Coolscope VS is a digital microscope featuring an integrated software suite for virtual microscopy. The microscope offers a cost-effective Virtual Slide solution to pathologists, clinical researchers and medical educators by integrating a high-precision optical microscope, a five mega pixel digital camera, web server and database at a fraction of the cost of competing systems. It lets users digitize entire glass slide specimens, or specific areas of interest, and then create a virtual slide with the quality and resolution similar to the original glass slide viewed on a microscope. The results are high-resolution diagnostic quality digital images viewable through a PC or standard web browser, anywhere, anytime. Bacus’ WebSlide Server, a personal desktop Internet/Intranet server, is designed to provide virtual slides for access on a network through the Coolscope VS. The server allows multiple users to observe a synchronized view of a particular slide along with an interactive pointer and discussion window. Coolscope VS is suitable for universities and colleges, teaching hospitals, medical, dental and veterinary schools, and is also useful for clinical and research applications. Life sciences students can use the microscope to remotely control the microscope over the internet, and to view the same slide specimen simultaneously.