Perception™ HD LF Rapid Rack Reader for Legacy Cryo Racks

Gain clarity with the Perception HD LF

  • Speed, reliable reading, and greater flexibility
  • Compatible with all 2D-barcoded tubes in legacy Cryo racks and SBS-format racks
  • Total read time for a whole rack is just 0.75 seconds
  • Features FluidX Active Cryoprotection® system
  • Option of integrated USB Linear 1D Barcode Reader


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Key Features

Compatible with any 2D-Barcoded Tubes in Legacy Cryo Racks

  • All FluidX Perception whole rack readers are compatible with all FluidX sample storage tubes as well as most other 2D data matrix barcoded tubes, including those supplied by Greiner, Matrix, Nunc and Micronic
  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo will quickly read tubes in 14x14, 10x10, 9x9 or 5x5 format legacy cryo rack formats
  • Operates without compromise to sample temperatures of -20°C

Maximum Flexibility, Compatible with SBS-format Racks

  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo can also read 2D-barcoded sample tubes in 24, 48, 96 and 240-format SBS racks

Better Speed

  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo rack readers will present decoded data for a complete rack of 96 tubes in only 0.75 seconds*
  • Other readers measure speed in terms of grab time, capture time or decode time at Brooks Life Sciences, we believe the real measure of speed is the amount of time it takes from pressing “scan” to receiving the decoded data

*Depending on processor speed

Dependable Decoding

  • The FluidX Perception whole rack readers are the result of more than 19 years of continuous innovation and development
  • The FluidX team were involved in developing the very first 2D-barcoded sample storage tubes

Wide Range of Data Output Options

  • Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface, results can be viewed directly or integrated with other applications
  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo can output data to common LIMS-compatible files, such as text, TCP/IP, CSV and Excel®
  • Integration with database applications can easily be achieved via ODBC

Easily Integrated into Automated Systems

  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo features TCP/IP Winsock connectivity for remote control of the reader functions for integration into robotic and liquid handling work cells
  • Incorporates a gripper cut-out section around the reading window to provide easy robotic access and handling of shallow racks

Additional Sample Security

  • FluidX storage tube racks can be supplied with a unique 2D barcode identifier
  • All FluidX whole rack readers are capable of reading both tube and rack 2D barcodes simultaneously, to provide automatic rack orientation and greater sample security

Rack Templates Save Set-Up Time

  • Custom templates can be set up when a specific rack layout is used routinely, such as when a row is left empty or control tubes are placed in specific positions on a regular basis

“No Tube” Feature Eliminates Errors

  • The Perception Rapid Legacy Cryo is able to discriminate between a tube with a barcode that cannot be decoded, and an empty rack position
  • The reader will not attempt to decode empty tube positions, so data files are kept clean
  • Reading speed is optimized as wasted data entry is eliminated

Option: Integrated Linear 1D Barcode Reader

  • Integrating a USB linear 1D barcode reader provides automatic and simultaneous reading of rack 1D barcodes for another level of sample security
Perception HD LF Rapid Legacy Cryo Whole Rack Reader
Code formats read Datamatrix , ISO 16022 , square and rectangular format, ECC200, 0 to 20 grid sizes, white on black, black on white, numeric, alphanumeric option: 1D linear rack barcodes
Sensor type 13 megapixel variable-focus CMOS sensor
Light source 4 x diffused LED light boards
Read time 0.75 seconds total decode time for rack of 96 tubes
Ambient operating temperature 5°C to 40°C
Operating humidity 10-90% (non-condensing)
Tube compatibility All 2D Data Matrix labelled tubes in 14x14, 10x10, 9x9, 5x5 format legacy cryo racks 24, 48, 96 and 240-format SBS racks
Dimensions 224mm (H) x 147mm (W) x 147mm (D)
Power requirements 5V, 500mA
Cable interface USB 3.0
Operating system(s) Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Ordering Information

20-4006 PerceptionTM  HD LF Rapid Legacy Cryo Whole Rack Reader 
Whole rack reader for square legacy cryo racks (14x14, 10x10, 9x9, 5x5) and SBS-format racks (24, 48, 96, 240) 2D labelled tubes; camera-based solution for very rapid reading; ideal for integration, with Active Cryoprotection, single USB connection