The Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) has established the Internet of Things laboratory funded by Omantel and Momkin to enhance IoT usage in Oman and the region by conducting training and research and enhance teaching and learning. Internet of Things Laboratory has sufficient advanced resources e.g. computers, switches, access points, smart board, and others to do research and run most of the software scenarios, software development and testing. The IoT lab has different IoT tools including: Arduino kit, Raspberry-Pi 3 kit, IoTify simulator, Open Rex and more.
Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) has established in 2013 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) laboratory jointly with Information Technology Authority (ITA). The purpose of the FOSS lab is to enhance FOSS usage in Oman by research and delivering training and workshops. CIRC is supervising the students’ free & open source software society (FO3S) and opens the lab for them to use in training and to accomplish their projects. The FOSS laboratory is located at the Center of preparatory studies, 2nd floor, room 2010.