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New install video for SPOT Basic Software, MAC Version!

New install video for SPOT Basic Software, PC Version!

SPOT Software

The current SPOT Software is compatible with Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit) and Windows 10* (32 and 64-bit). It is also compatible with Mac OS 10.8-10.13. SPOT software upgrades, trial versions, and replacement copies are available for purchase at our online webstore.

* NOTE: PCI- and PCIe-connected cameras are not supported on Windows 10.

SPOT Basic Software

Simple and easy to use interface includes:

  • Live image preview with focus gauge and magnifier
  • Automatic white balance
  • Time lapse and movie file export
  • Measurements, calibration marks, and annotations
  • Custom reports

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SPOT Advanced Software

Expanded imaging toolkit includes all of the SPOT Basic features, plus the features below:

  • Image merging and pseudo-coloring for monochrome fluorescence images
  • Macro scripting and custom dialog creation
  • Database archival
  • Support for modules: Quantitive Imaging, Extended Depth of Focus, Peripheral Device Control, Image Overlay, and Extended Third Party Interface

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Camera Firmware

Updates the firmware on SPOT RTsCMOS, Insight sCMOS, Idea, Pursuit, and Xplorer camera models.

SPOT Third Party Driver Software

Drivers for using SPOT cameras with other software packages


A well-documented software development kit for integrating SPOT cameras with custom software on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The API offers a flexible C based interface, making it easy to build SPOT camera support in any project.

Product Information and Literature

Downloadable specification sheets and user manuals