The development and makeup of a real-time full remote control system for the University of
Michigan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Teaching SEM is described. The instrument was
initially controlled via the campus local area Ethernet network and cable TV network. The latest implementation
employs Fast Ethernet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks, and moving picture experts
group (MPEG) video encoding to effect the remote control via the computer network alone. Remote control
demonstrations from Washington, DC, Dearborn, MI, and Emerson School, Ann Arbor, MI are described.