CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager
The CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager is a non-destructive scientific instrument used to monitor the root growth and status collecting high-quality images.
Root development and function are vitally important for plant adaptation to the environment. The understanding of root biology is critically necessary to facilitate the improvement of crop performance, especially in the face of environmental constraints. The CI-600 is the only instrument available that enables researchers to capture non-destructive, high resolution, digital images to observe the development and function of a plant’s root system.
- Super high-resolution image up to 23.5 million pixels
- Linear scanning with no distortion
- Each scan provides a 360-degree image (21.59 × 19.56cm)
- Very portable and quick operation
- Allows observing root growth and behavior during an entire growing season or longer
- USB interface for laptop computer image storage
For finer roots systems, the CI-602 Narrow Gauge In-Situ Root Imager is recommended.
CI-600 Non-destructive root scanning in the field
Included tablet computer
Scanner operation in controlled via a provided, intel-powered Acer tablet with pre-installed specialty software.
One instrument, unlimited locations
Work beyond the rhizotron box – install root tubes anywhere & generate measurements from unlimited locations.
High-resolution root images
The In-Situ Root Imager is capable of producing images of up to 23.5 million pixels, with a scan resolution of up to 600 DPI.
Live-updating, 360° scans
Rotating the scanner in the tube produces live updating 360° images of the surrounding roots and soil.
Accurate root measurement
Be confident in your scan accuracy—the In-Situ Root Imager’s linear scanning system creates no image distortion to correct for later.
Use our free software RootSnap! to quickly and easily calculate root parameters such as length, area, volume, diameter & branching angle.
|Image Size||21.6 × 19.6 cm (8.5″ × 7.7″)|
|Scan Speed||30-480 seconds* depending on scanning resolution (100DPI-600DPI)|
|Image Resolution||Up to 600 DPI|
|Scan Head Dimensions||34.3 cm long × 6.35 cm diameter|
|Scanner Unit Weight||750g|
|System||Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10|
|Requirements||1GB Memory/RAM 1GHZ+ Processor
(Windows XP and Vista may work, however we are unable to provide technical support for users of these operating systems)
* Scan speeds for handheld tablet included with scanner. Scan speeds vary with device used to operate scanner.
Root Tube Dimensions
|Inner Diameter||2.5 in (6.35cm)|
|Outer Diameter||2.75 in (7cm)|
|Wall Thickness||0.12 in (3.2mm)|
|Standard Length||41.3 in (105cm)|