Our Interface Unit, popularly known as a ‘Red Box’, is effectively a analogue-to-digital converter that conditions the instrument signals and converts them into a serial format.
This allows legacy instruments to be interfaced into our Labline LIMS software suite. Thus retrieving laboratory data into a reliable acquisition software package for further analysis and reporting. We currently support a number of configurable instruments for Labline, three of which require our Red Box interface:
- Monsanto R100(S)
- Monsanto 1500(S)
- Negretti Mooney
A single interface box is supplied with either 1 or 2 channels; the 2-channel option allowing any 2 of the above instruments to be connected to a single COM port on a workstation.
Interface boxes are created specifically for the instruments that will be connected and cannot be used with different instrument configurations.
The individual instruments have a custom bespoke connection to the interface unit, which is connects to a workstation using RS232 serial. All cables are supplied with the interface unit.