Nexxis EM

Labtronics has released Nexxis EM (Environmental Monitoring), a software system that monitors environmental systems and makes the data available to the whole lab. ELN, LIMS and all analytical procedures can now monitor and be controlled by the environmental conditions in facilities. Nexxis EM connects directly to any instrument to monitor conditions such as temperature, humidity or any type of specific chemical. Collected information is processed and made available to all informatics systems. For example, the ELN can use the real-time environmental data to control the completion of analytical work.

The data collected from instruments is standardised and stored in an environmental database which provides access to any system that requires the information. Standardising the data makes it easy for other software supplications to use. The system can be set up to automatically check target values and take action when conditions reach a critical point – alarms can be turned on and urgent messages can be sent to mobile devices, for example.

Environmental data is also available in real-time through the Nexxis iLAB Portal, a web-based tool that allows users to view and analyse the data from any location by using a web based browser.

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