Unlike current systems that are monolithic, we present a modular, IP-based architecture for control of remote scientific instruments. The modules can be disparately deployed while communication between each is through TCP. Its feasibility was demonstrated by controlling an Olympus BX-61 motorized microscope through a web interface, SMS, and web over GPRS. Captured images can be viewed via the web interface or sent through MMS. Video streaming through the web interface was also implemented.
C.M. Alis, J.J. Escay, S.D. Separa, et.al., “Multi-Platform Internet-Protocol-Based Architecture for Remote Scientific Instrumentation”, Proc. 23rd SPP Physics Congress, Iloilo City, Philippines, 2005.