product design

Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software

Specifications

General

Recommended Computer System Requirements

For Imaging Applications (Lionheart FX, Cytation 5 and Cytation 3)

  • 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 10 Professional
  • Intel® Core i5 (4th generation) Processor or higher
  • Intel® 8 USB Chipset or higher
  • 8 GB RAM or greater
  • 128 GB Hard Drive space or greater*
  • Monitor resolution of 1600 x 900**
  • Software:
    (Lionheart FX requires Gen5 3.0 or higher)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v 9.0 or later (for online Help)
  • Microsoft Excel for Quick Export and PowerExport:
    Gen5 3.0: Excel 2007 (32-bit edition only) or Excel 2010 - 2016 (32- and 64-bit editions) 
    Gen5 2.0: Excel 2007 - 2013 (32-bit editions only)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Connectivity:
  • USB 3 port for camera
  • USB 2 or 3 port for instrument

*Each image is approximately 2MB in size. Image file management is the responsibility of the user. For best performance, use an RJ-45 Lan connector for network use. Do not connect to a network using WiFi.
**Gen5 is not designed for use on very high resolution monitors, e.g. 4K or 5K monitors.

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For General Multi-Mode Detection Applications.

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (Professional editions). Gen5 3.0 requires 64-bit OS,
    Gen5 2.09 and lower requires 32- or 64-bit OS.
  • Intel Core i5 or higher
  • 2G RAM or greater
  • 2 GB hard drive space
  • Monitor resolution 1280 x 800** Keyboard/mouse
  • Software: 
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v 9.0 or later (for online Help)
  • Microsoft Excel for Quick Export and PowerExport:
    Gen5 3.0: Excel 2007 (32-bit edition only) or Excel 2010 - 2016 (32- and 64-bit editions)
    Gen5 2.0: Excel 2007 - 2013 (32-bit editions only)
  • Serial or USB 2.0 or 3.0 port for BioTek instrument connection
  • USB port for software installation

*For Cytation customers who may plan to upgrade to imaging, a 64-bit OS is required for the USB 3.0 camera.
** Gen5 is not designed for use on very high resolution monitors, e.g. 4K or 5K monitors

Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.

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