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More than 15 years of experience and development is built into the XiltriX laboratory monitoring, data logging and alarming system. XiltriX can record and alarm the temperature of all laboratory storage equipment, in real time, 24/7, locally, via an internal network or via the internet. It can do the same for many other parameters, for example door opening, pressure, CO2 and O2. There are many different options for failure reporting and follow-up protocols - XiltriX will always provide a solution for your situation!
Many major teaching hospitals have used XiltriX to their complete satisfaction for many years. In these installations a significant number of departments and measuring points are registered and monitored, all connected to one single server. Sensor data can be collected through a mix of wired, network and wireless connections and accessed simply by logging on to the system via the intranet or internet.
XiltriX® - Sensors
The most commonly used sensors are pt100 temperature sensors. These sensors are both very sturdy and accurate. The XiltriX pt100 sensors have a range from -200°C to 250°C. All sensors collect their measuring data independently from the internal equipment sensor. This provides full traceability even in case of power failure.
On/off switches eg door opening, liquid levels etc
CO2 (carbon dioxide) O2 (oxygen)
Airflow (laminar flow cabinets)
Electro conductivity (water quality)
Any other sensor with a 0-20 mA output.
XiltriX® - CO2 monitoring
XiltriX uses a unique and accurate method of CO2 monitoring. Samples from up to 16 incubators can be analysed by a single CO2 sensor inside a CO2 substation. Each sample channel is measured every 20 minutes. Excess humidity is automatically removed by moisture separators. The internal CO2 sensor is automatically calibrated using outside air and a calibration gas supply. This way the CO2 measurement is always accurate regardless of drift of the CO2 sensor or changes in outside conditions. Typically a calibration is performed three times a day (e.g. at 8 am, 12 am and 6 pm). At weekends calibrations can be skipped, preventing alarms if the calibration gas runs out during the weekend.
This system has been successfully used by many international IVF and cell culture laboratories to monitor the long term stability of their CO2 incubators. Because up to 16 incubators can be monitored with 1 substation, the monitoring cost per incubator is very low.
XiltriX® - Alarms
In case of equipment failure XiltriX can activate alarms, and here flexibility is the key. A variety of alarm equipment can be used, ranging from a light or siren to an e-mail, beeper or SMS. What's more, you can decide when and where the alarms are reported. XiltriX will find you, not the other way around. The SMS option includes bi-directional capability by which acknowledgement messages can be sent to the system. Messages can be cascaded from one user to another in the event of alarms not being acknowledged. Using SMS you can remotely check on the system integrity and check measuring values at any time.
SMS text messaging (bi-directional)
BMS (Building Management System)
XiltriX® - Reports
Historical reports can be generated in seconds using one of many standard menu-driven options. Graphs, numerical values and statistical information are available from any sensor at any time. Graphs are automatically electronically signed and can easily be printed. Up to 8 values and up to 2 different measurement parameters can be displayed simultaneously on a single graph. This way equipment can be compared and deviations can be spotted prior to failure of the device.
All numerical and statistical data can be exported to Excel compatible files. Statistics include all commonly used values including MKT (Mean Kinetic Temperature). When a graph is zoomed in to examine a specific event or time period, the statistical data for that selected area is automatically recalculated.
XiltriX® - Traceability
XiltriX is completely password protected, and any changes to the system performed by an authorised user are logged in the appropriate audit trail log. The data is time stamped and user name, old value, new value and even the IP-address of the user is saved. This way no information is ever lost. When the logs are printed, all pages have an electronic record and signature box for signing the documents. Off course, all saved measurement data are protected from changes.
The user can also input what caused an alarm and what corrective actions were taken to reset it. This information is stored in the alarm logs and can easily be retrieved, printed and exported using the shortcut menu.
XiltriX® - Calibration / Validation
The XiltriX system can be validated to the highest accreditation standards It meets the strictest standards including GLP, GMP, FDA (21 CFR part 11) and CCKL. An IQ and OQ can be performed at installation, fully documenting the software’s behaviour. When the validation is successfully completed, you can rest assured that the software performs exactly according to the functional specifications.
Calibration can be performed according to the appropriate accreditation norms. Norms can vary from country to country. IKS can supply calibrations according to the Dutch RvA accreditation standard. The RvA is recognized by the IAF and ILAC.