A New Way to Teach in the Classroom: Wi-Fi Capable Microscopes

Leica is introducing two new options to streamline classroom sharing, teaching and usability.

The first is the new Leica EZ4 W educational stereo microscope with a built-in Wi-Fi-capable 5-megapixel camera.


The second is the Leica ICC50 W Wi-Fi-capable 5-megapixel camera add-on that has been built to fit between the viewing tube and the body of any manual Leica DM compound microscope.


These instruments are a useful resource when paired up with the free Leica AirLab App available on both iOS and Android. You’ll be able to capture, annotate, share, and organize your images.

“Since Learning content is transferred directly to the students’ devices, teachers can engage them more easily and promote team work. They can share results, work together, and network wherever they are,” said Vince Vaccarelli, Leica Microsystems product manager. “The interactive, digital platform increases attention and simplifies note-taking as well as assignments with image annotations.”

The standalone Leica EZ4 W microscope comes with:

  • 8x to 35x magnification
  • Zoom ratio of 4.4:1
  • 7-way LED illumination

If you already have an upright compound microscope then the Leica ICC50 W add-on might be a better fit for you.

Microscopy in the classroom just got a lot more accessible.