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A Survey of Remote Monitoring



G J. Nutt


This report describes remote monitoring in the application areas of performance evaluation, diagnostic testing, performance assurance and system security testing. The evolution of remote monitoring is briefly reviewed and, then, remote monitors are categorized into seven classes. Several example systems are discussed for each classification, along with their capabilities in each application area. The views presented in this report represent only those of the author, an independent consultant, and should not be construed as a policy statement of NBS or any other organization.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-42
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diagnostic testing, performance assurance, performance evaluation, remote monitoring, system security testing


Nutt, G. (1979), A Survey of Remote Monitoring, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1979, Updated November 10, 2018