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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Nikon Instruments Software (NIS)-Elements Advanced Research (AR)
Nikon Instruments Software (NIS)-Elements Advanced Research (AR) Technology

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Description: Nikon Instruments Software (NIS)-Elements Advanced Research (AR) is an imaging technology that provides automated intelligence to microscopes, cameras, and peripheral components. This technology is designed for advanced research applications and features device control through full six-dimensional (X, Y, Z, lambda (wavelength), time and multipoint) image acquisition and a large array of image analyses features. Image analysis features include automated object counting, intensity measures over time, image stitching, deconvolution, and extended depth of focus functions. This technology offers information management for system-based microscopy.

This technology can store data on a user`s local drive, a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, a Microsoft Access database, or an Oracle Database. NIS-Elements AR can also export data in Microsoft Excel formatted files.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.11
Decision Date: 11/09/2023 at 19:23:10 UTC
Aliases: NIS-Elements
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Nikon
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/09/2023 at 19:23:10 UTC).