1.2 Mpixel Colony Counter with Color

high resolution colony counter at Topac
  • Resolve 0.05mm colonies
  • Read inhibition zones 0.3mm
  • 1.2 Megapixel color camera
  • Count 1000 colonies per second
  • Digital zoom
  • Computer controled light and background
  • Comprehensive image analysis software
  • Automatic adjustments for contrast and luminosity
  • Correction for agar defects
  • Separation of confluent colonies
  • Adjustable exclusion areas
  • Preset media type


This compact colony counter is applicable to a wide range of applications in food safety, pharmacology, environmental monitoring and clinical diagnostics. The SCAN 1200 can be used with virtually all types of dishes and culture media and complies fully with CFR21 part 11.
This model offering a range of advanced features in an economical package. Ideal for use applications such as food microbiology. All data is saved to Excel format files. The medium resolution color CCD camera produces high fidelity images of the target colonies. The integral image analysis software provides many automated functions via a windows interface. Define exclusion zones, different illumination scenarios, cluster separation and much more with the click of a mouse.
The system enables reading of inhibition zones with peni-cylinders, agar wells or paper disks. For bacteriology you can memorize your masks and analyze your dish in seconds visualizing antibiotic sensitivity as Red - resistant; Yellow intemediate; Green sensitive. The HD color image of the Petri dish in automatically saved.
The Scan® 1200 can read the Petri dishes up to 90 mm diameter.

The Scan® software complies with the FDA guidelines, for electronic signatures, audit trail and secure data. A supervisor level manages user accounts and passwords.

petri dish filtration membrane
petri film antiobiogram


Specifications Model
Camera CCD Color Camera
Digital Zoom x 28
Resolution 1.2 megapixels
Response time 1000 colonies per second
Minimum Colony size 0.05 mm
Illumination Source White LEDs
Lighting control Automatic 6 combinations, top, bottom light of dark background
Petri dishes Petri dishes (55-90 mm)

Counting on pour, surface, Spiral® and circle plated dishes.
Counting on chromogenic dishes
Muller Hinton agar, blood agar, chocolate agar
Petri Film, RIDA count or NeoFilm
Filtration membranes, paper disks, agar wells, peni-cylinders

Preset media types PCA/TSA, MRS, VRBL, TBX, TSC, Baird Parker, GVPC, L.Mono, YM
Inhibition Zone 0.3 mm resolution up to 8 zones on 90 mm plate
Color Detection up to 7 colors on the same dish
Dimensions / weight 28.5 x 26.5 x 37.5 cm / 9.4 kg
Operating System Windows™ 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows™ 8 or 10
Computer recommended Intel (Quad core recommended) Intel i5 or i7 or AMD FX 6000 and superior
2.45 Ghz or better
AMD or NVIDIA graphicard (chipsets not recommended)
Screen 1280 x 1280
Connection to PC USB
Power Supply 100-240 V ∼ 50/60 Hz
Compliance GLP (Good laboratory Practice), CFR 21 part 11, ISO 15189, ISO 7218, ISO 4833-2, NF V08-034, NF V08-100, AOAC 977.27, FDA-BAM standards


Scan 1200 Complete colony counter including
Software on CD ROM
3 Control Dishes
Quick start guide and user manual
 Computer Desktop PC ready to use with software preinstalled Call
 laser Bar code Reader -Optional accessory Call