Remote Laboratories across Europe

The RIPLECS project creates a telematics-based educational and training service for ICT in Europe by developing remote accessed laboratories in multiple disciplines. The network architecture of RIPLECS platform enables the world-wide distribution of resources, in terms of lab-experiments, by utilizing multiple Web servers at several universities in Europe, within a single network topology. The overall goal of the RIPLECS project is to provide an effective integration of ICT and OER in the participating higher education institutions by enabling open educational resources for virtual campuses and strengthening virtual mobility by integrating access to remote laboratories and the realization of practical tasks performance in courses from the complete master degree program.

UNED VISIR laboratory for electronics inside the RIPLECS project

UNED open the access to the remote laboratory Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality (VISIR), which will be a major player in the practices of the new developed master course within the RIPLECS project. VISIR is a remote laboratory project for wiring and measuring electrical and electronics circuits on a virtual breadboard.

VISIR is a remote laboratory for wiring and measuring electronics circuits on a breadboard remotely.  The user designs and constructs his circuit by a PC-mouse on a seamless simulated workbench that resembles the real lab elements and components. Once the designed circuit is submitted, it is sent to be verified then to be wired and measured by real instruments, and finally, to be received by the user on his PC-screen on real-time. The common traditional instruments in an undergraduate engineering laboratory for electric and electronic circuits are: a power supply, a function generator, a digital multi-meter (DMM), a breadboard and an oscilloscope. In VISIR, The lab workbench instruments are replaced with PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) equipment platform suited for remote control.

Cork Institute of Technology - Remote Laboratory Access

For an optimum viewing experience, it is recommended that you download the VMWare View client before proceeding to the remote laboratory.
On launching client, please use the following sequence of steps:
- Enter the address in the client
- Enter your user access details (provided by your programme administrator)


Cork Institute of Technology’s Centre of Excellence in Cloud computing provides the infrastructure necessary to deliver the remote element of this masters degree. The remote laboratory in CIT provides on- demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. The software applications, data and operating system are decoupled from the end point by moving them into the CIT datacenter; here they can be centrally managed in the cloud.

Technical University Sofia - Bulgaria - Remote Laboratory Access

For the remote access to ECAD one needs the following:

Secure Shell (SSH) client – a non-commercial version could be found at

X-Ming (a X-window manager) – a freeware that could be found at

ECAD’s server IP address is

Username and password provided by the person responsible for the course.

For a detailed guide on gaining access to the Remote Laboratory, click here

Institut fur Technische Informatik - Technische Universitat Graz - Remote Laboratory Access

- To begin navigate to our server at:

- Enter your user access details (provided by your programme administrator)
- after the login you are at the WSN-setup screen. here can you edit a setup by clicking on it (e.g. exercise for task 5)
- there you can edit the WSN configuration, e.g. the topology of the network (the selected topology will be emulated by the remote lab).
- below you can click on save to save the changed parameters
- do not change the parameters because this setup is working an can be used for demonstration afterwards.
- on the top navigation line you can change to the live lab
- in the upper left window you can see the current trace of the four continuous supplied sensor nodes
- in the upper right window you can see the live video stream
- in the lower left window you can see the message log of the WSN
- in the lower right window you have the live settings, the manage setup, and the setup detail
- at the live settings window you can switch on and of the sensor nodes and the light levels
- at the manage setup window you can select the wanted setup previously configured
- select setup setup 5 for demonstration; this setup is an wireless alarm system which should detect an event as a potential house breaker (flash light)
- the setup detail window only summarizes the WSN-configuration
- you can now go back to the live settings and set the ambient light level to 255 to emulate good energy harvesting conditions for the solar cells
- now after some time the sensor nodes will transmit values towards the base station; this is only possible if the energy harvesting sensor nodes have enough input power of the solar cells because of the network topology
- you can now switch of the ambient light level and switch on the event level to 255 and then node 2 should trigger an event. (flash light of a house breaker)(the event triggering is shown as green text in the message log

A detailed user guide can be downloaded to supplement the above instructions here

The Remote Laboratory at Plovdiv University

  1. Open this link.
  2. After the page has loaded, the students observe the surveillance screen – showing a real time camera view over the training set. The antenna on the bottom will rotate during the performance of the tasks.
  3. Follow the three points on the web page to connect to the remote laboratory. The user will be asked for their password.
  4. After a short loading pause, the screen on the figure below will display.
  5. This is the main screen. The student must first start the application called “Antenna selector”. Otherwise the multiplexor will not start and the laboratory will return false measurement results.
  6. The student must then start the application called “WATS 2002”. He/she should check that “COM 2” is selected and confirm the configuration with “OK”.
  7. After the main screen has loaded, the student must initialise the measurement hardware. This is done by clicking on the “Reset” button in the “Antenna Selector” application. Then he/she should select “Radiation Pattern” (Rad.P) from the main application menu.
For a complete list of steps, please view the user guide here.

PU Remote Lab




Fourth face-to-face meeting will take place in Semmering, Austria, hosted by TUG, on 28.02 - 01.03.2013.

Third face-to-face meeting will take place at CIT, Cork, Ireland on 27.-28. Sept. 2012.

Second technical flash meeting will take place at 10:00AM CEST on 04.July 2012. Link is:

Our second face-to-face meeting will be in Hissar, Bulgaria 8-11.03.2012!

The next RIPLECS project flash meeting will take place on Tue, 17.January 2012 at 11:50AM GMT. Click here to go to the meeting.

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