Combining the power of the Internet with state-of-the-art newly emerging international multimedia standards from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) provides a platform on which to build a next-generation, real-time collaborative metrology environment at NIST. This new internet-based pilot metrology system is called SIMnet after its implementation within the Interamerican Metrology System (SIM). The System is capable of allowing multiple participants over the Internet to collaborate in real-time using audio, video, chat, whiteboard, data sharing, and application sharing. The SIMnet effort led by NIST supports this capability by injecting important state-of-the art information technology into the metrology area. In fact, by using SIMnet, the time required to complete an electrical international comparison has been reduced by a factor of 10!
SIMnet Design and Internet Deployment Guide, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
(Accessed December 5, 2023)