Instrument Management Design Features of Agilent OpenLAB
White Paper Jan 23, 2012
Agilent OpenLAB is designed as an “operating system” for the laboratory. It is intended to provide a scalable, flexible, and adaptable platform for laboratory instruments, laboratory operators, and laboratory work processes. Incorporating some of the most up to date design concepts in computing and database architecture, OpenLAB provides a feature-rich framework for instruments and laboratory information — a strategy for integrating instrumentation, local data systems, and other laboratory electronic information into a fully protected, searchable system.
In addition to managing the information in a laboratory, OpenLAB provides a number of software features and capabilities for managing instruments. This white paper will discuss some of these major features and benefits to instrument management for end users, system and laboratory managers. A companion paper is available that discusses OpenLAB design features from the standpoint of managing content.