Shimadzu iPad Control, Monitoring
Remote controls for Nexera UHPLC, Prominence HPLC
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc, Columbia, Md, offers system control and monitoring operations for the Nexera UHPLC and Prominence HPLC systems via an iPad. When connected wirelessly to the HPLC’s workstation, the iPad can simultaneously monitor and control the operating and usage conditions of multiple HPLC systems within a single network. With the iPad control, remote batch monitoring of analysis and operating status, including error reporting, is possible. The iPad control can also be used to obtain consumables usage status and other data necessary for equipment maintenance, improving the efficiency of equipment control versus system-by-system control. Equipment control is also possible with the iPad. Using iPad control, users can schedule cleaning of equipment and columns prior to analysis. By enabling this control from the iPad, sample pretreatment, processing of analysis data, and other tasks can now be performed while working at a location separate from the HPLC system
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc
Targeting mission-critical and mobile workers
Panasonic Solutions Co, Secaucus, NJ, unveils the Toughpad family of professional-grade Android-powered tablets, which includes a 10-inch and 7-inch device. The devices—targeting mission-critical and mobile workers—will be supported by an ecosystem that includes an enterprise-focused app store, peripherals, developer tools, deployment support, and more. The 10-inch Toughpad A1 can be used as a tool to optimize business processes as a cost-effective pen/paper replacement. The 7-inch Toughpad B1 targets similar markets, but in applications where screen real estate is not as critical and where device mobility and portability are critical. The Toughpad A1 offers optional 4G (LTE or WiMAX) mobile broadband as well as Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and satellite GPS. Other features include 16GB of storage, a 10-hour battery life, a Marvell 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and security features.
Panasonic Solutions Co
Integrated Lab Software
Pathology and workflow management solution
Ventana Medical Systems Inc, Tucson, Ariz, offers an integration of the VIRTUOSO digital pathology software and VANTAGE workflow management solution. The VIRTUOSO-VANTAGE integration enables pathologists and lab managers to track the progress of a slide from preparation to digitization along with other critical slide information. With this integrated solution, pathologists using VIRTUOSO will be able to check the histology status of a pending slide, review the entire histology processing history of a slide, and provide image-quality feedback to the histotechnologist for corrective action tracking. Lab managers using VANTAGE will be able to review the pathologist workflow of a case and run quality reports on digital slides. The VANTAGE workflow solution automates, streamlines, and integrates lab work and information flow to provide maximum productivity and patient safety gains. VIRTUOSO image-management software is a Web-based application that orchestrates the workflow around the digital slide, from the moment the slide is scanned until the slide image is viewed and the results are reported.
Ventana Medical Systems Inc