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DeltaRAM™ X Millisecond Wavelength Switching (and Scanning) Fluorescence Microscope Illuminator

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DeltaRAM X
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Millisecond galvanometer switching microscope illuminator
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Tunable wavelengths anywhere from 250 to 650 nm
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Continuously adjustable bandpass
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TTL shutter
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Couplers for all fluorescence microscopes
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No alignment required and uniformity assured

The ideal fluorescence microscope illuminator for quantitative intracellular ion research of Fura-2 [Ca++], BCECF [pH], SBFI [Na+], FRET and much more

The patented DeltaRAM™ X microscope Illuminator is the ideal fluorescence illuminator for quantitative intracellular ion research. It utilizes a galvanometer based random access monochromator that can switch between any wavelength in 2 milliseconds. The DeltaRAM™ X is a complete, self contained, illuminator that includes a power supply, high intensity xenon light source, DeltaRAM™ X monochromator, TTL shutter and flexible liquid light guide. The wavelength position is a simple analog voltage control.  All you need to add is a microscope adapter for your fluorescence microscope and a USB or PCI DAC interface depending on the software you will be using to drive the illuminator.

The DeltaRAM was developed and patented by our sister company Photon Technology International (PTI) with hundreds of installed systems around the world. PTI is the pioneer in the quantitative ratio fluorescence marketplace having introduced the first patented ratio illuminator, the Deltascan™, shortly after the first Fura-2 publication. The DeltaRAM™ X is the newest standard illuminator used with the complete line of PTI EasyRatioPro and ImHD quantitative fluorescence imaging systems, as well as the PTI RatioMaster™ millisecond PMT photometry system.

The DeltaRAM™ X is widely recognized as the multi-wavelength illuminator of choice with outstanding reliability and customer support.

For a list of publications citing the DeltaRAM refer to our Applications Page.

Compatible DeltaRAM™ X vendor and software platforms

The DeltaRAM™ X can be controlled directly with a variety of third party imaging and instrument software, and OBB provides a number of USB and PCI driver interfaces to support these packages.

MetaMorph - MetaFluor
Nikon Elements
Molecular Devices:
MetaMorph, MetaFluor 
Micro Manager
Measurement Computing

Better than a Filter Wheel:
Key benefits of the DeltaRAM™ X versus traditional filter wheel illuminators

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Much faster wavelength switching times
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Vibration isolation
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Precise selection of any excitation wavelength and any spectral bandwidth
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Maximum dynamic range for ratiometric dyes (Fura-2 Rmax/Rmin = 40 with DeltaRAM™ X)
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Excitation wavelength scanning
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Much greater value for about the same price

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