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The purpose of this project is to allow remote monitoring of complex instrumentation using simple web-based tools. The web provides a unique environment for providing information in a global context. With a proper web browser, it is possible for an individual from almost any location in the world to view the same content as someone thousands of miles away. Modern transducers, video cameras, and appropriate software allow a researcher to inexpensively monitor (and record if necessary) information that allows the status of an experiment to be readily ascertained whether one is using a workstation adjacent to the instrument, at home in the evening, or on a business trip thousands of miles away.

The images of the diffractometer bays are taken by Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras, such as this one, which are typically homed on to the instrument itself.

Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera

Click on the above image to go to the live-view page.

Crystal images are obtained from cameras mounted inside the enclosures. Where the cameras are positioned is indicated.

Live images from these cameras are available here.

Lab images are also captured from fixed cameras mounted in different parts of the lab.


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