This section gives an overview of hardware and software in BASE.
BASE is pre-installed with a set of hardware and software types. They are typically used to filter the registered hardware and software depending on what a user is doing. For example, when adding raw data to BASE a user can select a scanner. The GUI will display the hardware that has been registered as scanner hardware types. Other hardware types are hybridization station and print robot. An administrator may register more hardware and software types.