Product News: Portable 2D barcode reader

The Ziath Handheld 2 tube reader for rapid and accurate sample tube reading

23 Feb 2024

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Single-handed tube reading using a Handheld 2 tube reader

Azenta Life Sciences has introduced The Ziath Handheld 2 tube reader for rapid and accurate reading of individual 2D barcoded sample tubes. The reader can be held and operated in one hand, leaving the other free for tube handling.

The intuitive device software comes pre-loaded and boots up immediately allowing you to read tube codes, review or edit the tube contents, and use preloaded 'pick lists' to check off individual tubes as they are retrieved from the freezer. These four functions are displayed on the Handheld 2 screen with large icons so that method selection is easier even when wearing protective gloves.

Compatible with all 2D Datamatrix coded tubes, the Handheld 2 connects via Wi-Fi to desktop PCs enabling remote upload and download of files. This remote functionality allows the user to upload from a list of relevant tubes, then from the freezer, the Handheld 2 reader can use the Pick List function to check each tube off after storage retrieval.

Editing sample data whilst mobile is easier with the Handheld 2 tube reader. Using a Wi-Fi connection, if an aliquot is from a tube, it is possible to update the central inventory management system remotely.

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