aCOLyte 3 HD is the latest affordable, automated colony counting device from Synbiosis. The aCOLyte 3 HD is available in one configuration and features new simple-to-use software that greatly improves efficiency, reliability and productivity over previous models.
The new aCOLyte 3 HD software uses a powerful new algorithm for colony counting on pour and spiral plates which until now were only found on the advanced ProtoCOL 3 models. Plates are automatically counted with results directly transferred to Excel or Open office.
The new style aCOLyte 3 HD accepts plates up to 90mm diameter. Lighting is provided by LEDs mounted above and below the sample area for both transmitted and epi illumination. A detachable screen can be used to eliminate strong ambient light if required.
aCOLyte 3 HD can be used with any conforming laptop or desktop PC and connects simply by using a USB port.
- Low Cost aCOLyte 3 HD is a low cost entry into electronic colony counting. Results and plate images are saved to a PC enabling traceability, consistency and report generation in Excel.
- Automated With the aCOLyte 3 HD plates can be counted rapidly. Typically plates can be counted accurately in under 1 second.
- Image display Unlike any manual system the aCOLyte 3 HD displays the image on your computer screen with counted colonies clearly marked. The zoom function allows the user to closely view plates, confirming accurate counting.
- Powerful algorithm The aCOLyte 3 HD uses the powerful Synbiosis algorithm for accurate counting. A colony separator automatically splits touching colonies to further improve the accuracy of the counting process.
- Sensitive CCD camera An integral CCD colour camera can be adjusted to increase the sensitivity of the detection, enabling colonies as small as 0.1mm to be imaged and counted.
- Switchable lighting The LED lighting can be switched from upper to lower options, enabling counting on both light and dark media.
- Database MS SQL Server Express database automatically stores all data.
aCOLyte 3 HD can be used for total viable counts in many environmental, food monitoring, pharmaceutical, clinical, and molecular biology applications.
Examples would include:
- E.coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella spp, and mixed organisms on plate count or nutrient agar.
- Staphylococcus aureus, and mixed organisms on plate count agar, columbia blood agar, or nutrient agar.
- E.coli on LB medium, and yeast on potato dextrose agar.