To manage an instrument in my.Cryochain, begin by creating an equipment record to represent it. You will need to give the equipment a name and specify its serial number. Equipment names can be anything you chose but here are a few ideas to help if you are stuck:
- Descriptive: "Apheresis Thawer", "Lab3 Freezer"
- Themed: Star wars characters, pop stars or famous scientists
- Associations: "Ice Man", "Hot Numbers"
You are free to change the name later, but once a piece of equipment has been created, the serial number and equipment type cannot be altered. You will see in the screenshot below that equipment is automatically assigned an API password which you will need to enter on the instrument itself in order to connect it to my.Cryochain.