used to share measurements between sites on the live view, PAX-it’s Network Site License may be used to share whole collections of captured images, reports, and presentations, and more. PAXcam/PAX-it is your modular approach to communication with images.
  10. Not a dedicated setup. PAXcam CONNECT is an add-on module to any USB2-based PAXcam. No need to purchase new, specialized hardware. Existing PAXcam setups may be upgraded to this powerful new set of features. The PAXcam CONNECT telemicroscopy workstation may also be used for standard micro or macro applications, and standard digital imaging.

For Telepathology Applications:

Telepathology from frozen section room to Surgery & Pathology Offices.

Telepathology for frozen section room

From the frozen section microscope to surgery, or to the main pathology area. Share live views of frozen sections for remote consultation using realtime communication.

Telepathology from Grossing to Pathology offices

Telepathology for Grossing

From the grossing area to the pathologist. Allows guidance to be given while preparing gross specimens for sectioning, without the need to physically be looking over the PA’s shoulder. The CONNECT telemicroscopy setup works with the PAXcam gross imaging station also!.

Telepathology from Pathology Offices to Specialist

Telepathology for Pathology Offices

For remote consultations regarding a special case. Do you desire a second opinion from your expert pathologist, but do not want to walk the slide to her or schedule a time on the dual-viewing scope? Simply Connect to share your case remotely in a realtime consultation utilizing our telemicroscope solution.

Telepathology from Cancer Center to Pathology Offices

Telepathology for Cancer Center

From the Cancer Center/Oncology Dept back to pathology for consults. Take advantage of CONNECT’s realtime streaming to allow consultations from the clinic to the pathology office, when that second opinion is necessary.

Telepathology from Central Offices to Satellite Labs

Telepathology for Satellite Labs

From satellite labs to the central pathology offices, or from the central lab to the satellite offices.

The centralization of hospital facilities and creation of satellite units or central laboratories is commonplace in today’s climate. With personnel spread in so many places, it is easy to see why connecting remotely is a necessity, for efficiency in consultations and to avoid duplication of positions. Remote microscopy and grossing using PAXcam CONNECT can be a vital part of the remote communications process.

PAXcam CONNECT telemicroscopy is the telepathology solution that saves time, effort, and money! Connect and consult without the requirement to physically move specimens or personnel, or the need to purchase dedicated (and expensive) slide-scanning hardware.

Other Applications:

  • Teleradiology
  • Telemedicine
  • Teleconsultation

Remote Consultation for Quality Control using PAXcam CONNECT Live Video Streaming:

Remote Consultation from QC Lab Micrscope to Remote Expert

QC Lab Microscope to Remote Expert via Remote Consultation

From your QC lab to a remote lab for consultation. No need to overnight samples, or fly personnel in or out… simply call your consultant for their opinion as they view your specimens live via PAXcam CONNECT realtime communications module.

Remote Consultation from Production Line to QC Offices

Production Line to QC Offices via Remote Consultation

From the production area to the QC lab. Allows guidance to be given while setting up a line, or quick monitoring of a line from a remote location. No need to physically be looking over someone’s shoulder as they work, since you can view what the camera views from another site on the network. Useful in macrostand applications and for telemicroscopy.

Remote Consultation from QC Lab to Corporate HQ and Satellite Labs

QC Lab to Corporate HQ and Satellite Labs via Remote Consultation

From your central lab to satellite labs and to Corporate headquarters. Share any challenges with other labs for quick solutions via realtime communications and remote microscopy. Also useful for training sessions where the HQ expert does not need to be on site to troubleshoot QC issues with remote technicians.

Remote Consultation from a Central Location to Customers

Central Location to Customers via Remote Consultation

Remote Consultation from QA Lab back to Suppliers

QA Lab to Suppliers via Remote Consultation

From your location to your customers and suppliers.

If QA shows an issue with your incoming materials, be prepared to show your supplier and discuss with them while they see the problem first hand in a remote consultation. Similarly, your customers can be shown QC controls and procedures to efficiently communicate via show-and-tell during live sessions. Remote consultations are easily accomplished with the PAXcam CONNECT remote microscope application.

Remote Consultation from QC Labs to Engineering

QC Lab to Engineering via Remote Consultation

From your QC lab direct to Engineering. If a process failure is detected, or an issue needs to be pointed out to the engineers, the consultation can be done without walking between departments or scheduling an additional session. Call immediately and show the issue with realtime communications using live views, rather than just describing it or taking time to produce a detailed report.

PAXcam CONNECT saves time, effort, and money! Connect and consult without the requirement to physically move specimens or personnel. Telemicroscopy and remote consultation have never been easier or more affordable.

Using PAXcam Connect for remote live video consultation and telemicroscopy in the Metallography Lab:

Remote Live Video Consultation from Metallograph to Remote Expert

Metallograph to Remote Expert via Remote Live Video Consultation and Telemicroscopy

From your metallograph to a remote lab for consultation. No need to overnight samples, or fly personnel in or out… simply call your consultant for their opinion as they view your specimens live via PAXcam CONNECT realtime communications module.

Remote Live Consultation from Metallograph to Corporate HQ and Satellite Labs

Metallograph to Corporate HQ and Satellite Labs via Remote Live Consultation Telemicroscopy

From your central lab to satellite labs and to Corporate headquarters. Share any challenges with other labs for quick solutions via realtime communications and remote microscopy. Also useful for training sessions where the HQ expert does not need to be on site to troubleshoot issues with remote technicians.

Remote Live Consultation from Central Location to Customers

Central Location to Customers via Remote Live Consultation

Remote Live Consultation from QA Metallograph back to Suppliers

QA Metallograph back to Suppliers via Remote Live Consultation

From your location to your customers and suppliers.

If QA shows an issue with your incoming materials, be prepared to show your supplier and discuss with them while they see the problem first hand in a remote consultation. Similarly, your customers can be shown QC controls and procedures to efficiently communicate via show-and-tell during live sessions. Remote consultations are easily accomplished with the PAXcam CONNECT remote microscope application.

Remote Live Consultation from Metallograph to Engineering

Metallograph to Engineering

From your Metals lab direct to Engineering. If a process failure is detected, or an issue needs to be pointed out to the engineers, the consultation can be done without walking between departments or scheduling an additional session. Call immediately and show the issue with realtime communications using live views, rather than just describing it or taking time to produce a detailed report.

PAXcam CONNECT saves time, effort, and money! Connect and consult without the requirement to physically move specimens or personnel.

Remote Consultation for Clean Rooms using PAXcam CONNECT Live Video Streaming:

Remote Consultation from Clean Room to Supervisor’s Office

Clean Room to Supervisor's Office via Remote Consultation

From the fab area to the supervisor. No need to go through the tedious gowning up procedure to see what is happening with samples in the clean room. Simply connect and discuss using PAXcam CONNECT realtime communications with images.

Remote Consultation from Clean Room to Specialist / Engineer’s Office

>Clean Room to Specialist / Engineer's Office via Remote Consultation

From your cleanroom scope to a product specialist or engineer. If an issue is seen under the microscope that raises a question for your engineer or product design team, allow them to view directly with you without coming in to the clean room. The live view and realtime consultation is superior to a still picture or a description from memory!

Remote Consultation from Clean Room to Customer / Visitor

Clean Room to Customer / Visitor via Remote Consultation

From the Clean Room bench to the outside for show and tell. Rather than simply showing workers in the clean room through the window, a tour group or visitor may now appreciate more of the process that is occurring on the inside by utilizing PAXcam CONNECT’s telemicroscopy tools. Show samples from a macrostand or the microscope to better explain the details of your product or procedure.

PAXcam CONNECT saves time, effort, and money! Connect and consult without the requirement to physically move specimens or personnel.

 


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