Implementing Flexible Remote Access for University Research Facility
Kanazawa University, Japan
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kanazawa University was forced to restrict entry of students and researchers to the campus. Due to detrimental effects this would have on the education of students of the careers of young researchers with fixed-term contracts, it therefore became imperative to establish an environment in which important research could resume and continue while still complying with the government’s strict social distancing guidelines.
The technical staff of the Instrumental Analysis Division of the Engineering and Technology Department of the University investigated ways to meet all necessary requirements, and the university decided to implement a software-installation-free over IP system based on the ATEN CN9600 KVM over IP Switch to allow remote access to research equipment such as electron microscopes and more.
A solution that would allow students and faculty members to resume research activities via remote access from any external location that was designated safe, elsewhere on the campus or even from home
On Demand Access Mobility
Create an environment where research facilities widely dispersed throughout the campus could be controlled remotely as and when necessary
Due to the variety of research equipment interfaces, needed a system that interoperated fully with a wide range of OS, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Oracle's SPARC, and VT100 based serial devices
We intend to utilize the CN9600’s remote operation features to optimize equipment utilization and technical cooperation in order to better respond to analysis requests from companies.
Dr. Hironori Sugiyama
Full, Unrestricted Access
The university’s research facilities can now be operated fully via an easy-to-use solution that allows remote access to research equipment with no compatibility issues
Because PCs are loaded onto mobile racks, the remote operation facilitated by the CN9600s can be moved around and connected to different equipment in each research facility as needed
Flexible and Scalable
Since one CN9600 unit is used with one PC, the system is simple, flexible, and easily expandable when needed to be scaled up to cover even more research facilities.
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