Procedure App Works In Challenging Environments

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People in mobile work environments, from labs and hospitals to factories and outdoor locations, have powerful new tools to manage complex procedures with Version 1.2 of the Protocol Labacus app for tablets and other mobile computing devices, released yesterday by Abacalab Inc.

How do technical people manage complex procedures in challenging environments? Now there’s an app for that. Protocol Labacus 1.2, a mobile app released yesterday by Abacalab, Inc., provides powerful new tools for diverse professionals who work on their feet – biologists, doctors, industrial production managers and many others – to manage procedures where they work, whether in a lab, at a hospital, on the factory floor or in the great outdoors.

Version 1.2 of Protocol Labacus greatly expands the power of the original software (released last year) by adding new features that enable shared and offline work. Users can now continue to use the software even where wireless connections are not available, empowering them to manage SOPs and data collection even in places as remote as a mountain wilderness. Procedures can now be shared among multiple users, and multiple samples can be managed in a single procedure.

Abacalab President J. Christopher Phelan explains,

“Suppose your company is testing a new natural insecticide to make sure it kills destructive pests but not bees and butterflies. You need to test your new material against the industry standard with a third field left untreated for comparison. Making sure that the same procedures are used and the same data collected by different people applying the sprays and counting the pests and beneficial insects in each field was a big job… until now. With our software, people working in all three locations can have access to the same procedure and data collection instructions, with each person entering data for their own set of samples. The same applies to hospital operating rooms, biology research labs, manufacturing facilities, environmental water sampling… the possibilities are endless.”

Protocol Labacus 1.2, released Monday 8/27/12 by Abacalab, Inc., is a web-based software suite that includes server and database components as well as both a tablet app for mobile work and a desktop application for planning and reporting in the office. The mobile application is compatible with most tablets including both Android and iPad, and can also be run on a laptop. The server software can be installed under Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.

About Abacalab, Inc.

Abacalab is a technology leader in mobile software for scientific and technical work applications and developed the first digital laboratory assistant, the Chemistry Labacus, in 2006. The company was founded by laboratory scientists in 2003 to develop cutting-edge mobile applications for people in technical fields. Abacalab, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

For more information about Labacus products or Abacalab, Inc., or to order or request a demonstration of the Protocol Labacus software suite, visit the Abacalab company web site at

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