This Information Applies To: 2100 Bioanalyzer, 2100 Expert software
Can more than one Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer instrument be connected to one PC?
Steps to follow:
If the PC has a USB port and a serial port, it is possible to connect it to a maximum of two Bioanalyzers: one via the serial port and one via a USB serial port adapter. The approved USB serial adapter is part number 5188-8031. The driver for the USB serial adapter can be downloaded by clicking here. If the PC doesn’t have a serial port, it is only possible to connect one instrument to the PC at a time. If two Bioanalyzers are connected to one PC via a USB port each, you may experience communication issues between the PC and Bioanalyzers.
Upon connection of a second Bioanalyzer, the PC device manager will establish a second COM port. Therefore a second object, called Demo, will be added to the All Instruments tree view in the Instruments Context of the Agilent 2100 Expert software (see Figure 1).