Have you ever felt that having to work with the computer connected to the system is not giving you the required flexibility? Consider this scenario, where you have started a run in the lab and you would like to step out of the lab to your office.
You may want to be in the office to plan for the next run, analyze previous runs, prepare a presentation or write on the next publication or report. But while you are focusing on other activities, you would like to monitor the progress of the run in the lab so you can act if any alerts or warnings arise. If you feel that you would benefit from freedom to operate remotely from anywhere, I would recommend listening to our webinar on demand; Work from anywhere with UNICORN™ and add flexibility to protein purification workflows. The webinar is about remote-control capabilities in the UNICORN software when working with ÄKTA systems. The live webinar was held on September 6 and after the event a questions and answer session were held where me and my colleagues Olivier Friker, Lena Nyholm and Lotta Hedkvist answered questions from the audience. In this article, I would like to discuss the different topics that we received questions about.
UNICORN remote capabilities
UNICORN Remote allows you to work from the comfort of your office or any computer outside of the one connected to the system. The remote capabilities in UNICORN provides full capabilities without blocking the UNICORN workstation connected to a system and allows you to monitor runs outside of the lab, receive alarms and warnings, check on settings, view results and work on method editing and evaluation. Some of the questions where about the remote capabilities of UNICORN, there are listed below.
The UNICORN remote capabilities are realized by leveraging network installation and floating licenses. There were several questions received related to the network needed for the installation.
Finally, I would like also like to elaborate on the different questions we received related the licensing set up. A typical representation of the UNICORN network setup includes a common database where the data from all the UNICORN workstations are stored and a license server that is common to the network installation. The common license server, holds the floating licenses that is used by all the remote clients. In addition to this there are also node-locked licenses for the UNICORN workstation computer connected to each ÄKTA system.
Get to know more about the different UNICORN licenses in UNICORN™ 7 software data file.
Learn more about UNICORN remote capabilities and learn how to implement in our webinar on demand; Work from anywhere with UNICORN™ and add flexibility to protein purification workflows.
If you have additional question about how to work remotely during your protein purification runs we welcome you to ask a question on our discussion forums.