University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 98-103.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201803047

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Remote Control and Monitoring of Laboratory Equipment and Operation Using Mobile Devices

Weiqing ZHANG,Jianhui ZHANG*(),Xiaolan YU   

  • Received:2018-03-22 Published:2019-01-16
  • Contact: Jianhui ZHANG


This paper proposes a method of using free software on mobile phones or tablets to remotely control and monitor laboratory equipment. The Ezviz Studio video software is used to monitor laboratory environment and the surrounding of equipment, which provides real-time information on the remotely controlled equipment and operation, and it is also possible to use this software to conduct audio communications with the personnel onsite. The Teamviewer software can be used to monitor the progress of experiments at any time, to remotely control the starting time and finishing time of an experiment or to change the experimental parameters; remotely controlled intelligent switches can be used to control lighting and electricity, which also helps with monitoring the laboratory during night time and turning off unnecessary power consumption. This will help with reducing work loads of laboratory personnel, increasing work efficiency, providing real-time information on the laboratory and functioning of the equipment, enabling timely adjustment of experimental parameters and reducing energy consumption. This paper also introduces the application of Teamviewer on data processing.

Key words: Teamviewer software, Ezviz Studio software, Remote monitoring and control, Application of smart phone, Safety management of laboratory


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