BioRead – Mirage Rack Scanner


The Mirage 2D scanner offers easy, out-of-the-box set up and is delivered pre-calibrated and ready to scan.

This instrument can scan all commonly used racks in the SBS format, and its low profile means that it can be easily added into liquid handling platforms and other automation systems.

The low profile and economic price makes the Mirage the perfect replacement for a traditional flat bed scanner.

Key Features

  • The most compact camera based 2D rack scanner available
  • Low profile allows use on robotic liquid handling systems
  • Innovative and unique scanning technology (patent pending)
  • Scans all current, commonly used, SBS format racks
  • Economically priced


  • Dimensions = 208mm x 135mm x 80mm
  • Weight = 1.35kg
  • Power Adaptor: Input 100-240VAC, Output 5Vdc 4A
  • Power consumption = <10 watts
  • Scans all currently available 24, 48, 96, 240 position racks
  • Scanning technology = CMOS camera
  • Scan time = approx 2 seconds
  • Compatible with datamatrix 2D barcodes
  • Working temperature = 5-35°C
  • Export data as Excel, text, JSON, XML and image files
  • Operating system on host computer = Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Warranty = 2 years
  • Free DataPaq™ software upgrades for life
  • Software includes remote control capability for integration applications

Optional 1D Linear Code Scanner

  • Reads the 1D code on the side/edge of your racks

Easy Set-Up

The BioRead Mirage offers easy set-up, straight out of the box, with only a few minutes for configuration. DataPaq™ software makes it simple to export to Excel, XML or text and scanned images can also be saved.


The Mirage is also available with cryoprotective proofing, to avoid condensation build-up within the scanner. Condensation can prevent the scanner from reading the 2D barcodes properly. Therefore, if you will be regularly scanning tubes straight from the freezer, the cryoprotective proofing could be the solution for you.



BioRead Mirage 2D Scanner Datasheet

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