Echo Liquid Handler Software Installation

Labcyte installs the Echo Liquid Handler software onto the client PC that is connected to the Echo Liquid Handler. If you need to install the software onto additional computers, such as network PCs, use the instructions provided in this section. See Multi-Client Considerations for advantages and disadvantages of connecting more than one workstation.

Note: If you are connecting the Echo Liquid Handler to a LAN via a hub, switch, or router, use a standard ethernet cable. If you are connecting the Echo Liquid Handler directly to a workstation, use the included “cross-over” Ethernet cable.

During installation the Echo Liquid Handler software will provide the following installation types:

  • Client (Only): Installs the Echo Liquid Handler software onto the client PC that is connected to the Echo Liquid Handler (normal mode). The software allows the operator to communicate with, control, and monitor an Echo Liquid Handler through easy-to-use software screens (Graphical User Interface). This option requires a host name or IP address of the Echo server.
  • Client and Server:
    • Normal Mode installs the Echo client software onto the client PC and the Echo server software onto the Echo controller. This software is installed by Labcyte field engineers.
    • Stub Mode creates a virtual Echo instrument onto the client PC that developers can use to develop and test custom software.

      Note: Use this installation type only if you are writing your own programs that will call the Echo ActiveX programming interface. Call Labcyte Service and Support if you have any questions regarding this installation type.