Applied Vision 4 Software

With our Applied Vision 4 software (AV4), you can easily connect all your Ken-A-Vision digital products directly to your computer. The intuitive user-interface was designed with input from educators to help you make the most of your classroom time while still creating and presenting attention-grabbing materials.

Ken-A-Vision’s Applied Vision 4 works with all our digital microscopes and cameras and has all the features needed for the modern classroom setting.

Download the Applied Vision instruction manual here.

AV4 Connect


Connecting your digital world to your Ken-A-Vision digital microscope or camera is as easy as plugging in the USB cord to your computer.

  • Compatible with Windows and Macintosh
  • Compatible with interactive white boards
  • One software application for both microscopes and cameras
  • Simultaneously access multiple cameras, internet, saved files (documents, images, videos)
  • Plug-and-play

Visit our Legacy Software Downloads page for USB products built prior to 2009


AV4 Capture


With Applied Vision 4 Software you’ll capture the attention of your students as you capture still shots and videos. You can display, save, or share still images, time-lapse recordings, full recordings and much more. Play back instant replays of successful experiments, direct absent students to a teacher’s website of captured images/videos, and collect files for video-conferencing and distance learning. Use Applied Vision 4 to capture:

  • Still images
  • Videos
  • Time lapse recordings

See Applied Vision 4 in Action

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Applied Vision 4 is enhanced with analytical tools that compose text, lines and shapes, takes measurements, and allows for digital zoom and comparison of images.

See Applied Vision 4 in Action

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Absolutely Free

We designed and developed Applied Vision 4 with one goal in mind, create a scalable product that you purchase today and doesn’t require future investment, providing you optimized total cost of ownership. Each purchase of a Ken-A-Vision digital microscope or digital camera includes a software CD. Things happen – teachers move, classroom equipment is shared, computers are updated. Don’t worry. You can download AV4 here on the website, free of charge. We don’t even require you to register. It’s that easy.

It’s really free.

  • Free unlimited site licenses
  • Free software upgrades
    • Download the latest version at anytime
    • Notification of software updates are sent to you when AV4 is being used AND you are connected to the internet.


AV4 Features


Our many years in the education market has taught us to offer software that is feature-rich, but user-friendly. The extensive list below highlights just some of the key features you will enjoy.

Software Features

  • Compatible with Windows and Macintosh
  • Compatible with interactive whiteboard
  • Plug-and-play
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Multilingual
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
  • Suite of annotation tools
  • Multiple camera support
  • Full-screen viewing
  • Auto-adjust screen sizes
  • Image comparison
  • Digital zoom
  • Document orientation and rotation
  • Time-lapse recording
  • Measurement toolbar
  • Free software upgrades
  • Unlimited site licenses
  • Unlimited free downloads 24/7
  • Optimal total cost of ownership



The Applied Vision 4 Software, whether downloaded from the CD included in all digital product purchases or directly from our website, has the following requirements.

Microsoft WindowsWindows

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (or greater), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • 1.4 GHz (or greater) AMD or Intel processor
  • 512 MB RAM (or greater)
  • 150 MB free hard drive space
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card, preferably with hardware overlay support
  • USB 2.0
  • 800×600 or higher-resolution display with 256 colors or greater
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (for CD installation only)
  • Keyboard and mouse or compatible pointing device

Apple MacintoshMacintosh

  • Mac OS 10.6.8+
  • Intel processor
  • USB 2.0
  • 512 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (for CD installation only)
  • Keyboard and mouse or compatible pointing device

Visit our Legacy Software Downloads page for USB products built prior to 2009