• Portable 2D barcode tube reader
    Single-handed tube reading using a Handheld 2. (courtesy: Azenta Life Sciences)
  • Close-up of Handheld 2 data screen. (courtesy: Azenta Life Sciences)

Laboratory Products

Portable 2D barcode tube reader

Feb 22 2024

Azenta Life Sciences introduces the Ziath Handheld 2, a portable and compact 2D barcode tube reader designed to deliver rapid and accurate readings of individual 2D barcoded sample tubes. Offering unparalleled convenience, the Handheld 2 is ergonomically designed for one-handed operation, allowing users to handle tubes effortlessly with the other hand.

The device features intuitive pre-loaded software that boots up instantly, enabling users to read tube codes, review or edit tube contents, and utilise preloaded ‘pick lists’ for efficient checking of individual tubes during retrieval from the freezer. The large icons displayed on the Handheld 2 screen facilitate easy method selection, even when wearing protective gloves.

Compatible with all 2D Datamatrix coded tubes, the Handheld 2 connects seamlessly via Wi-Fi to desktop PCs, facilitating remote uploading and downloading of files. This remote functionality allows users to upload a list of required tubes, take the Handheld 2 reader to the freezer, and use the Pick List function to systematically check off each tube after storage retrieval.

Editing sample data on-the-fly is made simple with the Handheld 2 tube reader. Through a Wi-Fi connection, users can effortlessly update their central inventory management system, ensuring seamless data management.

With an impressive battery life lasting up to a week, the Handheld 2 stands out as a reliable and efficient sample management workhorse.

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