Elmer and On-Tap: A Perfect Match
Perkin-Elmer/Nelson Systems develops and markets a highly regarded,
VMS-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) to the scientific,
medical and industrial sectors.
By choosing to incorporate On-Tap/VMS into their own package,
Perkin-Elmer can offer their customers the capability of producing bar-coded
labels in-house to add extra precision to the critical sample-tracking process.
On-Tap also allows the end users to include a variety of different bar code
symbologies on reports and other documents.
Product specialists at Perkin-Elmer were impressed that On-Tap/VMS
supports all DEC printers, including printers that would not otherwise be able
to print bar codes. On-Tap also provides full support for most other vendor's
dot-matrix and laser printers, and since On-Tap is printer independent, end-users
can change their printers without having to rewrite their application programs
or call Perkin-Elmer for support! To top it all off, Perkin-Elmer's programmers
found that integrating On-Tap/VMS into their own VMS-based product was an almost
embarrassingly simple task.