The Olympus-SIS 2 Megapixel CMOS color camera ALTRA20 offers excellent properties for use in standard brightfield applications and is superb for digital documentation purposes. The ALTRA20 comes with the base-level software analySIS getIT for live-image display and image acquisition as well as for loading and print out of images. Via the TWAIN interface, camera images are directly available within TWAIN-supporting applications. In addition, the ALTRA20 is fully integrated with the analySIS FIVE software environments. This provides users with professional image processing, image analysis, archiving and report generation directly following acquisition. In conjunction with its excellent cost/performance ratio, the ALTRA20 is the ideal introductory-level model for digital image acquisition for light microscopes.