MACRO Laboratory Labels IDENT

The macro identification solutions IDENT for the laboratory support staff at GLP compliant lab work the developed printer, labels and ribbons for marking in the laboratory have been developed in terms of the world’s leading research institutions for biotechnology, agriculture, environmental and forensic science. Whether you work in the pathology, histology, molecular biology, or other scientific disciplines – the produced labeling solutions that get IDENT, macro, you support GLP compliant laboratory work. The products meet current requirements for the marking of laboratory sample containers for the purpose of tracking: the labels agree with existing sizes for tubes, microscope slides and microtiter plates. For all users when printed, are always readable and yet durable even under extreme conditions such as storage in liquid nitrogen, autoclave, solvents, ethanol etc. Thanks to the convenient function for the creation and scanning of bar codes can more information on the labels raise researchers.

Printed laboratory labels can be read quickly by employees and scanners. By adding bar codes, you can mark the samples with additional information and dramatically reduce the risk of human error. For each lab printer and standard laser printer, the macro lab labels IDENT are available in various sizes and materials. Labels for including the autoclave processes are designed for aggressive, autoclave environments. Labels for freezers and frozen surfaces are still very good adhesion to minus 80 degrees – and readable at temperatures of minus 20. The label solutions for microscope slides are crisp for a sharp and clear labelling of samples during the entire sampling, inspection, and storage designed, regardless of the current conditions. You are essential to the success of each sample to trace utility; they are also resistant to compared to alcohol, xylene and DMSO.

Labels for tubes, conical vessels, centrifuge tubes, lids, vials and bottles made of glass or plastic designed for short-term and permanent storage. The flat profile of the label ensures hassle-free sampling and analysis. The viewing window allows an excellent visibility and level control of the sample. The counterfeit-proof labels for the bottle cap marking of macro IDENT transport tracking not only the data, but increase your security. Through the use of tamper-proof seals, you can pull off the label not in one piece. A damaged seal indicates that the bottle was handled and that the sample into the vessel under circumstances is not authentic. More information: macro IDENT AutoID Technology Center, 82008 Unterhaching, Bussard Street 24, TEL. 089-615658-28, FAX 089-615658-25,, contact: Angelika Wilke.

Lisa Neumann University

A good quality printer is already available in a price range up to 200 euro laser and ink-jet printers compared. However, the question whether to prefer the tried and true ink jet printer is a black and white laser does the most buyers. Stiftung Warentest has is busy and tested 16 units of both systems. The models cost between 51 and 221 euro and convinced with good printing results. The online portal for auctions explains what equipment is best for what purpose.

Black and white laser be used no longer only in companies, but are worthwhile even for private use. The pressure with the Kyocera, where a text page cost 1.5 cents proved particularly inexpensive. A ‘good’ printer is available already for 100 euro in the trade. When printing photos and graphics, however, show the strengths of the inkjet printer. Best manage the images with the PIXMA iP4700 Canon, who emerged as the winner. The advantage of the model lies in the presence of two Paper collections, making the photo paper can be stored separately.

Also satisfied the tester with the Epson were stylus P50. The cartridge of inkjet printer must be often changed and cleaned the nozzles from time to time. Who prints often, should decide rather cost reasons for a black and white laser. Finally, at least 2.5 cents per text page apply ink spotlights. The high power consumption and a few extras in the approved price segment are disappointing. Who wants to collect his electricity bill not in the height, should switch off completely the printer, as in standby mode up to 20 euros incurred in the year.

When Intel

All major manufacturers have Ultrabooks in the product portfolio. Would you sell a laptop under the name Ultrabook, this must be approved beforehand by Intel. It is not so that devices which meet the specifications, come necessarily as Ultrabook in the trade. If this so happens is solely the decision of the manufacturer. It is certainly advantageous that Intel has provided a considerable budget for marketing and advertising, which should provide for public interest and a corresponding image development during the launch, as well as over the entire life cycle of this new class of device.

When Intel announced the new device class, very ambitious sales targets were set. So a share was aimed at 2012 40% of all new purchased notebooks under the name Ultrabook. The reality seems to look but different. So far go Market research company (IDC and Gartner) thereof, that the actual proportion of Ultrabooks will be much less than 5% in the worldwide notebook market in 2012. But a failure the Ultrabooks so far but not to evaluate. Probably, initially quite happ-prices among other things led to the reduced buying interest. However, now there are various Ultrabooks at ordinary prices and also the high end market will be occupied. In addition also a further stage of development the Ultrabooks enables by the introduction of Windows 8 (end of October 2012).

There will be then various Ultrabooks with touchscreen, partially as a mixture of Tablet and notebook (convertible Ultrabook) and partly as a classic notebook with the sticky keys feature. The market is so moving and there are new features and further stages of development. It will be interesting to see where the Ultrabook will take place or whether it is at the end as a failure.