Ocus Software Releases

Latest additions to the Grundium Ocus® software

On this page you will find descriptions of the latest software releases for the Grundium Ocus microscope scanners. It is good practice to always keep your software up to date. Grundium usually rolls out SW releases several times per year with improvements and fixes, which make your scanner perform better.


Release window: 12/2022-01/2023
Scanner models eligible: Ocus40 (MGU-00002, MGU-00003, MGU-00004), and Ocus20 (MGU-00005, MGU-00006)

New features:

Extended Depth Of Field (EDOF) Scan Mode EDOF optimizes focus by selecting from multiple local focus levels within a field of view. It is similar to Z-stacking, but it produces a smaller file with a single layer image faster.

Auto Logout (security improvement) An Ocus scanner can be set to automatically log out after a set time to help prevent unauthorized access to the scanner and stored files.

User Log (security improvement) Time-stamped log of users and accessed functions (logins, scans, viewings, openings, and exports of scanned files) add to data security (no track viewing of slides).

New Power Button Light Coding Improved logic in color and animation with e.g. red power button only indicating an error, and startup and yellow indicating shutdown sequence.

Wi-Fi/WLAN Access Point The user has now more control with Access Point mode entered manually.

Improved TIFF Processing Even large pyramid TIFF files load faster in viewers supporting pyramid layers. Added TIFF resolution metadata for better integration in automated workflows.

QR Code/Data Label The overhauled data label reader software enables more seamless file naming from QR code.

Optimisations, improvements and bug fixes Making your Ocus scanner yet a little faster and better

Keep your scanner online and powered on to receive the new software release. All Ocus®20 and Ocus®40 scanners around the world will automatically download the update. After the download, Ocus® users will be asked to confirm installation by clicking on a “update & reboot” button. You can click the “update & reboot” button whenever it is convenient for you.

To check your scanner's software version click on the i symbol in the top right corner of the Ocus scanner webpage. You will also find the user manual for your scanner by clicking the same i symbol.

For software release 6.xxx and earlier please contact Grundium.