Manageable and Extensible Video Streaming Systems for On-Line Monitoring of Remote Laboratory Experiments

Yuan-Cheng Lai, Jian-Wei Lin


To enable clients to view real-time video of the involved instruments during a remote experiment, two real-time video streaming systems are devised. One is for the remote experiments which instruments locate in one geographic spot and the other is for those which instruments scatter over different places. By means of running concurrent streaming processes at a server, multiple instruments can be monitored simultaneously by different clients. The proposed systems possess excellent extensibility, that is, the systems can easily add new digital cameras for instruments without modifying any software. Also they are well-manageable, meaning that an administrator can conveniently adjust the quality of the real-time video depending on system load and visual requirements. Finally, some evaluation concerning CPU utilization and bandwidth consumption of the systems have been evaluated to verify the effectiveness of the proposed solutions.


COM Component; Electronic Instrumentation; .NET Remoting; Remote Control; Video Streaming

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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