PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) announced today that it launched its PKeye workflow monitor for remotely managing and monitoring workflows.
Waltham, Massachusetts–based PerkinElmer’s cloud-based PKeye workflow monitor enables laboratory personnel to remotely handle PerkinElmer instruments and workflows in real-time through 24/7 access and visibility into laboratory operations.
According to a news release, the cloud-based web design and centralized summary dashboard gives authorized users a way to monitor and view real-time status updates, receive notifications, run completion data and view video clips remotely from offices, meetings or home.
The platform informs users of the start, stop and completion of operations through the option to receive notifications via email or SMS. It can also notify users if manual intervention is needed, such as the replenishment of tips or the need to refill reagents.
Instruments are enabled with video recording capabilities so the platform can record and store specific events and errors to allow users to study them at a later date.
PKeye is currently available for visual monitoring with the PerkinElmer Janus G3, Sciclone G3 and Zephyr G3 workstations. It is also compatible with the LabChip GX Touch instrument and the Chemagic 360 platform.
“With the PKeye workflow monitor, researchers can confidently walk away from their laboratory instruments without concern of disruptions to productivity or throughput,” Perkin Elmer GM of Applied Genomics James Atwood said in the release. “Through instant notifications and remote web-access, this platform provides users with confidence that their samples are moving efficiently through extraction, quality control and liquid handling processes.”