This set of seven application notes shows you how to simplify test system integration by utilizing open connectivity standards such as local area networking (LAN). The collective goal of these notes is to help you produce reliable results, meet your throughput requirements and stay within your budget.

Using LAN in Test Systems: Applications, the sixth note in the series, offers advice on balancing cost, convenience and security in three common LAN scenarios: sharing instruments, remote monitoring and data acquisition, and functional test systems. These discussions include a look at the issues of public versus private networks and wired versus wireless networks. In addition, advice on configuring a virtual private network is provided, along with a comparison of data rates over various network and protocol combinations.