Nikon announces educational microscope ECLIPSE Ei for remote teaching and enhanced learning experience

Nikon today announced the release of the ECLIPSE Ei educational microscope, designed for intuitive operation and an improved learning experience. The Nikon ECLIPSE Ei educational microscope features a streamlined design focused on intuitive operation to further remove the learning barrier for first-time users. Images can be easily shared with fellow classmates, whether it be in-person, or remote, when combined with the Digital Sight 1000 microscope camera and optional NIS-Elements L imaging software. By providing an intuitive learning experience, the ECLIPSE Ei enables students to focus on the wonderful discoveries seen through the microscope.

The ECLIPSE Ei’s Online Guide provides quick and easy access to tutorials, empowering students to learn independently. The Nikon ECLIPSE Ei’s Online Guide is a mobile-friendly, web-based operation manual featuring video tutorials and images. The guide can be quickly accessed on a mobile device by scanning a QR code on the microscope. This easily accessible guide empowers students to learn how to use the microscope independently and is a useful resource for reviewing microscope operation guidelines. The ECLIPSE Ei educational microscope can be easily configured for remote education.

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By combining the ECLIPSE Ei and the optional Digital Sight 1000 microscope camera, instructors and students can easily share specimen images using a large monitor or tablet PC and projector, enabling an entire classroom to share in the moment of wonderment and discovery of the microscopic world. In addition, microscopic images can be shared with other PCs or mobile devices by connecting the ECLIPSE Ei to a tablet PC and the optional NIS-Elements L imaging software. These images can be easily shared through video conferencing platforms for virtual teaching. Digital Solutions provided by Nikon foster the fun of learning and capture the curiosity of students.

The Nikon ECLIPSE Ei features an ergonomic design which encourages natural posture when using the microscope and minimizes fatigue. Operating components are strategically color-coded and labeled with easy-to-understand illustrations for a seamless, intuitive operating experience. The unique design not only improves ease of teaching but also allows students to quickly understand how to operate the microscope on their own. Condenser aperture positions are color-coded to match the labels on each objective. This color-coding allows users to quickly optimize the condenser aperture position for the objective lens they are using, resulting in higher quality images every time.

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The ECLIPSE Ei features a compact, lightweight design (approximately 5.2 kg) to improve portability. The unique design also features strategic curves and hollows that allow users to quickly and stably carry the microscope. Despite being lighter, the ECLIPSE Ei is designed to withstand rough handling and provides a stable platform for viewing microscopic details. An integrated holder for the AC adaptor and a cord wrap system ensure users never lose power cords. As there is a growing need for new communication tools that empower students to share their experiences and to support online/remote education following the spread of COVID-19, students will benefit a lot from Nikon ECLIPSE Ei. Nikon ECLIPSE Ei educational microscope will be available from September 30, 2020.