All skirted and semi-skirted plates are available with linear barcodes for identification and traceability of your samples. The labels are highly scratch-resistant and withstand cold storage (-80°C), temperatures of up to 100°C, and solvents such as DMSO.

Single, double, triple or quadruple barcodes are available off-the-shelf, and a variety of customisations are possible.

Custom Linear Barcode Request Form

Standard Barcoded Plates

4titude® standard barcoded plates are available off-the-shelf, and all of our fully-skirted or semi-skirted plates can be barcoded.

The barcodes are printed in Code 128 format, which is compatible with most barcode readers. In addition, human readable format is printed to the right of the label, ensuring samples can always be identified.

The single barcode is positioned opposite the numbers (south side of the the plate), the double barcode is additionally positioned opposite the letters (east side), and the triple barcode is additionally positioned on the north side of the plate.

To order either version, please add the following codes to the ordering code of the respective plate: /SBC (for single barcode), /DBC (for double barcode), /TBC (for triple barcode), and /QBC (for quadruple barcode).

Position of Standard Barcode Labels

Custom Barcoded Plates

Should you require other barcode options not covered by our standard barcoding service, e.g. specified barcodes or label positions, our custom service can apply them in your preferred configuration or format, with a starting sequence of your specification. 4titude® can apply a variety of barcode formats to any side of the plate.

Custom barcode orders or price requests should be submitted together with a completed Custom Linear Barcode Request Form.

Label Specifications

2D Coding

In addition to standard and custom linear barcoding, 4titude® also offers 2D coding. 2D coding is the use of a data matrix with a defined number of fields to encode alphanumerical information. The code uses data redundancy so even when codes are partly destroyed, the information will be retained.

For Break-A-Way™ plates and FrameStrips®, we offer off-the-shelf 2D codes.

Barcode Readers

The compact hand held barcode scanner, 4ti-4060, delivers the speed typical of laser scanners on any barcode, including both 1D and 2D codes.

It is capable of scanning 2D codes, as found on FrameStrips®, Break-A-Way™ plates, Cryotubes and Cryovials, including codes from other manufacturers' products. It can also scan our standard and custom linear plate codes, as well as any other linear codes.

This scanner has universal flexibility - it can be connected to any computer, via built in USB cable, without the need for a software download. Barcodes are instantly read and displayed wherever the cursor is placed, in any software on your computer.

  • Plug in and scan - ease of handling
  • Instant insertion of code - speed of use
  • Multi-format use - highest flexibility
  • Accommodates 2D barcodes without sacrificing scanning quality or performance
  • Omnidirectional scan pattern; no need to align the barcode with the scanner or pause between scans
  • Industry-leading scanning speed on every barcode
  • True point-and-shoot first time scanning simplicity on even damaged and poorly printed barcodes
  • Supports all common interfaces - easy integration with your existing technology environment, easy to migrate to new hosts
  • Compatible with 123Scan2 and Remote Scanner Management (RSM)
  • Durable design for all day everyday reliability

The rack scanner (4ti-4000) scans 2D codes in an SBS footprint or cryorack format. Different masks are available for different consumables.

After scanning, the data can be exported in a variety of file formats for use with sample management systems.





Hand held barcode scanner, including USB cable

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4ti-4000 Single code 2D code rack scanner1 scanner