Ziath DP5 Express Rack Reader

Product Code: DP5-E-STD-80

The Express Rack Reader is a 2D datamatrix tube camera reader with an image capture time of only one second. The Express is marginally larger than the SBS rack itself, making it ideal for robotic integration.

  • The smallest rack scanner currently available
  • Camera-based, delivers rapid imaging & decoding
  • Compatible with 24, 48, 96, 240, 384 well SBS racks
  • Scans all makes of 2D barcoded tubes

Express Standalone with Cryoprotection and DP5 Standard; includes:

  • DP5 Express instrument complete
  • Power adaptor, power cable,
  • DP5 software (download link supplied),
  • Cryoprotection,
  • USB lead to connect instrument to host computer, user guide (download link supplied); 1 reader


Parameter Ziath DP5 Express Rack Reader
Dimensions (W x D x H) Imager: 85 x 185 x 95mm
Controller: 95 x 195 x 55mm
Total weight 1.4kg
Power adapter input = 110-220V +/- 10V AC; output = 5V DC, 4A
Labware compatibility 24, 48, 96, 240, 384 position SBS racks
Code compatibility all commercially available DataMatrix 2D coded tubes
Data export export data as .csv, .text, Excel®, .XML, .JSON, Python, .DB, .PNG or email
Operating system on host PC Windows® 10, 11
Warranty 2 years
Software includes remote control capability for integration applications

Wide Labware Compatibility and Robotics Friendly

  • Low profile allows use on robotic integrations for liquid handling systems
  • Scans all current, commonly used, SBS format racks
  • Scans acoustic tube racks in seconds (i.e. Acoustic)
  • Innovative and unique scanning technology (patent pending)
  • Economically priced

Integration with DP5 Software

  • Software designed and written in-house at Azenta
  • Decoding 2D barcodes is achieved using our own algorithm which we specifically developed for ‘tube sized’ codes
  • Not a global, generic “off-the-shelf” algorithm that was designed to read a barcode in a supermarket
  • 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)
  • Any tube image can be clicked on and the individual scan is shown (on the right hand side) with the tube location and barcode

Learn more about Ziath DP5 Decoding Software

Cryoprotection Option

  • The occurrence of condensation whilst scanning 2D datamatrix tubes straight from cryogenic storage is well known
  • Ziath’s Cryoprotection™ is a special proprietary coating that eliminates the condensation and ensures uninterrupted scanning
  • Ziath’s method for eliminating condensation uses no extra electrical components
  • Prevents the scanner window from misting up when a cold rack is scanned
  • Our passive technology does not use heat or blown air
  • No risk of accidentally thawing your samples
  • Increased reliability and insurance that the cost of this option is at acceptable levels