ZEISS ZEN core
Software Suite for Connected Microscopy from the Materials Lab to Production
ZEN core handles more than just microscopy imaging. ZEN core is the most comprehensive suite of imaging, segmentation, analysis, and data connectivity tools for multi-modal microscopy in connected material laboratories.
One Interface for all ZEISS Microscopes in a Multi-user Environment
From entry-level stereo microscopes to fully automated imaging systems, ZEN core provides you with a unified user interface for ZEISS microscopes and cameras. Perform multi-modal workflows and correlate light and electron microscopy. Connect all imaging and analytcal data between systems, laboratories, and locations.
Advanced Imaging and Automated Analysis
ZEN core is your command center for automated imaging and analysis functions on compound light microscopes. Use built-in automated image acquisition routines and benefit from the consistency of an advanced and repeatable workflow.
ZEN core offers automated image segmentation based on machine learning algorithms and analysis functionality such as phase analysis or particle counting.
Infrastructure Solutions for the Connected Laboratory
Link all your ZEISS imaging and microscope solutions to a single, familiar GUI - ZEN core provides the infrastructure for connected laboratory environments. Obtain maximum meaningful information from your parts or materials samples. The GUI is designed speciﬁcally for use in materials analysis available on all ZEISS light and electron microscopes with motorized stages.
New Packaging Structure
Simplified Access to Endless Possibilities
ZEN software provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution for any microscopy user, continuously evolving to address emerging materials research applications with added features, e.g., automated smart acquisition, intuitive image analysis, and cloud-based data management. Yet, the increased capabilities also make the ZEN ecosystem complex. With the newest ZEN version, you get simplified options that make the numerous capabilities of the software more accessible. Many ZEN modules show great synergy and have been frequently combined to get your specific job done. Using that as the guiding principle, all the powerful software functionalities have been consolidated into a simple set of acquisition, toolkit, and application packages tailored to your experiments. The packages come with a substantial price saving compared to the individual modules, so you can get more value for your investment.
Perform basic image acquisition of multi-channel fluorescence and time-lapse experiments with manual, coded, and motorized microscopes.
Automatically acquire images at different focus positions. Combine them to create an image with a greater depth of field. Record high-resolved images of large samples by automatically scanning pre-defined areas.
Automatically identify positions in overview images and create detail scans.
Control Linkam heating and cooling stages with this interface.
Read out of coded microscope components.
Employ extended image processing functions and perform automatic 2D image analysis guided by an intuitive software wizard.
Employ extended image processing functions, visualize 3D image stacks with advanced rendering tools, and perform 3D image analysis guided by an intuitive software wizard.
Segment, classify, and denoise images based on machine learning algorithms accessible through a dedicated user interface for training AI models. Training interfaces are included.
Acquire and correlate images from different instruments such as light and electron microscopes, with a sample-centric workspace and a dedicated file management system. Perform workflows in 2D and 3D, optionally simplified by using L-marker calibration.
Customize and automate image acquisition, processing, and analysis with a dedicated Python script editor for recording, debugging, and code completion.
Maintain GxP compliance for your images, tables, and reports when working in regulated environments such as pharmaceutical companies. Ensure traceability and accountability (precondition for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance).
Perform layer thickness measurements and analyses of grain size, cast iron or mulitphases. Compare diagrams with standard charts. Obtain AI-ready results and optionally perform image segmentation or object classification later using the AI Toolkit.
Perform automated imaging, classification and reporting of non-metallic inclusions in steel.
Perform automated identification and classification of particles compliant to cleanliness standards.
TEM Lamella Prep
Prepare lamellae for TEM investigations on ZEISS Crossbeam using an automated workflow.
Automatically lift out and attach readily prepared lamellae to a TEM grid.
Acquire large EM tile images on ZEISS FE-SEMs via defined imaging protocols.