The NanoStation 4.0 software offers the novice user a simple and clean interface free of clutter while the more advanced user can easily access features allowing further control of the microscope functions. With the intuitive software, users are able to view and save images quickly and easily with great detail.
In the lower left corner, either the standard chamber view camera view or sample holder schematic is displayed. In the upper left corner of the interface, the Mini Map is an image collected at the lowest magnification desired for the field of view or area of interest. As the user navigates to other location on the sample and at higher magnifications, the location of the current field of view is indicated on the Mini Map (yellow rectangle).
All of the “slider” controls can be easily adjusted by using a variety of techniques – dragging the indicator, using the mouse scroll wheel, a +/- button, the keyboard or the “auto” feature.
In addition to keyboard shortcuts preferred by advanced users for some functions like focus, the software gives easy access to all microscope and imaging adjustments via mouse click or mouse scroll wheel. All of the various functional control groups are logically organized on the software interface with less common settings located out of view on secondary windows.