News | January 6, 2006

Network-Enabled HPLC Controller Delivers Remote Analysis Access

Source: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Columbia, MD - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. (SSI) a developer of analytical instrumentation, announced the launch of its new network compatible CBM series of High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) controllers. Equipped with a LAN adapter and Web-control capability, both the CBM-20A and CBM-20A Lite allow researchers to use their networks to control and monitor their Prominence and VP series HPLC systems.

The network-ready controller makes it easy for researchers and scientists to check the status of all networked HPLC systems, enabling the creation of a centralized administration across the network. Equipped with a data buffering function, the CBM series of HPLC controllers can act as an interface for connecting LC workstations, network-client computers, and analytical instruments via Ethernet. An XML-based interface allows users to set-up, control, monitor and maintain their HPLC remotely.

Researchers can operate the controller from any computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher - without the need for any additional software. This makes the CBM-20A and CBM-20A Lite the first ever devices to allow HPLC control via a web browser. The easy-to-use Web interface enables users to set-up, control and monitor HPLC systems from anywhere, at anytime. The centralized management ensures efficiency, offers added security with multi-level user access options, provides a flexible analytical environment, and helps to conserve valuable bench space.

According to Curtis R. Campbell, Ph.D., Shimadzu Scientific Instruments' HPLC Product Manager, "researchers need dependable, defensible results - and they need them quickly. The use of a system controller with a Web interface can greatly increase researcher productivity by providing a quick, convenient method for tracking system maintenance and determining system performance."

SOURCE: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.