The Role of Telematic Practices in Computer Engineering: A Low-cost Remote Power Control in a Network Lab

Tomas Mateo Sanguino, Diego Lopez Garcia, Estefania Cortes Ancos


The present paper describes a practical solution of e-learning laboratory devoted to the study of computer networks. This laboratory has been proven with two groups of students from the University of Huelva (Spain) during two academic years. In order to achieve this objective, it has been necessary to create an entire network infrastructure that includes both the telematic access to the laboratory equipment and the remote power control. The interest of this work lies in an economical and simple system of remote control and telematic access with a twofold objective. On the one hand, to develop distance practices with attendance appearance by means of real hardware systems, not simulated. On the other hand, to reduce the power consumption regarding other proposals of remote labs with permanent power connection, providing herein an on demand connection only when required. As a result, a versatile and flexible laboratory has been put into practice whose basic network topology allows transferring traditional practices to telematic practices in a natural way and without harsh changes


Engineering Education; Networking; Remote Laboratory; Telematic Practice

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