Sharing, Connecting, and Collaborating
All MetaSystems products are ready for being connected with other systems, external databases, and the internet.
Important work is usually done in teams. Team members pool their different skills, share their experiences, and exchange data and knowledge. Multi-user Neon installations are no different from this: all systems share the same set of image and case data. Finely adjustable access rules regulate the data every single workstation or every user receives. Tasks can be differentially distributed among workstations. Dedicated Metafer scanning platforms act as image servers, Neon workstations are used for the analysis of images and for data maintenance. Users can access case data and images from their desk, or from the other side of the world.
Every Neon workstation is network-ready and well prepared for multi-user workspaces. Image and case data can either be stored on one of the Neon workstations and then shared with the other systems, or on the institute's main server. Neon takes care of user access rights, workflow organization, and up-to-date info on the processing status of any case and image.
Privileges of Neon users can be precisely adjusted. Neon administrators can create an unlimited number of user access levels, and each level can hold precise information about user rights on this level. Images and data files are encrypted, and settings files contain check sums to protect against unauthorized editing.
If users prefer to acquire images manually on a separate microscope this is perfectly supported by concept of the relocation station (ReloSys). ReloSys reads Metafer data and has a motorized stage. Like in Metafer, ReloSys users can relocate an object by selecting the corresponding gallery image on the screen. Once relocated, images of the object (e.g., a G-banded metaphase) can be acquired either with Ikaros and Isis, or even using a third party image acquisition software.