ZEISS Portal Trial License Manager

1. Introduction

You want to ensure you see fantastic benefits from your new tools. With the new Licence Manager, you can trial ZEISS software packages at no cost. You can trial every software package once and, if you have any questions or would like to purchase a license, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

2. What Is the Right Trial License for Me?

Depending on your instrument and the image analysis workflow you would like to test, you can choose from several ZEN and Labscope trial licenses and license bundles.

You can use the following matrix to pick the right trial bundle for you:

We have a microscope running ZEN (blue edition)*. I would like to unlock and test additional acquisition modules on the microscope that are currently not available.

ZEN (blue edition) Image Acquisition Trial Bundle

I would like to open files generated by ZEN (blue edition)* for further analysis on a computer that is not connected to a microscope. For this trial, I will install offline ZEN version (ZEN desk) on a computer with no existing licensed ZEN installation.

ZEN (blue edition) Image Analysis Trial Bundle

We have a microscope running ZEN core**. I would like to unlock and test additional acquisition modules on the microscope that are currently not available.

ZEN core Image Analysis Trial Bundle

I would like to open files generated by ZEN core** for further analysis on a computer that is not connected to a microscope. For this trial, I will install an offline ZEN version (ZEN Analyzer) on a computer with no existing licensed ZEN installation.

ZEN core Image Acquisition Trial Bundle

I would like to test advanced acquisition functionality on an existing Labscope installation.

Labscope Module Fast Panorama

Labscope Module Multi Channel

* ZEN (blue edition) includes ZEN pro, ZEN system, ZEN Celldiscoverer, ZEN slidescan and ZEN Lattice Lightsheet

** ZEN core includes ZEN core, ZEN core SEM, ZEN core Smartproof and ZEN core Visioner

ZEN License Bundles

We offer the following ZEN license bundle types:

  • Image Acquisition Trial Bundles are used to unlock additional functionality on your ZEN-driven ZEISS microscope. No new ZEN software must be installed for the trial; the license bundle will enable additional functionality within your existing ZEN installation.

Please note: unlocked functionality will correspond to your currently installed ZEN version, and not to the newest available ZEN version. This license bundle cannot be used to install ZEN on a new computer, or to upgrade an existing ZEN to the newest version.

  • Image Analysis Trial Bundles allow you to install an offline ZEN version (ZEN desk or ZEN Analyzer) on a computer that is not connected to a microscope. You can use any computer for the trial, as long as there is no existing licensed ZEN installed on it.

Each of the above bundles exists for ZEN (blue edition) and for ZEN core.

Detailed descriptions of the available ZEN trial bundles can be found here:

Labscope Trial Licenses

Labscope Trial license allows you to temporarily unlock additional imaging functionality on your existing Labscope instrument.

Detailed descriptions of the available trial license bundles can be found here:

3. Trial Process

After registering for a trial license, you will receive emails from us including a license activation information and software installation information. Next steps will depend on the product that you will test:

ZEN (blue edition) Image Acquisition Trial Bundle

  1. Register for a trial. Your trial license key will be delivered to your email.
  2. Activate licenses on your existing instrument according to the provided instructions.

ZEN core Image Acquisition Trial Bundle

ZEN (blue edition) Image Analysis Trial Bundle

  1. Register for a trial. Your trial license key will be delivered to your email.
  2. Download ZEISS Microscopy Installer from ZEISS Portal Download Center on the computer that you picked for the trial.
  3. Use ZEISS Microscopy Installer to install ZEN (blue edition) or ZEN core on a computer with no active ZEN installation.
  4. Activate licenses on the new ZEN installation according to the provided instructions.

Please note: Existing ZEN installation will be overwritten; do not use a computer with an existing licensed ZEN installation!

ZEN core Image Analysis Trial Bundle

Labscope Module Fast Panorama

  1. Register for a trial. Your trial license key will be delivered to your email.
  2. Open the Labscope module manager, click on “Free Trial or Purchase”, “Activate” and input the received license key.

Labscope Module Multi Channel

4. License Bundle Descriptions

ZEN (blue edition) Acquisition bundle

ZEN (blue edition) Acquisition trial license bundle will allow you to test advanced image analysis functionality using your ZEN (blue edition) powered instrument. You will unlock the additional functionality directly in your existing ZEN installation without having to install a new ZEN version.

Please note: unless your ZEN (blue edition) is up to date, you will not be able to test functionality that that is only available in newer versions of ZEN. Unlocked features will also not offer the capabilities offered in the newest ZEN versions.

If you are interested in upgrading your ZEN version, please refer to ZEISS Software Finder or contact your local ZEISS representative.

The trial license bundle includes the following ZEN modules:

  • 3Dxl
  • 3DXl plus
  • Advanced Processing
  • APEER (on-site) Advanced
  • Automated Photomanipulation
  • BioApp Cell Counting
  • BioApp Confluency
  • BioApp Gene and Protein Expression
  • BioApp Automated Spot Detection
  • CAT
  • Colocalization
  • Connect
  • Connect 2D Add-on
  • Connect 3D Add-on
  • Data Storage Client
  • Deconvolution
  • Direct Processing
  • EM Processing Toolbox
  • Experiment Designer
  • Extended Focus
  • FRAP Efficiency Analysis
  • FRET
  • Guided Acquisition
  • HDR Confocal Basic
  • Image Analysis
  • Intellesis
  • Intellesis Object Classification
  • Macro Environment
  • Physiology (Dynamics)
  • Shuttle & Find
  • Software Autofocus
  • Third Party Import
  • Tiles & Positions
  • Time Series
  • Z-Stack
ZEN (blue edition) Analysis Bundle

ZEN (blue edition) Analysis trial license bundle will convert your PC to an image analysis workstation and allow you enjoy the complete analysis and image processing power of ZEN desk at home or in your office. ZEN desk is the image processing and analysis version of ZEN (blue edition). It can run on any computer that is not connected to a microscope, for example at home, in the lab or in your office.

Please note: Do not install a trial version of ZEN (blue edition) Analysis on a computer with a previous active ZEN installation or on a microscope workstation.

After the trial license expires, your ZEN desk will automatically revert to ZEN lite, which will allow you to open ZEN images and do simple analysis and visualization. Advanced image analysis functionality will become inaccessible.

The trial license bundle includes the following ZEN modules:

  • 3DXl plus
  • 3Dxl
  • APEER (on-site) Advanced
  • Advanced Processing
  • Airyscan
  • BioApp Automated Spot Detection
  • BioApp Cell Counting
  • BioApp Confluency
  • BioApp Gene and Protein Expression
  • Colocalization
  • Connect
  • Connect 3D Add-on
  • Counting Add-on FCS and FCCS
  • Counting and basic FCS
  • Data Storage Client
  • Deconvolution
  • Direct Processing
  • EM Processing Toolbox
  • FCS FCCS Add-on PCH
  • FCS FCCS Add-on extended
  • FRAP Efficiency Analysis
  • FRET
  • Image Analysis
  • Intellesis
  • Intellesis Object Classification
  • Lattice Lightsheet Processing
  • Macro Environment
  • Physiology (Dynamics)
  • Third Party Import
  • ZEN desk
ZEN core Acquisition Bundle

ZEN core Acquisition trial license bundle will allow you to test advanced image analysis functionality using your ZEN core powered instrument. You will unlock the additional functionality directly in your existing ZEN installation without having to install a new ZEN version.

Please note: unless your ZEN core is up to date, you will not be able to test functionality that that is only available in newer versions of ZEN. Unlocked features will also not offer the capabilities offered in the newest ZEN versions.

If you are interested in upgrading your ZEN version, please refer to ZEISS Software Finder or contact your local ZEISS representative.

The trial license bundle includes the following ZEN modules:

  • APEER (on-site) Advanced
  • Advanced Processing
  • Cast Iron Analysis
  • Comparative Diagrams
  • Connect
  • Connect 2D Add-on
  • Data Storage Client
  • Extended Focus
  • Grain Size Analysis
  • Image Analysis
  • Intellesis
  • Intellesis Object Classification
  • Layer Thickness Measurement
  • Linkam
  • Macro Environment
  • Measurement
  • Multi-Channel Acquisition (ZEN core only)
  • Multiphase Analysis
  • NEO pixel Connector
  • Online measurement
  • Qual Data Export
  • Software Autofocus
  • Third Party Import
  • Tiles & Positions
ZEN core Analysis Bundle

ZEN core Analysis trial license bundle will convert your PC to an image analysis workstation and allow you enjoy the complete analysis and image processing power of ZEN Analyzer at home or in your office. ZEN Analyzer is the image processing and analysis version of ZEN core. It can run on any computer that is not connected to a microscope, for example at home, in the lab or in your office.

Please note: Do not install a trial version of ZEN core Analysis on a computer with a previous active ZEN installation or on a microscope workstation.

After the trial license expires, your ZEN Analyzer will automatically revert to ZEN starter, which will continue to allow you to open ZEN images and do simple analysis and visualization. Advanced image analysis functionality will become inaccessible.

The trial license bundle includes the following ZEN modules:

  • APEER (on-site) Advanced
  • Advanced Processing
  • Cast Iron Analysis
  • Comparative Diagrams
  • Connect
  • Data Storage Client
  • Grain Size Analysis
  • Image Analysis
  • Intellesis
  • Intellesis Object Classification
  • Layer Thickness Measurement
  • Macro Environment
  • Measurement
  • Multiphase Analysis
  • NEO pixel Connector
  • Non-Metallic Inclusion Analysis (NMI)
  • Qual Data Export
  • Technical Cleanliness Analysis (TCA)
  • Third Party Import
  • ZEN Analyzer
Labscope Module Multi Channel

Labscope Module Multi Channel provides an easy solution for acquisition of fluorescence and transmitted light images in independent channels.

Module features:

  • acquisition of up to 4 fluorescence channels + 1 transmitted light channel
  • smart fluorescence channel overwrite
  • easy fluorescence channels setup with manual microscopes
  • compatibility with Smart Microscopy
  • multichannel view including image processing
  • report generation with MCF images

Please note: In the current version (Labscope v3.3 on Windows) the module is available for the following cameras: Axiocam 105 color, Axiocam 202 mono, Axiocam 208 color, Axiocam 305 mono/color The module is also available for Labscope iPad version and the following cameras: Axiocam 202 mono and Axiocam 208 color. Trial license for iPad version of Labscope can be requested via Labscope module manager.

Labscope Module Fast Panorama

Labscope Module Fast Panorama will allow you an easy acquisition of whole slide images (WSI) with manual microscopes. By manually moving the stage, images of the specimen will be stitched together automatically into a panoramic image.

Please note: In the current version (Labscope v3.3 for Windows) the module is available for ZEISS Axiocam 305 camera only.

Module features:

  • flexible choice of sample
  • flexible magnification and objective class
  • flexible contrast methods
  • shading correction
  • improved stitching
  • position search function

Minimal PC specifications: i5 (8th Gen) quad-core 3.0GHz, 8GB RAM