The Express Scanner from Ziath ensures the traceability of samples in 2D-barcoded nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tubes. It can decode a full rack of 2D-barcoded NMR sample tubes in under 3 s. Traditionally 2D-barcoded NMR tubes are difficult to read with a conventional scanner, as the caps are on the top of the tubes and most scanners are designed to read from underneath. The Express scanner is designed to operate on top of the sample tubes without applying any weight which could damage them. In addition, for Bruker NMR spectrometer users, Ziath provides a dedicated slide for their tube carriers which can only be inserted in one orientation: thereby conserving the origin position (the “A1” position) each time.
The Express Scanner is supplied with a controller which regulates scanning and data processing using Ziath industry-standard Datapaq software (version 3.17) or new DP5 web-enabled software which enable exporting of tube barcodes in tables, as text, JPEG, XML, XLS files and in JSON formats. The Express Scanner controller can be separated and positioned under your lab bench.