1. If you don't
already have a login and password:
(If you already have a login and password, skip to step 2.)
Register a new username: You will need a username (login) and
password, so to use the iScope.
Once you have a user name and password (you should have seen a confirmation
screen), continue down this page to download the iScope software.
If you have a login and password already (or if you just got one):
| New release (02/01/05) iScope Client 1.2, Gumbo 2.8 and Aria
3D 1.7 are now available. The new versions include bug fixes, optimization and new features. All old versions are still available in the Archives for downloading, but they most likely contain bugs and may be incompatible with the latest iScope server software. It is beta software, so unexpected operation may occur.
| Note (09/09/05) Starting from iScope Client 1.2, Gumbo 2.8 and Aria 3D 1.7, a update detection mechanism has been provided that automatically informs the user when the new release is available.
Download the iScope Client Software: There are two components to the iScope client software: Gumbo and Aria 3-D.
Versions of these programs are available for most
Linux distributions, all modern versions of Windows, and Mac OS X.
iScope Client Suite: both Gumbo and Aria3-D
As of Gumbo v2.7 and Aria3D v1.5, these two components of the iScope Client now feature more integration - specifically the ability to launch Aria3D from within Gumbo. Because of this new feature, it was decided that it is best to distribute these two programs together. However, at this time they can still download and operate independently should you wish to use them in such a manner.
Gumbo: for microscope control, slide browsing, and Z-axis movie queueing:
"Gumbo," or the Graphical User Mouse Brain Obtainer, allows the user to connect to
our iScope server and control one of three online microscopes. Currently only a single slide is available on each microscope,
but an automatic slide changer is in the prototyping stages. When it is completed, users will have
access to over 600 slides from our collection. Gumbo also serves as an interface for users to request the creation of
z-axis movies from the iScope server. The user can request the creation of a movie at any location on the tissue and specify the
step in the z-axis. You will be notified by email when your focus-through movies are ready.
Aria 3-D: for viewing focus-through movies and stereology:
You may want to view the Online Tutorial before installing and using the software.
After using Gumbo to request that specific areas of a slide be imaged, "Aria 3-D" (Automated Remote Image Analysis) is used to browse through and view these
movies. Aria 3-D doesn't directly interface with the microscopes; it downloads previously-generated movies from the iScope server,
and allows you to rapidly focus through them and count cells. Since movie queuing is disabled in the current version of Gumbo
you will be able to view movies from our library, but not request your own.
Note to Users: If you are experimenting with the
iScope and want to view a particularly lovely case, please search for case# 242a or 470b.