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VERALAB is a computer lab management system, which addresses day-to-day activities in a computer lab at university, college, school, training center, or library. These include user sign-in and waitlisting, access control, surveillance, maintenance, supervision, employee attendance tracking, reporting, software metering, and license management. Transactional data is collected and analyzed to support operational and planning decisions. The student Portal page displays lab usage in real-time and lab open hours.

VeraLab supports both counter sign-on and self-service computer lab environments where each user has an LDAP (Active Directory) account and is free to log in to any workstation.

A computer facility equipped with VeraLab will enjoy the following:

Secure lab environment

Users are discouraged from participating in unlawful activities. User sign-in and computer locking prevent unauthorized access. Registration logs help identify abusers. Alert lists inform computer lab personnel of known abusers trying to sign in. A list of applications run by a user and a screenshot taken from the user's display can be used as evidence.

Increased availability of workstations

Hardware and software problems can be tracked and collaborated upon to ensure prompt resolution. Out-of-order workstations can be marked unavailable to prevent user sign-in. Historical data will help procure the right quantity and selection of spare parts to ensure low downtime.

Efficient lab occupancy management

Fewer workstations are needed to process higher user traffic. Lab assistants can view room occupancy in the entire computer lab and redirect incoming users to less-occupied computer rooms

Better resource planning

Usage statistics help reveal shortages of certain types of equipment and estimate the precise quantities, which must be purchased. Cost of maintenance and downtime data helps avoid buying from vendors with high maintenance costs and low availability of equipment.

Lower software expenses through software metering

VeraLab Concurrent License Manager guarantees that a limited number of users can use certain software simul- taneously. Thus, you can buy fewer licenses and still install software on every workstation in your computer lab.

Higher degree of control

Managers can view the current status of the lab and evaluate the performance of personnel from anywhere via the Internet. Stricter employee attendance is encouraged by requiring employees to sign in when starting and ending their shifts.

Streamlined business processes

Lab assistants don't need to communicate with technicians in person; computer lab managers are not required to be on-site at all times to supervise employees.

Better reporting capabilities

Attendance information can be collected and presented to the HR department for payroll processing. Analytical data can be pulled into reports in tabular and graphical forms and/or presented in a meeting.

Better lab scheduling

If there is a need to limit the computer lab's open hours with minimum impact on user satisfaction, the system will pinpoint lower traffic periods.

Immunity from accusations of negligence

In case of hacker activity originating from your computer lab, the system provides all necessary means to identify abusers, communicate their identity to law enforcement, and prevent abusers from accessing computer lab in the future.