FEI company designs, manufactures, markets and services products based on focused charged particle technology such as electron microscopes. One of the current research projects of FEI is an investigation of the possibility to operate an electron microscope from a distant location. This would offer a number of advantages to conventional use of a microscope.
The new technology however requires transportation of a vast amount of data over Internet from the cameras of the microsope to the computer of the User. Since the two videos, RT and Fastscan CCD are needed in real-time, fast compression and efficient transport of the data is needed. In the graduation project a server has been developed that is capable of providing real-time transport while maintaining a high video quality.