DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Reader


Key Features


Compatible with all SBS format 2D barcoded tube racks

Export data formats include Excel, text, XML, JSON and database

One click scan and decode

Integrates into robotic platforms

Presence activation capability – scan without clicking or touching the host computer

DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Reader
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DataPaq™ Deep Focus Reader

The Ziath Deep Focus Single Rack Scanner scans and decodes any SBS format rack of 2D datamatrix. It is extremely tolerant of bad scanning conditions; for example, the Deep Focus can successfully read tubes set on the scanner bed even if they are several millimetres above it (hence it’s name!).

Easy to Set-Up and Easy to Use

The DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Scanner is easy to set-up, and can be ready to use only a few minutes after taking it out of the box. The Deep Focus arrives fully calibrated and is ready to read all makes of SBS format 2D barcoded racks and tubes. Our DataPaq™ software makes it simple to export data to Excel, XML or text, and scanned images can also be saved. The Deep Focus Rack Scanner can also be used with our Linear Barcode Reader so the barcode on the side

DataPaq software is ten years in development and is not only an amazing barcode reading tool but also intuitively easy to use

DataPaq™ Software

The DataPaq™ software is designed and written in-house at Ziath. Decoding 2D barcodes is achieved using our own algorithm which we specifically developed for ‘tube sized’ codes It is not a global, generic “off-the-shelf” algorithm that was designed to read a barcode in a supermarket. DataPaq™ displays the results of the scan and can identify the difference between a correctly scanned tube (green), a damaged tube (red) and missing tube (grey). Also, any tube image can be clicked on and the individual scan is shown (on the right hand side) with the tube location and barcode.


Ziath’s Cryoprotection™ reduces condensation caused by cold racks. It uses no heat, no fans and does not add any heat into the rack being scanned.

Cryoprotection™ Option

The formation of condensation on the instrument window whilst scanning tubes straight from cryogenic storage is a well known problem. Ziath’s Cryoprotection™ is a special coating that eliminates the condensation and ensures uninterrupted scanning. Ziath’s method for eliminating condensation uses no extra electrical components, resulting in no risk of accidentally thawing your samples, increased reliability and ensuring that the cost of this option is at acceptable levels.


Deep Focus Order Details

Code Description Quantity
ZTS-AV62 DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Reader 1
ZTS-AV62-80 DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Reader with Cryoprotection™ 1

DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Scanner

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