The European Virtual Microscopy Network

The aim of the network is to eliminate regional differences in connection and viewing speed, and to act as a platform for sharing and serving contents to the microscopy community

If virtual slides are served from a single location, it may result in considerable regional differences in viewing speeds. Users from regions near the server will experience very fast virtual microscopy, while users far away may encounter unacceptably slow viewing.
WMNetwork
Visit the slide seminars of the European Congress of
Pathology 2007 for a
Live demo of the network
 
  Our solution is to mirror identical copies of important projects on a network of servers around Europe. An intelligent system will guide the user's browser to always load image data from the fastest server.

Please visit the ECP 2007 pages to see a live demo of the network.

A virtual microscopy network will have a critical influence on the practical implementation of large scale quality assurance projects, delivery of educational material and arrangement of major congresses and slide seminars.


How to join the network

The WebMicroscope Server Solution is a complete software package for virtual microscopy. When users install the server software, they are automatically also connected to the virtual microscopy network.

The technical requirements on a virtual slide server are low. No HTML editing is needed. There are no limits on the number of virtual slides that can be hosted by an institutional slide server, only the amount of storage space must be sufficient for the own needs.

The WebMicroscope administration platform includes complete options to add virtual slides and their related information into applications such as slide seminars, atlases, quizes, exams, consultations etc. However, it is also possible to only use the viewing interface, and keep all other content on an own existing web server, see for example: Embedded & stand alone viewing window


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