The CRINLab contains a range of advanced networking and embedded systems infrastructure, including equipment such as advanced FPGA boards, Zigbee devices, WiMax and MIMO hardware, and a rich collection of environmental and biometric sensors.
The groundbreaking UTS Remote Laboratory was established in 2001. The lab delivers web based real-time interactive experiences with actual apparatus and equipment that students and researchers can access any time from anywhere. The system can cater for over 1000 students per semester. The facility won the 2005 UTS Teaching Award and in 2006 a $100,000 grant from the Carrick institute for Learning & Teaching and a 2006 Citation Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning".
More recently, UTS was the lead institution in the Labshare project: National Support for Laboratory Resource Sharing. The project was awarded a total funding of $2.12M through DEEWR’s Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund. An initiative of the 5 ATN Universities, the project ran from January 2009 to July 2011 and aimed to establish a sustainable model for the sharing of remotely accessible laboratories in higher education.
Currently, UTS is involved in the ALTC project, Enhancing Remote Laboratory Learning through Outcomes through Lesson Plan Integration within an LMS Framework. The project received funding of $216,000 in 2011.