Current events highlight the need for enabling efficient and effective remote work environments around the world. The impact on test engineers and lab managers is particularly acute due to the needs of accessing equipment and instrumentation in a lab. If lab access is restricted, how can teams minimize the impact to product development while maintaining high levels of quality and test coverage? This post will highlight different ways GradientOne can help support remote instrument control and collaboration via automatic waveform upload when lab access may be limited.
Remote Instrument Control
With lab access potentially limited the test engineering function will be impacted by challenging access to instruments, developing test plans, and accessing/viewing test data in a collaborative approach. Some tools such as VPNs and Remote Desktop Software have historically been used to address some of these issues, but they come with various limitations. GradientOne’s approach is purpose built from the ground up to leverage contemporary technologies to enable instruments without the need of any software installed on the computer trying to access the instrument. Regardless of whether it is a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone, a user can securely log into a portal via a web browser, select an instrument to use, and then configure the device and execute tests.
Below are example use cases of how an engineer might use GradientOne to control instruments and run tests remotely:
Automatic Upload of Test Results
Another common challenge in remote environments is accessing the test results and archiving them for review, report generation, and collaboration.
Our approach provides an automatic upload capability of every bit of relevant information from the test and index and archive it in the secure GradientOne cloud or a local server in the customer environment for users to access at any point in the future:
Enabling remote lab operations historically has required home grown solutions or technology designed for a different purpose, shoehorned into the lab environment. In our next post we'll describe how we can help make data driven decisions around instrument asset utilization to optimize budgeting and lab allocations to meet your current operating environment. We've developed an approach from the ground up, to address these issues in a way to simplify and streamline remote or local work flows. We offer this to customers directly or via consulting services. If you'd like to learn more click below to let us know how we can help.