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Tecan, building on the success of its Common Notification System (CNS) for the remote monitoring of automation, presented the latest upgraded version at ALA’s LabAutomation 2010 conference in Palm Springs, California, USA. CNS, standard with every Freedom EVOware® software package, allows the user to monitor the status of every Freedom EVO® liquid handling system within the network of the company, via a web browser or using the Tecan CNS iPhone® application. Version 2, due for release shortly, further extends this function to enable reliable monitoring via the 3G network from outside the company, and can actively send status updates to an iPhone by push notifications.
Eskil Trollhagen, product manager for Freedom EVOware and TouchTools Suite™, explained: “CNS Version 2 is not dependent on the customer’s technical infrastructure, operating instead via the cell phone network, making it even easier to set up and use, as well as making it much more powerful. The application can be set to alert the user, for example, when a reagent refill is needed or upon completion of a run. The ability to react and to recover interrupted runs further increases the rate of success, significantly saving time and money. CNS effectively increases walkaway time by providing operators with added security and peace of mind when leaving the laboratory. This unique functionality boosts our customers’ confidence in using automation.”
To find out more on Tecan’s Freedom EVO, the Common Notification System and Freedom EVOware, visit: www.tecan.com/cns, www.tecan.com/freedomevo or www.tecan.com/freedomevoware
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Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of instruments and automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. With its subsidiary REMP (www.remp.com), Tecan is the market leader in automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer, Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2009, Tecan generated sales of CHF 392 million (USD 361.2 million; EUR 259.6 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/ ISIN CH0012100191).
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