Configuring LDMS Remote Reader

When you first start LDMS Remote Reader, it will show you the currently selected device and configuration. When you read an assay, this is the device reader that will be used. Before using an reader devices to read an assay, you must configure your hardware.

Figure: LDMS Remote Reader device menu

Configuring a reader device

  1. From the menu bar, click Device.

  2. Select the device that you want to configure.

  3. Select the configuration that you want to modify. If you are creating a new configuration, select <Default>.

  4. Change the settings for your device.

  5. Save your configuration by doing one of the following:

    • To save your changes to the configuration that you previously selected, click the OK button.

    • To save a new configuration, click the Save As button.


If you selected the <Default> configuration, this saving changes will overwrite the default settings. You cannot undo this change.

Figure: Device Configuration screen. Assay configuration screen in LDMS Remote Reader has the same options as LDMS.

After creating or modifying a configuration, that reader device and configuration will automatically become your current reader. This means that when you go to read an assay, these are the settings that will be used.

If you have more than one reader device connected to the computer (or more than one configuration for a device), you will need to specify which one to use.

Changing the current device and configuration used by LDMS Remote Reader:

  1. From the menu bar, select Device > Select Current Device/Configuration....

  2. Select the reader device that you want to read from the Select Device list.

  3. Select the configuration that you want to use from the Select Configuration list.