Web Based Digital Sample Management

Cropped composite image of DataPaq 5 (DP5) screens on a mobile device

Ziath has introduced a new version of DP5 – its versatile web-based software product that allows scientists to directly read 2D-barcoded tubes at the point of sample storage or retrieval.

DP5 offers a convenient way to use a 2D barcoded tube or rack scanner anywhere across a laboratory or an organisation’s site where a suitable laptop or computer is available. Thanks to its web server design, DP5 will run on both Microsoft and Apple operating systems. DP5 can run from any computer on a building’s local network, to which a Ziath reader is also attached, using a web-based highly intuitive graphical user interface. Designed to run on Ziath’s popular camera-based 2D barcode scanners – the Mirage, Express and the Cube – DP5 provides visual confirmation of tube identity and individual tube image inspection.

In modern laboratories, samples are typically stored in large -80°C freezers, liquid nitrogen tanks or fully automated stores that are often inconveniently situated in an outbuilding or a basement. DP5 digital sample management tools were developed by Ziath to allow sample management technicians to quickly and accurately log sample identity at the point of storage or retrieval.

The new version of this web-based software tool includes a host of features designed to streamline the collection of tube information for subsequent processing in inventory management software, such as Ziath’s popular Samples program.

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In a further development – Ziath are also debuting both Android and IoS apps that can run their rack scanners from a mobile device directly, in addition to using a web interface. This will put tube identification directly into the technician’s hands as they access their samples, wherever they may be stored.

For further information on DP5 please visit http://www.ziath.com/index.php/products/barcode-scanning/dp5 or contact Ziath on +44-1223-855021 or +1 858-880-6920 and via email to info@ziath.com.

Founded in 2005, Ziath specialises in development of innovative instrumentation control and information management products using 2D DataMatrix bar-coded tubes to simplify automation processes in life science organisations, from academia, to the biotech and pharma industries.

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Ziath Ltd specialises in instrumentation control and information management in both the academic and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry sectors with a specialisation in the application of laboratory automation. We focus on managing large sample libraries in biobanking, biotech, public health and compound management using 2D data matrix bar-coded tubes. Ziath produce both rack readers and tube pickers for 2D tubes in racks. We are world leader in 2D-barcoded tube and rack scanners, with a large range of CMOS-camera based scanners than any other manufacturer. We design, build and maintain all our own scanners and picking devices in our Cambridge UK facility. We support our customers with free applications advice, after-sales support and upgrades to their scanners as well as a comprehensive five-year parts and three-year labour warranty.