Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Laboratory Managers a Method for Monitoring Instrument Use and Forecasting Downtime using Unity SmartCapture
18 Mar 2013

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today announced the Pittcon debut of Unity SmartCapture Asset Utilization Monitoring, a combination of innovative software technology and Unity Lab Services’ extensive service expertise. SmartCapture provides automated daily capture of detailed utilization information for all instruments in a lab, regardless of manufacturer, technique and control software. SmartCapture integrates seamlessly into most existing laboratory computing environments, and protects investments in software, instruments and training. Thermo Fisher will showcase the service within booth 1835 during Pittcon 2013, being held in Philadelphia from March 17-21, 2013.

Unity SmartCapture Asset Utilization Monitoring delivers significant benefits, including the ability to reduce unnecessary capital expenditures and laboratory downtime. This solution allows laboratories to match actual instrument usage to optimize service levels and adjust the schedule of planned services (e.g. preventive maintenance, operational qualification). In addition, the data can be leveraged to balance workloads and reduce downtime risk for nearly every instrument in the laboratory.


“SmartCapture enables laboratories to optimize their investments and make more informed decisions regarding future capital expenditures,” said Rodney Smith, president, Unity Lab Services. “This comprehensive solution reinforces our commitment to deliver premier service, and provides researchers with the support they need to maximize their uptime to focus on science and drive innovation.

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