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uScope Navigator (General)

Running the uScope from a Mac
uScope Navigator (General)

Information in this article applies to:

  • uScope Navigator V4.3 and Later

Article ID: NGN1144 — Created: 5 Feb 2018 — Reviewed: 6 Feb 2018

Question

Can I run the uScope from my Mac?

Answer

The uScope Navigator software is a PC application that is not designed to be run from a Mac.

Nonetheless, we have successfully connected the uScope to a Mac and have successfully browsed and scanned slides in all camera modes. Following are the system specifications for the environments we used:

Macbook Pro

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 2TB SSD, 16GB RAM
  • MacOS (OS X) High Sierra 10.13.3
  • Parallels Desktop 13
  • Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1
  • Thunderbolt-to-USB adapter
  • uScopeHXII-20 whole slide scanner
  • uScope Navigator v4.3 application software

Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013), 3.7GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon E5, 1TB SSD, 64GB RAM
  • MacOS (OS X) High Sierra 10.13.3
  • Parallels Desktop 13
  • Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1
  • uScopeHXII-10 whole slide scanner
  • uScope Navigator 4.3 application software

Special Settings

Other than adjusting the camera speed settings, no other special settings were required. Refer to the following knowledge base article for more information about adjusting camera speed:

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