The omniDOC is the first of two new systems from Cleaver Scientific offering high performance gel documentation and analysis at a relatively low cost. By providing many of the features used by leading gel documentation brands, but without the added price premium, each omniDOC system presents a simple but sophisticated imaging solution for most laboratories. A high resolution 5 mega pixel camera with slide-out UV transilluminator, and optional blue epi-illu -mination module and white light table, makes the omniDOC suitable for imaging most fluorescent and colorimetric gels, while a USB port requires a cable to connect the dark room assembly to an external PC for control. Imaging applicationsare made easy by a pre-focused camera that requires little orno manual adjustment, while simple one-click image acquisition and analysis software guides the user through every step of the gel documentation process. A front LED indicator panel reveals at a glance the light source in use, whereas a viewing screen with universal filter and spring-loaded cover facilitates safe and convenient gel inspection.
The omniDOCi shares all of the same features of the standard omniDOC, but with the added benefit of wireless connectivity to a remote laptop or tablet. Simply install the omniDOC image acquisition and analysis software on a laptop or tablet, place the gel on the transilluminator or white light table within the darkroom, and then begin image capture, using your preferred excitation source and filter, either by ‘pressing’ the tabs on the omniDOC’s front panel colour touchscreen, or by following the prompts within the software on your laptop or tablet. Once image acquisition is complete the gel may be analysed immediately using the complimentary analysis software included, or saved for later to perform analysis at a more convenient time and place.The software is downloadable as an app to iPAD, and Windows and Samsung Android tablets to provide full touch screen remote control, making the omniDOCi probably the most portable and versatile imaging system on the market.