Video image capture
Monochrome CCD FireWire camera for macro & microscopic imaging
1392 x 1040 pixels
Typically ~0.1 seconds per measurement
For objects darker or lighter than background.
Straight threshold or Matrix detection with compensation for uneven backgrounds
Circular & rectangular, variable in size and position. User-drawn irregular include and exclude frames.
Position, Area, Filled Area, Perimeter, Longest Dimension, Fibre Length, Fibre Width, Axial Ratio, X Feret, Y Feret, 45 Feret, 135 Feret, Equivalent Diameter, Circularity, Mean Grey Level, Equivalent Black Area (EBA)
Cut, join, include, exclude, dilate, erode and fill.
Feature measurement parameters can be used as include/exclude filters singularly or in combination.
Live or frozen image of sample on screen with optional colour coding of detected objects. Click-and-measure facility to measure an individual object. Count flags on separated objects. 100%, 50% and 25% zoom.
Binary remove, erode, dilate, separate and hole fill. Matrix shade compensation.
Multiple calibration factors can be saved for different microscope objectives and lenses.
Simple to use editor to create measurement macros for specific tasks. No programming skills are required.
Size classification tables
Defined by the supervisor, up to 50 classes in any progression and on any parameter. Unlimited number of tables can be saved for routine use.
Configurable results table including derived parameters displayed on screen. Data transfer directly to Microsoft Excel. Template for Field, Feature, Histogram, PSA Summary, User Defined, CSV and output tables Measurements can be made either from Sorcerer or Excel. Direct transfer of data to an Oracle database.
Multiple configurations can be saved for different applications e.g. PSA, Colony Counting, UDS, SBA, OPA and antibiotic assays.
Images can be saved and retrieved as Windows Bitmap files, high-bit-depth images or as jpegs with or without overlays. Auto image save for each measurement.
Configurable data entry points against each session (e.g. Study ID, Compound). Input masks to validate entries.
Encoded audit trail files automatically record all system activity including settings, measurement data and edits. Can prompt user to enter reason for edits, deletes. Audit data can also be sent direct to Oracle databases.
Supervisor, Advanced user and User access levels User administration programs. Additional locks on individual menus and menu items.
Electronic signatures and records
Links to System Access Manager for total compliance with the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 rule on electronic signatures and electronic records.
Recommended minimum configuration for Sorcerer
- Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) or 7 (32- or 64-bit).
- Microsoft Office 2002 or later.
- Oracle 10g or 11g if you intend to use a database.
- One free FireWire port, or one free PCIe slot for FireWire board.
- Two monitors, one with a resolution of 1920×1200 or higher.