Hardware Requirements for LIMS


Self-hosted Server (rack mounted preferred) minimum requiments

Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 or similar 8 core CPU
2 X SATA 6Gb/s HDD minimum 1TB with RAID 1 MIRROR
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
External HDD or NAS for storage
Static IP Address on internet connection


OR Cloud-hosted Server (example of preLink provided VM)

10TB Web Traffic
6 vCPUs
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition


Barcode Wands

For sample storage and easy recall using barcodes
Either Symbol LS9203 or Symbol LS2208 depending on usage
Either USB or RS232 interface depending on usage


Barcode Printer

For barcoding of Samples, Refrigerators, Cryo Boxes etc.
For long term & cryo storage ‐ Zebra TLP‐3844Z (Uses Ribbon, capable of small barcodes)
For short term routine lab work ‐ Zebra LP 2844 (Prints directly onto thermal barcodes)
Digi PortServer TS 8 (for connecting 8 instruments)
Network device which converts RS232 to TCP/IP


Client PC's

PC's with a modern web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge
Monitors with 1280x1024 or higher resolution and 17" LCD or better



Network switches & relevant infrastructure
Network cabling for each instrument, client pc
Network Printers for Results, Reports, Stats, etc
Internet Access



Pre ‐ Printed barcodes to specification (9 barcodes per Number)
A4 laser labels for in‐house printing
Barcode labels and ribbons if applicable
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Software Requirements for Client PCs


Barcode Printing, Document Scanning and Remote Report Printing

All of these applications are Windows applications and they need to be run on Windows 7 or higher. The Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5.2 is also a requirement.


Lab PCs accessing web application

Any computer with a modern browser can access the prelink web application. Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, etc. will all work perfectly. Internet Explorer is being phased out by Microsoft and should not be used. No software installation is required.