Uno & Duo Single Tube Readers

Ziath’s Uno and DataPaq™ Single-Tube Readers scan single all 2D datamatrix barcoded tubes. Simply hold the tube to the large scanner window and the code is instantly displayed, or in keyboard wedge mode the code is added directly into your application. The scanner window is mineral glass, to prevent scratching and extending the instrument lifetime.

Ziath Single Tube Reader


  • Camera based instruments result in fast scan time
  • Compatible with all 2D Datamatrix coded tubes and labels
  • Keyboard wedge mode allows decoded data export into any application
  • Operating systems: Windows 10 & 11 - Uno Single Tube
  • Operating systems: Windows 10 & 11 - Duo Single Tube with Linear scanner
  • Simple installation procedure - ready to run minutes after taking out of the box
  • Compact size
  • Durable construction with 2-year full guarantee
  • Mineral glass scanning window is resistant to scratching
  • Ziath's expertise and support come as standard
Ziath Single Tube Reader


The Ziath Single-Tube Scanners offer easy set-up, straight out of the box, with only a few minutes needed to install the application software. The instruments are provided already calibrated and the reader can read all 2D Datamatrix coded tubes, including, as an extra option, Brooks/Azenta Acoustic tubes. The new Uno single tube reader features a higher resolution camera than the previous model that can often decode older, badly-printed barcodes more easily. The Duo reader combines the Datamatrix reader with a linear barcode scanner to read rack codes or 1D barcodes along the edge of some tubes. With the Uno measuring just 66 (length) x 53.5 (width) x 51.5 (height) mm– these rugged new tube readers feature a high-resolution camera with super-fast electronics capable of reading 2D barcodes from any currently available tube on the market including 384-well tubes.

Simply hold your tube to the scanner window and the code is instantly displayed. The readers can be supplied with or without optional cryoprotection to enable trouble-free scanning of tubes taken straight from cold storage. These USB 3 devices act as a Microsoft Keyboard Wedge and insert the barcode into any open programme on the desktop. The enhanced drivers allow the Uno or Duo to be ready to read immediately with no lag time and even allow adjustment of the camera for changes in contrast between different manufacturers tubes. The large scan windows make it easy to present the tubes, even when wearing gloves. A single USB connection is all that these readers need for power and data communication. Ziath's Cryoprotection™ reduces condensation caused by cold racks. It uses no heat or fans and will not damage sensitive cold samples being read.

Want to find out more?

Please fill out the form and we'll be in touch!

Ziath's Cryoprotection™ reduces condensation caused by cold racks. It uses no heat, no fans and does not add any heat into the rack being scanned.

Cryoprotection™ Option

The formation of condensation on the instrument window whilst scanning tubes straight from cryogenic storage is a well known problem. Ziath's Cryoprotection™ is a special coating that eliminates the condensation and ensures uninterrupted scanning. Ziath's method for eliminating condensation uses no extra electrical components, resulting in no risk of accidentally thawing your samples, increased reliability and ensuring that the cost of this option is at acceptable levels.


Single Tube Order Details

Code Description Quantity
ZTS-UNO Uno Advanced Single tube scanner 1
ZTS-UNO-80 Uno Advanced Single tube scanner with cryoprotection 1
ZTS-UP-UNO Upgrade to Uno for Azenta AcoustiX tubes 1
ZTS-DUO Duo Advanced Single tube reader with linear scanner 1
ZTS-DUO-80 Uno Advanced Single tube reader with linear scanner and cryoprotection 1
Ziath Single Tube Reader

DataPaq™ Single Tube Scanner

Request a quote