Perception™ HD SBS Whole Rack 2D Code Reader

Gain clarity with the Perception HD 2D Code Reader.

  • Better speed, smaller footprint, and reliable reading
  • Compatible with all 2D Coded tubes in SBS-format racks
  • Less than 1 second total read time for a whole rack of tubes
  • The option of integrated USB Linear 1D Barcode Reader


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Key Features

Compatible with any 2D Coded Tubes in SBS-Format Racks

  • All FluidX Perception whole rack 2D Code Readers are compatible with all FluidX sample storage tubes as well as most other 2D data matrix coded tubes, including those supplied by Greiner, Matrix, Nunc and Micronic
  • The Perception HD 2D Code Reader will quickly read tubes in 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-well rack SBS formats

Smallest, Most Compact 2D Code Reader Available

  • The Perception HD 2D Code Reader has a much smaller footprint than any other whole rack reader on the market, saving precious bench space
  • Operates without compromise for sample temperatures of -20°C

Better Speed

  • The Perception HD 2D Code Reader will present decoded data for a complete rack of 96 tubes in less than 1 second*
  • At FluidX, we believe the real measure of speed is the amount of time it takes from pressing “scan” to receiving the decoded data
  • Other readers measure speed in terms of grab time, capture time or decode time

*Depending on processor speed

Dependable Decoding

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

Wide Range of Data Output Options

  • Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface, results can be viewed directly or integrated with other applications
  • The Perception HD 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 HD 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 Code identifier
  • All FluidX whole rack readers are capable of reading both tube and rack 2D Codes 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 HD is able to discriminate between a tube with a 2D code 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 the USB linear 1D barcode reader provides automatic and simultaneous reading of rack 1D barcodes for another level of sample security
Perception HD SBS 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 2 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 SBS-format racks 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-formats, includes glass compound storage tubes, cryo tubes, biological sample tubes
Dimensions 160mm (H) x 97mm (W) x 137mm (D)
Power requirements 5V, 500mA
Cable interface USB 3.0
Operating system(s) Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Ordering Information

20-4008           Perception HD SBS Whole Rack Reader

Whole rack reader for racks of SBS-format 2D labeled tubes; small-footprint, camera-based solution for very rapid reading; ideal for integration, single USB connection