Olympus has released its Database Solution module for the cellSens Dimension software suite. The module will simplify user workflow management, making it easier to capture, process and securely store images along with a variety of searchable and customisable metadata. Each image can be kept within a highly-structured system hierarchy, allowing users to organise based on classifications such as experiment, project or job. Data search and retrieval functionality is enhanced by the inclusion of customisable metadata, while extensive search functions and pre-defined search templates add to the accuracy of the process.
With the ability to act as a client-server platform, indexed files and data can be shared across a network with access and modification rights secured by password protection. In addition to providing local database functions, the new module can integrate with existing network infrastructures to provide a centralised data server based on Microsoft SQL Server Express, allowing images, data and observations to be shared between users and accessed from any computer that is part of the network.