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Using the RFID Functionality in MANTIS

If your MANTIS includes Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) functionality, you can use the RFID to access the history of a chip, such as chip usage and dispense information. In this tutorial, you will learn how to scan RFID chips (either all chips or an individual chip) and open the chip dispense history.




Scanning RFID Chips

Scanning RFID chips during Startup

MANTIS now supports automatic RFID scanning during startup. This feature is useful for you to get the most up to date chip information, especially after setting up new instrument. To enable or disable this feature, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Click the Advanced Options tab and locate the RFID option.

  3. On the Scan Inputs During Startup option, select True to activate RFID chip scanning during startup. To deactivate the scanning, select False.

  4. Click OK to apply the changes.


Scanning RFID chips manually

You can manually scan your RFID chip(s) in two different ways: either by scanning all chips at once or scanning an individual chip.


To scan all chips:

  1. Go to the Tools menu, and select Scan Inputs for RFID chips.

  2. Click Start Scan in the Scan MANTIS Inputs window.

  1. Select Apply to apply the scanning result to the MANTIS inputs and then click Yes when the confirmation message appears.


    Select Cancel if you do not want to apply the scanning result to the MANTIS inputs.


To scan an individual chip:



Opening the Chip Dispense History

Besides scanning the RFID chips, you can also open the chip dispense history to review the chip usage and dispense information.



To open the chip dispense history:

  1. Click the Input button.

  2. Go to Chip Dispense History tab.

    Dispense History Window

  3. To export the chip dispense history, click the Export All to File button.

  4. Change the file name if desired.

  5. Click Save, and then click OK.

  6. To close the window, click OK.


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