DP5 Mirage Rack Reader

Setting new standards for 2D barcode rack scanners. SBS only reader, easy to set up and easy to use.

Mirage Rack Reader

Key features

  • The most compact camera based SBS 2D rack scanner available
  • Low profile allows use on robotic integrations for liquid handling systems
  • Innovative and unique scanning technology (patent pending)
  • Scans all current, commonly used, SBS format racks
  • Scans acoustic tube racks in seconds (i.e. AcoustiX)
  • Economically priced

Easy to Set-Up and Easy to Use

The DP5 Mirage 2D scanner offers easy, out-of-the-box set up and is delivered pre-calibrated and ready to scan.

This instrument can scan all commonly used racks in the SBS format, and its low profile means that it can be easily added into liquid handling platforms and other automation systems.

The low profile and economic price makes the Mirage the perfect replacement for a traditional flat bed scanner.


DataPaq software is ten years in development and is not only an amazing barcode reading tool but also intuitively easy to use

Datapaq / DP5 - Reader Software

The software is designed and written in-house at Ziath. Decoding 2D barcodes is achieved using our own algorithm which we specifically developed for ‘tube sized’ codes It is not a global, generic "off-the-shelf" algorithm that was designed to read a barcode in a supermarket. DataPaq™ / DP5 displays the results of the scan and can identify the difference between a correctly scanned tube (green), a damaged tube (red) and missing tube (grey). Also, any tube image can be clicked on and the individual scan is shown (on the right hand side) with the tube location and barcode.


Mirage Order Details

These are the most common readers for benchtop or integration
Code Description Quantity
DP5-M-STD DP5 Mirage Standalone and DP5 Standard 1
DP5-M-STD-80 DP5 Mirage Standalone with Cryoprotection and DP5 Standard 1
DP5-CYS-M DP5 Side barcode reader for Mirage 1
DP5-M-NET DP5 Mirage LAN and DP5 Network 1
DP5-M-NET-80 DP5 Mirage LAN with Cryoprotection and DP5 Network 1
DP5-UP-AT Upgrade to DP5 to read Azenta Acoustix tubes 1
DP5-3UP Upgrade from 3.18 to DP5 Standard (Requires return to UK workshop) 1
If you are integrating your reader onto the deck of a liquid handler or LIMs please contact [email protected] as you may require our Datapaq 3 software.

DataPaq™ Mirage Scanner

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  • "Very happy with this product."
    - Kostas Tsilidis, University of Ioannina

  • "Great product."
    - Luke Foulser, Welcome Sanger Institute