Leica Microsystems DVM2500 digital microscope is a combination of a FireWire camera and a compact control unit. The control unit integrates a LED light source with reserves for high magnifications. The use of standard Microsoft Windows interfaces facilitates the integration of the DVM2500 into existing IT infrastructures. For image analysis, the Leica Application Suite (LAS) provides a modular software solution that can be individually adapted to applications and upgrades. The device is compatible with all the zoom optics of the Leica VZ series and the optics can be changed.