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OMERO Platform v3

Overview of OMERO

The previous version of OME Remote Objects (OMERO) was a Java Enterprise application that provides integration, visualisation, management, and analysis of biological image data. (For the latest versionm see omero)

This suite of Java-based tools for data visualisation and management, the OMERO clients, is cross-platform. To run on your computer they require that Java 1.5 (or 1.6) be installed. This is included with most modern systems and is an easy install for others from

The OMERO.insight client gets all of its information from a remote OMERO server — the location of the server is specified at login. Since this connection utilises a standard network connection, the client can be run anytime the user is connected to the internet.

There are a number of demonstration videos available providing an overview of the applications. For an initial impression please browse out screenshots. For a detailed overview of the OMERO clients, see the OMERO.clients Trac page.

OMERO Technical Overview

OMERO.server is a hybrid application that includes JBOSS and ICE applications providing access to the OMERO binary image repository and image metadata and annotations in a relational database managed by PostgreSQL bearing a representation of the OME Data Model. All object-relational mapping runs through Hibernate.

Omero System Overview

The OMERO server is built as a set of separate but linked subsystems. These are fully described at our ServerDesign page. All image data imported into an OMERO server is split into two types: binary pixel data is stored in an image repository and accessed through a Rendering Engine while all image and experimental metadata are stored within a relational database and accessed through the OMERO Metadata Service.

Most other technical documentation is located on the developer maintained Trac systems for either server or clients.

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