R&S Introduces New Software to Help University Labs Manage Upto 300 Test Instruments at Once

Rohde & Schwarz has developed a new software to manage and remote control the test and measurement instruments in large student laboratories from a single computer. The new R&S Campus Dashboard, enables Lab managers, tutors, students and professors to benefit from its excellent usability, simplified workflows and automation capabilities.

The R&S Campus Dashboard simplifies the teaching process for large student groups in university laboratories, working on multiple workbenches. The PC application provides a wide range of functions that speed up teaching, gives access to instrument operations, settings, and data such as screen shots. It enables a teacher to set identical conditions on all student test instruments, to save settings from one instrument and distribute these settings to all students, or to retrieve results from all students simultaneously.

The Campus Dashboard supports various Rohde & Schwarz bench instruments; oscilloscopes such as the R&S RTB2000, spectrum analyzers such as the R&S FPC1000, network analyzers, and power supplies such as the R&S NGE100B. These instruments offer excellent quality for small budgets and they are ideal for the educational market. Operated from a central PC, the software automatically connects to supported instruments in the local network. Users can arrange the individual devices on virtual benches, customized to reflect the individual laboratory layout. The R&S Campus Dashboard can also manage simultaneous firmware updates on multiple devices, reducing regular maintenance tasks for an entire student laboratory to just a few clicks.

The software is available now from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distribution channel partners.