Neil Benn

Neil Benn

Samples software is packed with a host of useful features that make recording, managing, and recalling sample data incredibly convenient. 

While 2D barcodes offer excellent all-round performance, from time to time scanning issues do happen. Here we highlight some of the most commonly encountered scanning issues – and how to avoid them.

So – you have decided on what tube volume you need, what your labelling requirements are and where you are going to get them from and then you are faced with the question – “Do you want push caps or screw caps?”

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:54

How to get the most out of your Ziath Scanner

Most of our customers find the setup of our scanner simple and easy and don’t need our help to get it working (though if you ever get stuck get in touch please; we’re only an email/phone call/carrier pigeon away!).  You should find that our scanners are easy to get up and running but did you know that there are a number of cool options you can use to customise your scanner’s behaviour?  I’m going to list out some of the less well known features below:

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:56

Handheld Press Release

Ziath Releases Handheld Scanner for Sample Management On-The-Move HandHeld is a truly portable instrument for manual sample picking and effective use in the field


Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:13

Cube Press Release

Ziath Launches New Camera-Based Scanner for More Effective Sample Management DataPaq™ Cube reader delivers rapid and flexible sample scanning and tracking across both SBS and standard racks using a single device


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:28

Why won't my rack scan?

Every single 2D rack scanner manufacturer will tell you their scanner will never ever fail; including us.  However in reality no matter how robust our decoding algoritms (and we put a lot of work into this area) sometimes a rack just won't decode.  So; I thought I would list the main reasons we see below:

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:21

Top 5 Sample Management Advances

It is said that one of the most disliked blog entries is a top 5 list; however, in the spirit of other bloggers, I'm going to ignore that sagely advice and offer the Top 5 Advances in Sample Management Technology. Hold Tight – Let's Go: