Maximize laboratory productivity with Consolidated’s cloud-enabled steam autoclaves.

Thanks to a unique partnership with TetraScience, an Internet-of-Things company, Consolidated autoclaves are now able to connect to the internet—allowing scientists, lab managers, and facilities personnel to monitor their autoclaves and download their sterilization data from any internet-ready device. This feature is now included on all Consolidated models manufactured after Sept 2016.* — simply connect the autoclave via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to enjoy the benefits (cloud-based data storage, real time monitoring, and cycle alerts & reminders).

In addition to this cloud system, Consolidated autoclaves can be configured to include remote troubleshooting with live factory support; ideal for facilities that cannot afford any down-time or that are located in remote areas where service assistance is hours or days away.

*This cloud feature may also be retrofit on existing Consolidated autoclaves with Advantage-Series controls.

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Consolidated’s On-Demand Cloud Demo

Wondering how Consolidated’s cloud-enabled autoclave software works? Watch a quick demo below.

 

Features & Advantages
Cycle Alerts & Reminders
Cycle Alerts & Reminders
An email with sterilizer cycle data – in a convenient PDF format – is sent after each cycle has been completed. Notifications for alerts such as “cycle over” and reminders such as “check gasket” can be sent via email or text message.
Data Storage
Data Storage
All sterilizer cycle data and reports are automatically transmitted and stored to a secure cloud platform. Data can be accessed, downloaded, and shared in PDF or CSV format from any device by logging into a secure website.
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Sterilizer status can be viewed in real-time from anywhere via phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
feature-platform
Universal Platform
Consolidated’s autoclaves connect to the cloud through technology provided by TetraScience; a platform that is compatible with other laboratory equipment.
Enhanced Security
Enhanced Security
Autoclave data is protected with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Encryption using HTTPS/TLS encryption for data transfer from the sterilizer to the cloud and 2-factor authentication.
Easy Setup
Easy Setup
Simply connect your autoclave to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Go to www.tetrascience.com and set up your preferences for alerts, data storage, and user access.
Free Subscription
Free Subscription
Each autoclave includes a free 1-year subscription to the cloud service.

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SteriNET® Connex

Remote Monitoring System and Factory Support

The Consolidated SteriNET Connex remote monitoring system offers a quick and easy solution for diagnosing your sterilizer from an offsite location. With SteriNET Connex, Consolidated engineers can connect to your sterilizer via a standard dedicated phone line. SteriNET Connex is ideal for facilities located in remote areas where service assistance is hours or days away.

Features and Benefits

  • Maximizes uptime, reduces unnecessary on-site diagnostic calls, and minimizes on-site service time resulting in lower service costs over the life of the autoclave.
  • Allows for efficient coordination and accurate parts ordering and delivery, for just-in-time service.
  • Includes one year of free software updates.
  • Software upgrades will be installed free of charge (excluding hardware, if required).
  • Allows Consolidated factory engineers to acquire first-hand information from the system to support in-warranty or out-of warranty (billable) service assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cloud Enabled Autoclaves

First Time Set-Up Instructions

Connecting via Ethernet

 

  1. Power up sterilizer.
  2. Make sure an active Ethernet cable is plugged into the port located on the side of your autoclave’s control column (just below the 120V power connection.)
  3. Log onto www.consteril.com/connect and click “Create An Account” for first time set-up, or click “Log-in” if you already have a TetraScience account.  This will bring you to the TetraScience website.
  4. When prompted, enter your Activation Code (located in your Starter Kit) and follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. Your sterilizer should now be connected to the cloud.
What is TetraScience?

TetraScience is a cloud-based software platform for scientific instruments. The platform helps researchers remotely monitor and manage their instruments and experiments. The TetraScience cloud software enables remote monitoring, alerting, and data capture for a myriad of laboratory instruments.

Is my Consolidated sterilizer data safe?

When data is transmitted between your Consolidated sterilizer and the cloud, it is encrypted using HTTPS/TLS.  Stored data is then encrypted and secured by server-side AES-256 bit encryption provided by Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Who has access to the data?

Only authenticated end-users who are explicitly granted permission are able to access the data. Data is stored separately from other AWS customers, as well as from Consolidated Sterilizer Systems. Only authenticated end-users can choose to share the access with collaborators/colleagues or Consolidated Sterilizer Systems.  A strong password policy is enforced by default. Password management policy and two factor authentication can be configured by the organization administrators.

Does connecting the Consolidated sterilizer to my network increase the chances of my network being hacked?

No. The only communication the sterilizer has is the HTTPS request made to the cloud server, which is hosted in a secure and isolated Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) at AWS. The sterilizer disallows incoming network connections.

What if my sterilizer loses internet connectivity?

The Consolidated sterilizer will detect internet disconnection and buffer the data locally inside the sterilizers. Buffered data will be transferred to the cloud as soon as the internet connection is re-established. The software will also detect a sterilizer offline event and alert the associated users based on their configured preference.

How can I configure the Consolidated sterilizer to connect to a specific network for internet access?

Consolidated’s sterilizers can simply be hooked up via an internet-ready Ethernet port. If no Ethernet connection is available the sterilizer can be connected through Wi-Fi.

Can I upgrade my existing Consolidated sterilizer with this new cloud system?

Yes! If you already have a Consolidated Sterilizer, you can retroactively get our Cloud module installed. Please fill out a Request a Quote form.