Product News: Sample management on the move

Remote control of tube barcode readers via smart devices

06 Apr 2023

Ziath has launched a new version of its DP5 Network application that enables tube barcode readers and scanners to be remote controlled from a smart phone or tablet via a Wi-Fi connection.

Powered by the very latest software tools - DP5 Mobile promises unmatched speed and accuracy when decoding barcoded tube racks combined with a new user interface optimised for mobile devices. DP5 Mobile allows freedom of movement away from the laboratory workspace.

The DP5 Mobile application is designed for easy use and enables the download and opening of result files, as well as sharing these files through various applications on a phone or tablet. To enhance productivity, a new scan result page brings together everything that is needed on one screen. Special functionality for mobile devices includes larger scan images, image zooming, selected tube highlighting and users can now see the auto exported results plus scan time questions and answers.

DP5 Mobile enables the exporting of tube positions and barcodes in various formats such as JSON, XLS, CSV, Text, PDF, PNG, and Python, facilitating easy sharing of data with colleagues or desktop computers. This feature is both fast and secure.

While any camera-based reader or scanner can be upgraded to run DP5 Standard software, only Ziath DataPaq Express and DataPaq Mirage 2D-barcode rack readers can be currently supplied with LAN adaptors and RJ45 connectors to run the new DP5 Mobile software.

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