A Beamline Visitor Instrumentation Network will be made available to connect users' equipment that needs access to the beamline network. e.g. Specialist sample environments.
Process Variables (PVs) published by the beamline are visible on this network. Users must give at least 2 weeks advance notice if they require the use of this network. For more information regarding experimental equipment, Please consult your Beamline contact.
These devices must not be connected to any Diamond Network other than the Visitor Network either wirelessly (SSID - "DLS-VIS") or wired connection (Black CAT6 cables only).
It is recommended that only hard-disk drives with their own power supply are used in conjunction with the Beamline DataDispensers as it has been found that hard-disk drives that draw power from the data bus can be unreliable in heavy use.
You can use either USB-2 or USB-3 connections. (Newer DataDispensers do not have eSATA interfaces). USB-3 is faster so long as these 3 requirements are all satisfied:
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