Hamilton Storage Technologies has introduced ASM Manager 3.1.0, an upgraded software package for its active sample manager (ASM) storage systems.
The modular ASM systems store samples in an inert, temperature-controlled environment from ambient to -20C and are suitable for high-throughput life-science applications, including compound management.
The software update adds to existing functionality, offering a range of visual displays and system alarm features that give the user more feedback along with alerts when conditions might compromise the stored samples.
In addition to monitoring air pressure and oxygen, the ASM Manager 3.1.0 issues multiple alerts when power fails or when air pressure falls outside established limits, enabling the user to quickly correct storage conditions.
Light indicators provide easily visible system status information, enabling system monitoring while performing other tasks.
Additional password protection, which is configurable by the system administrator, has also been added to prevent unauthorised users from accessing system diagnostic tools.
When a cherry-picking sample request is made, new run logic architecture in the software compiler increases the system's reliability and efficiency during sample processing.
In addition, a progress bar reports job status and completion rates in real time.
Existing systems can be upgraded to ASM Manager 3.1.0, which will be included in all new shipments.