27, 2002) Melville, NY - Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group today announced its
newest lab automation solution, the Olympus OLA2500,
an advanced laboratory automation system designed for use within medium to high
volume clinical labs and sample processing departments.
Olympus OLA2500 is a modular laboratory automation system with aliquotting and
pre- and post-analytical sample processing capabilities. As a front-end sample
processor the system automatically decaps, aliquots and sorts tubes to any analyzer
sample rack- saving time, labor and eliminating sample handling errors. The Olympus
OLA2500 utilizes an on-board digital imaging system to check sample volume as
well as identify tube size, cap type and color.
As a modular system, the
Olympus OLA2500 can be configured for expanded capability to keep pace with individual
lab needs and growth. In a standard configuration, the system typically processes
as many as 650 tubes per hour, making it ideal for peak workload periods in medium
and large volume labs. The system handles a wide variety of sample tube sizes
including screw caps, rubber stoppers and aluminum seals.
The Olympus OLA2500
uses a Windows® operating system, Pentium® processor, graphic user interface
and image recognition software.
For additional information about the Olympus
OLA2500, please call Hiroshi SekiyaHiro Sekiya, Product Manager, Olympus Diagnostic
Systems Group, at 1-800-628-7152, ext.2636, or visit the Olympus web site at www.olympus.com.
Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group
Since 1981, Olympus Diagnostic Systems
Group has provided innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands
of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks
and pharmaceutical labs. Offering the broadest standardized line of random access,
chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems, Olympus' solutions save
laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results.
Diagnostic Systems Group also offers rapid response technical support nationwide
through Olympus Technical Services. Service and support are available to customers
seven days a week, 24 hours a day, by calling 1-800-223-0130. From telephone troubleshooting
and remote modem diagnostics
on-site customer training and service for hardware,
software, application support
as well as training and field support at Olympus'
Irving, Texas facility
Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group provides comprehensive
customer-tailored solutions to ensure maximum system uptime with reliable results.
additional information about the Olympus product line, and other services, please
call the Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group at 1-800-223-0125, or visit the Olympus
web site at www.olympus.com.
Olympus America Inc.
Based in Melville, NY, Olympus America Inc. distributes
a wide range of products that leverage its core expertise in optics and digital
information technology for the consumer, scientific, healthcare and commercial
markets. These products include film and digital cameras, microcassette and digital
voice recorders, binoculars, film scanners, personal photo printers, medical endoscopes,
biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical diagnostic
analyzers and other high-technology products. Olympus America Inc. is responsible
for sales, marketing, and distribution in the U.S. and Canada. Olympus America
Inc. is a subsidiary of Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.