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Tracing 2D Coded Tubes with Synchronized Reader and Software

publication date: Jan 29, 2019
author/source: Micronic B.V.

Micronic Rack Reader DR500 & Micronic Code Reader Software

Micronic is pleased to announce the release of the new Micronic Rack Reader DR500 complete with in-house designed Micronic Code Reader Software.

Optimized for rapid and accurate sample identification, the DR500 can scan and decode a whole rack of 2D data-matrix codes in less than 5 seconds and a single 96-well format tube in less than 2 seconds. Its small benchtop footprint makes the DR500 an efficient, space saving option for organizing laboratory sample inventory. The new DR500 is fully compatible with most brands of 2D Data-Matrix coded tubes whether they are in a 96-, 48- or 24-well format. Now with versatile power options, the DR500 can be powered via external power supply or by USB, allowing users the ability to decode a rack of tubes using only a laptop. The DR505 option will also feature an anti-frost system, which minimizes condensation of frozen samples on the scanner plate. Additionally, the CSV-file output enables users to smoothly integrate the Micronic software into their laboratory information management system (LIMS). 

Micronic Code Reader Software

Fully compatible with the Micronic DR500 and Side Barcode Reader, the Micronic Code Reader Software is easy to install with no dongle required and offers a range of new and improved features. Developed on the basis of extensive user feedback, the new Micronic Code Reader Software features an automatic re-read function that ensures all the codes in a rack are deciphered quickly. After a rack is scanned, each cell contains a high-quality image of the code and tube ID, as well as a 'no tube, no code' feature if a tube cannot be found. Additional useful features include adjustment controls for brightness, contrast and threshold to optimize tube code display. Furthermore, the new Micronic Code Reader Software features an automatic code polarity recognition function, which allows users to scan white on black code surfaces and black on white code surfaces, further improving compatibility. All features in the new software are included as standard at no extra cost with free upgrades and technical support. 

1D Barcode Reader

The new Micronic Side Barcode Reader for the DR500 line can be attached to any side of the DR500 and can decode a 1D barcode in less than a second. Compatible with ANSI / SLAS format 1D barcoded racks, the side scanner eliminates the need to manually enter the barcode into the software, saving time for the user and minimizing potential identification errors.


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