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Ziath introduces new versatile low light barcode reader

Ziath has introduced Cyclops – a new linear and 2D barcode reader for its popular DataPaq Mirage, Cube and Express rack readers.

Cyclops is designed to accurately read linear or 2D codes printed on the edge of tube racks. This enables laboratories to use racks without an integral “97”th code or orientation barcode on the underside, a useful capability as not all rack manufacturers provide these features. The Cyclops also illuminates the side of a barcoded rack during read, ensuring an accurate rack read under all lighting conditions.

Beneficially the Cyclops is also able to read barcodes on racks of different size, and with variations in the location of the printed code on larger racks without requiring any adjustment.

Using Ziath’s DP5 high-speed rack decoding software an attached Cyclops reader can be selected as on or off according to the rack type in use. Additionally, DP5 enables facilities to store three different rack templates for each numeric format. This advanced capability allows facilities to use racks from different manu-facturers and switch easily between them including legacy racks that have neither code