Agilent Technologies and Shimadzu Partner to Exchange Instrument Drivers

June 14, 2013

LCGC Europe eNews

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Agilent Technologies (California, USA) and Shimadzu (Kyoto, Japan) have announced that they will exchange instrument drivers. This exchange aims to give users a wider choice of instrumentation for their laboratories, regardless of the computer data system (CDS) they use.

Agilent Technologies (California, USA) and Shimadzu (Kyoto, Japan) have announced that they will exchange instrument drivers. This exchange aims to give users a wider choice of instrumentation for their laboratories, regardless of the computer data system (CDS) they use. Investment by users in workflow definition and supporting operating procedures (SOP) will be preserved.

“At Agilent, we are fully committed to bringing instrument control solutions for the most popular chromatography instruments into [Agilent] OpenLAB CDS,” said Bruce von Herrmann, general manager of Agilent Software and Informatics. “Our agreement with Shimadzu represents the continued cooperation of both companies. OpenLAB CDS customers will now be able to utilize the features and functions of their Shimadzu instrumentation on our newest CDS product.”

“At Shimadzu, we are dedicated to providing flexible instrumentation and software solutions for our customers,” said Masami Tomita, Shimadzu general manager of LC Business Unit, Life Science Business Department. “We are pleased to announce that Shimadzu instruments are now able to be controlled by Agilent OpenLAB CDS. Our collaboration will provide a more integrated solution for customers who require a single CDS product to provide seamless multi-vendor control of all instruments in their laboratory. This will allow any CDS which supports RC.Net to control our instruments. Shimadzu’s adoption and implementation of the RC.Net standard will also enable Agilent instruments to be controlled by Shimadzu LabSolutions CDS.”

Integration is expected to be completed in August.

For more information please visit:

www.shimadzu.com

or
www.chem.agilent.com