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MSC-LIMS Automated Messaging Simplifies Data Transfer

JACKSON, Wyoming - December 1, 2000 - Mountain States Consulting, LLC, announces MSC-LIMS Messaging, an optional component released in conjunction with MSC-LIMS' new Version 2.2. Using MSC-LIMS Messaging, sample information can be emailed or faxed automatically when a sample is logged or completed.

Any number of message recipients can be defined by configuring MSC-LIMS' customers and projects and, as with all MSC-LIMS products, MSC-LIMS Messaging is easily customized. Additional message styles can be added to create messages in specific formats or to create attachment data files in additional formats for electronic data deliverables.

Using MSC-LIMS Messaging and MAPI-compliant transport providers, sample information can be sent automatically via email, fax, etc. when a sample is logged or completed. MSC-LIMS Messaging includes a number of message styles ranging from plain text to attached files in rich text, snapshot, HTML, and XML formats. Any number of message recipients can be defined by configuring MSC-LIMS' customers and projects.

MSC-LIMS Messaging can also be used to implement business-to-business electronic data transfer. MSC-LIMS Messaging supports eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data format, which is quickly becoming the standard for electronic data interchange. MSC-LIMS Messaging also supports eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT).

MSC-LIMS and MSC-LIMS Messaging were developed using Microsoft's Access 97 Relational Database Management System for Windows. MSC-LIMS Messaging can be installed on an MSC-LIMS workstation or on any workstation with access to the MSC-LIMS back end database.

MSC-LIMS provides sample tracking, scheduling, and warning, quality control samples and control charts, method development, instrument and procedure lists and calendars, and employee training and certification records. MSC-LIMS also includes barcoding capabilities, bench sheet, work sheet and chain-of-custody generation, data access security roles, and EPA audit trail.

Minimum system requirements are a Pentium 233 MHz Processor running Windows 95/98/NT/2000, 32MB RAM, and 800 x 600 small font resolution monitor. MSC-LIMS can be installed on a single PC or in a multi-user configuration for small workgroups. The base system includes a single user license, barcode printer, laser scanner and one-year technical support and software updates.

Founded in 1986, Mountain States Consulting, LLC is devoted to supporting and enhancing MSC-LIMS, its Windows-based laboratory information management system, and to helping its clients successfully implement the system.

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