ASP (application service provider) model uses feature-rich client software instead of limited web browser interface to access data over the web
LabAnalyst.Net, Finna Technologies' XML-based laboratory
information management system (Lims), is now available as a
This is an ASP (application service provider)
model, but instead of a limited web browser interface, the rich,
fully-featured LabAnalyst.Net Windows client software is used to
access data - securely - over the web.
done, basically, is combine the best of internet and Windows
technology, made possible by Microsoft's.Net platform and
its native support for XML," said Dan Souk, president of
"Web browsers are clearly useful tools -
and they will continue to be - but they were never intended to
run complete applications".
"They do an acceptable job
in most cases, but why compromise? In a Windows application, you
don't have to wait for a page to load every time you click a
button and the interface can be much more sophisticated."
Security is of course a prime consideration in an ASP model,
especially when dealing with potentially sensitive lab test
The database server is locked down by default and limits
access to authorised users only, with additional advanced
security measures available if required.
Client data is secured
while in transit across the web using public-key cryptography,
the most advanced form of encryption available today.
us to support compliance with regulations such as 21 CFR 11 while
operating in an internet environment.
For laboratories on a tight
budget, or with limited IT resources, this model is very
With pricing as low as US$995 per month
for five concurrent users, even the smallest lab can take
advantage of advanced technology.