ASTM Format
Analyzers format responds to the ASTM specifications E-1381 & E-1394:
• E-1381: Standard specification for Low Level protocol to transfer messages between
clinical or laboratory instruments and computer systems.
• E-1394: Standard specification for transferring Information between clinical or
laboratory instruments and computer systems.
1. Connection specifications (ASTM E-1381)
1.1. Hardware and software characteristics
You can setup Baud rate, Parity, Stop bit,…
Hardware setting of the interface: Connect the Host and the instrument by the DB9 serial
port.
1.2. Output data characteristics
Characters: ASCII
Maximum message length: 247 characters.
Analyzer manages Xon/Xoff protocol.

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