14.1. Hardware types

Hardware Type allows classification of hardware based on their usage and purpose in the laboratory workflow. By default, BASE creates the 3 main hardware types and those correspond to the main hardware families identified by MIAME requirements. These 3 hardware types are Print Robot, Scanner, and Hybridization station.

In case those built-in types are not enough, it is possible to create new ones.

You can manage the hardware types by going to AdministrateTypesHardware types.

Figure 14.1. Hardware type properties

Hardware type properties


The name of the hardware type.

[Tip] Tip

It is advised to define the name so that it is compatible with the MIAME requirements and recommendations issues by microarray data repositories.


A description of the hardware type.