General software tools such as the LID 57x Toolbox handheld reader software allow the user to utilize the "Setting Wizard" program, which gives the operator control over various parameters such as chip type to be read, saving readings, use of prefix or suffix with reading etc. It is also possible to set the length of time a tag identification or custom number is shown on the LCD, set software triggers and even turn on and off the audio verification of the tag identification’s correct scan and much more.
The LID573 Utility is a database type application that allows the download of transponder codes and the re-mapping of their numbers so that the LID573 reader can display animal numbers or other relevant information. This is important because it means that you keep the unique Trovan tag number while making sure your animal identification is user friendly but at the same time ERROR FREE. You can secure data with user name and password entry and set up a complete audit trail. It is capable of searching the tables for relevant animals and storing important notes on health or other issues, with the functionality to locate the information quickly using a comprehensive search tool. The software will print study information with animal identification and all notes fields as well as setting up your reader to operate with your own individual preferences.