Jena/Germany | 25 February 2019 | ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
ZEISS ZEN core is a powerful software suite for microscopy imaging, automated analyses, and multi-modal workflows in connected materials laboratory environments. With the new release, materials researchers are now even more efficient. ZEISS ZEN core is not only used as a powerful tool for image analysis and interactive control of microscopes. As a lab infrastructure solution, ZEISS ZEN core enables multi-modal workflows in connected lab environments with a single general user interface (GUI).
The new ZEISS ZEN core module Non-Metallic Inclusion Analysis completes the metallography and materials modules. This module helps to identify the type and number of non-metallic inclusions (NMI) in steels aiming to meet international standards. As impurities or defects can cause a component to fail or impact its tensile strength, toughness, and fatigue, this is an important measure in the quality assurance and manufacturing process of steel and other metals.
ZEISS ZEN Intellesis for image segmentation using machine learning is now a ZEISS ZEN core software module. Images that had to be processed manually can now be segmented automatically which provides the user with more time for the actual image analysis.
With ZEISS ZEN Connect, now also integrated into ZEISS ZEN core, users organize and visualize different microscopy images and data from the same sample in their context all in one place.
ZEISS ZEN Data Storage enables central data management. This means experts and non-experts alike can share instrument presets, workflows, data, and reports with ease. They can separate image acquisition from post-acquisition works, outsourcing analyses to separate office workstations. As a result, the microscopy workstations can be used more efficiently for image acquisition. Since all data can be accessed from different systems and locations, ZEISS ZEN Data Storage facilitates connected work in multi-user laboratories.
The new modules now integrated into ZEISS ZEN core are a further step to developing the imaging and analysis software suite into a comprehensive infrastructure solution for networked materials laboratory environments.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems and offers solutions for correlative microscopy. The portfolio comprises of products and services for life sciences, materials and industrial research, as well as education and clinical practice. The unit is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.