March 18, 2013
While companies insist they don’t hold back on releasing new products solely to make big splashes at Pittcon, there have been quite a few big introductions already, and the meeting is just starting.
Shimadzu kicked off the meeting last night by giving notice to its competitors that “the sleeping giant is wakening” and introducing the i3D Enterprise Service, in addition to several new gas chromatography products.
Shimadzu partnered with Integrated Analysis on the i3D, which it says is a powerful, private-cloud service for laboratories. i3D integrates storage, processing, and data mining.
According to the companies, with i3D Enterprise Service, laboratory data can be automatically and securely uploaded from instruments to a private cloud and processed on the cloud. This enables workflow execution and data mining in a fraction of the time when compared to processing on a local PC. Researchers with an Internet browser can quickly access all of their data, interrogate it from any location, and share data globally in seconds.