The Odyssey is an infrared fluorescent scanner. It has two lasers, which operate at 680 and 780nm, for the detection of infrared fluorescent dyes. Since the odyssey is a two channel instrument it can record data for either wavelength separately or both wavelengths simultaneously. This machine is especially useful for detection of infrared-dye Western blots, as well as in-gel fluorescence and microplate readings.
The instrument control software runs in Windows XP and the workstation is part of the laboratory network. Hard copy printing is handled by the laboratory's workgroup printer. Electronic data can be retrieved either by use of a USB flash drive or by e-mailing the data as an attachment.