Lab Analyzers Interfacing
List of Instruments We Can Interface
(Connect Lab Instrument in a Unidirectional (UD) or Bidirectional (BD) way to capture values directly into LIMS software)
Lab Instrument Interfacing Systems are a way of connecting any type of Lab Analyzer to LIMS software. Interfacing is done in 2 ways.
1) Unidirectional Interfacing. In unidirectional interfacing, data flows from Analyzer to the software in one direction only. Thus, it is called Unidirectional Interfacing. In UD (Unidirectional) interfacing, multiple barcoded vials are not read by the analyzer automatically. It can read only one barcode at a time. Every analyzer can be done with UD interfacing.
2) Bidirectional Interfacing. In Bidirectional interfacing, data flows from Both sides. The analyzer reads the barcoded vial and sends a signal to the LIMS software to understand which tests to run. The LIMS software sends signals back to the analyzer about tests to be performed. Once tests are completed, the analyzer sends the results back to LIMS software automatically. This process is called Bidirectional Interfacing. In BD (Bidirectional) interfacing, multiple barcoded vials are read by the analyzer automatically. Few analyzers which can read multiple barcodes (Multiple Vials loading in a chamber) can be done with BD interfacing.