Trial Evaluation questions
Rig Design and Usage
Do you have multiple rigs of the same rig type? (Yes/No)
If so how many? (numerical)
If not is this something you are considering?
Usage mode of your remote labs
would you consider to be the primary usage mode of your remote labs?
(Batch mode, interactive
Are your remote labs dual use ie rigs used for both hands on and remote lab use?
Do your rigs require calibration
Did you spend significant time engaged in calibration related activities?
Use of consumables
Do your rigs require consumables?
Did you spend significant time engaged in managing consumables?
Do your rigs/experiments require manual handling of materials? Eg Changing samples or
Screen real estate
Was screen real estate
(fitting everything required for an experiment onto a reasonably sized screen)
did you use
how many, manufacturer and model
Was integrating multiple cameras an issue for you? (Yes/No)
Was internet latency an issue for you?
Was camera lighting an issue for you? Ie
was room lighting adequate or was additional task
lighting required? Did you experience problems with poor image quality?
What Video streaming technology, did you use?
Did you encounter any issues associated with this choice?
What was your primary rig presentation technology?
Eg Flash, Labview Web Services, Labview Web Panels,
Were you happy with your choice, why?
Use of Virtualization
Do you use virtualization technology ? (Yes/No)
If so which? (VMWARE,
Virtual Box, Hypervisor, other)
Did you find it a useful technology?
Did it reduce your hardware costs?
What OS (s) and
versions do you use
for the Scheduling and Control servers
you encounter any OS related issues in your deployment?
Did you encounter any Computer hardware related issues in your deployment?
(eg Insufficient memory, IO bottlenecks etc)
authentication method did you use?
Was your authentication method
integrated with your institution’s centralized identity
Do you have a common sign on system in place?
Key Technologies and local standards
Were any of the key te
chnologies used by Labshare problematic in your remote lab
implementation? eg Java, PHP, SOAP, PostGreSQL,
Labview, Windows Terminal Services
Standard Operating Environment (SOE) requirements
Did your remote lab deployment require changes to your staff or
(new client side software or configurations)
Did your remote lab deployment require the purchase of any new software or licenses
Was he management of lic
Did you have any firewall related issues when commissioning your remote lab
Did you use any form of connection manager to reduce the number of firewall exceptions?
Did you have any other network security related issues whe
n commissioning your remote
Non IT Infrastructure
Did you rig deployment require installation of additional building services?
(Air Con, drainage, fume extraction, filtered power, UPS etc, lighting)
Did you rig deployment require any
significant building works
(Reconfiguration of rooms etc)
Was physical security of your rigs an issue?
How do you currently record reservations
To what extent are you monitoring usage of your remote lab(s)
rigs require significant maintenance
during the course of your trial