Streamline laboratory management with OpenLab networked solutions
Break down data silos with networked systems
Whether your growing lab has system scaling issues or needs remote access to lab data, networked computing is a failproof solution.
Central administration: With networked laboratory systems, management of user, lab and instrument data is
simplified through the ability to centralize all system administrative needs.
Remote accessibility: Networked systems enable your lab employees to do sample processing, review, and
approval securely from any location, using authorized systems.
Time to value: Expanding your laboratory is easier with networked systems. Adding additional instrumentation
or PCs for laboratory personnel becomes a streamlined process.
New features: With “Lab-at-a-Glance” capabilities, everything from lab-wide audit trails to operational
dashboards is possible.
Cost savings: With networked computing, realize productivity gains and cost savings when adding additional
instruments to the lab, with small incremental software purchases as shown below.
Networked computing FAQs
How is a network system different from a Workstation?
Workstations are individually configured and operated, and they are typically used for specialized applications. Networked systems use servers for shared resources such as data storage and configuration settings, and are
typically designed to enhance connectivity, data access, and knowledge sharing.
What types of labs are networked systems designed for?
All labs can benefit from networked systems. Their value increases with the size of the lab.
How are networked computing and virtualization related?
Networked computing is a connected set of devices, PCs, and servers. For systems that may have multiple
physical servers, virtualization is a way to deploy multiple server instances on a single host server. This
improves support, disaster recovery while reducing operational costs.
Networked computing with OpenLab Software
OpenLab CDS Client/Server
The move to networked OpenLab CDS configurations can improve your overall lab operations through centralization. Instead of having to manage user and instrument setups across individual workstations, you can do it all system-wide from a single location.
You can monitor and control all key elements–administration, methods, sequences, data storage, and instruments—either locally or centrally. You can also centralize data and methods and ensure secure system backups.
In addition, an OpenLab network solution provides labs with a door to the future. Our networked offerings can be connected to the cloud, enabling cutting edge IT tools and services to be utilized by your lab.
Benefits in the lab
For lab managers
Lower cost of ownership:
Single software platform for the entire lab makes it easier to
train and support users
Less expensive and faster to add instruments
Full backwards compatibility for raw data, methods, workflows, and results
Fewer mistakes and more transparency (through lab-wide audit trails)
Innovative features and technical controls for regulatory compliance
For lab personnel
Eliminate the need to configure, manage, support lab workstations when
IT manages centrally
Collaborate with colleagues with ease, regardless of location
Access to all instruments and data from your desktop
Centralized system administration and management for maximum uptime
Lowest possible hardware and support costs for a networked implementation