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2-D Barcode Reader

easyCode Carrier – the new 2-D Barcode Reader for the Microlab STAR Line

Hamilton now provides a solution for 2-D code reading of tube racks on the deck of the Microlab STAR Line. The device has the size of a plate carrier and can be used without any integration effort.

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  • Reads all common tube rack and tube codes
  • Supported manufacturers: Matrix, Abgene, Micronic, FluidX, Nunc, Axygen, Greiner, REMP
  • Formats: 24, 48, 96, 384
  • Honeycomb-shaped racks or racks with rack code on the bottom are readable without changes
  • No code – no tube detection: algorithm detects missing tubes and distinguishes between readable and unreadable codes
  • Compensates different tube rack heights: Device can detect tubes that are stuck up in tube racks
  • Integration in STAR Line flexible carrier concept
  • Less than one second reading time - picture of the whole rack is taken in one shot

Additional features of easyCode Carrier PLUS

  • Mirror for 1D code of the racks
  • 1D barcode and 2D barcode are projected to one picture
  • Reads all common tube rack and tube codes
  • Special bright light makes old REMP codes visible


  • Solid due to no moving parts
  • Saves space on deck - small footprint
  • Carrier offers 3 additional SBS positions that can be used to store other plates
  • High-end decoding algorithms from industry machine vision allow for fast decoding and secure identification of even difficult codes
  • No warm up time

Special Notes:

  • Plate position height designed for DWP
  • Because of cabling, the carrier is NOT Auto loadable!
  easyCode Carrier Standard easyCode Carrier PLUS
Part number 808300 808200
Tracks on STAR-deck 6 Tracks 7 Tracks
Size 134 x 94 x 495 mm 156 x 110 x 495 mm
Positions for SBS labware 4 4
1D Rack Code on the Side No Yes
Rack code on bottom of rack Yes Yes
Reading of REMP tubes filled with dark liquid No Yes
Camera 5 Mega Pixel CMOS 5 Mega Pixel CMOS
Data transfer USB 2.0  
Lighting LED Array LED Array and Super Bright REMP light
Required Ports 1 DIV port on STAR, 2 USB on PC (Camera and license dongle)

Warm up time 0 sec
Reading time 1 sec
Decoding time 96 tubes: < 3 sec
  384 tubes: < 10 sec
Suitable Racks All SBS Racks, with 12, 24, 48, 96, 384 tubes
Tube Manufacturers Matrix, FluidX, Micronic, Corning, Abgene, Nunc, Greiner, Matrical, Wheaton, Axygen, Remp
Supported codes 1D 2/5 Industrial / Interleaved, Code 128, Pharmacode, Codabar, EAN 13 and many more
Supported codes 2 D Datamatrix ECC 200, PDF417, QR Code
Content of software CD easyCode software, HSL library, demo methods, settings for common tube racks, camera driver, driver for license Dongle
Included in delivery Reader carrier, power cable, USB cable, software CD, license CD, license dongle, cleaning cloth