The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a renowned art museum in the city of Detroit. In 2003, the DIA ranked as the second largest municipally owned museum in the United States, with an art collection valued at more than one billion dollars. It encloses over 100 galleries and now covers 658,000 square feet (61,130 m²); a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 added 58,000 sq. ft. (5,388 m²).
And even with that, not all its collections are currently on display. They are storing other materials off-site. When the DIA Operations people want to check and control the temperature in an off-site location they use a serial device server — the LAVA Ether-Serial Link (ESL) — in Windows Driver mode to access that information.
By using the LAVA’s ESL they have full access and control over climatological information from wherever they are.