ICS Buddy Portable Interlock System

The Interlock® Monitor and Control Tablet you can take anywhere

The ICS Buddy is Lasermet’s portable Interlock Monitor and Controller that can be used to remotely view and control the status of laser interlock controllers and laser shutters in a lab. 

  • Provides portable control
  • Remotely view and control laser shutters 
  • See the status of the whole lab remotely in Lab View
  • Ideal for multiple interlocks, shutters and LED warning signs


ICS Buddy mirrors the ICS Interlock Controller and acts as a secondary interlock controller that you can take anywhere. The system consists of a portable tablet and an expansion card fitted into the ICS Interlock Controller that enables wireless Wi-Fi connection between the main controller and the ICS Buddy.

ICS Buddy Interlock Controller Logo
Laser Interlock System

Remotely view and control the Interlock Controller

The advantage of the ICS Buddy is that it can be carried around enabling users to work elsewhere while still maintaining control over the experiment taking place in the lab.

  • The status of the interlock switches/doors and the lasers and shutters connected can be monitored.
  • The shutters can be opened and closed and the laser can be armed/disarmed- all remotely from the ICS Buddy.
  • Laser users carrying out intricate operations or measurements in the lab will find the ability to open or close a shutter in another part of the lab or site, without having to stop and walk over to make a change, very useful.

ICS Buddy using the Lab View

Lab View enables the ICS Buddy to monitor the whole lab status for each interlock switch
Lab View

Lab View enables the ICS Buddy to monitor the whole lab status for each interlock switch, laser shutter and LED warning sign.

The layout is custom designed and programmed to each ICS Buddy system to reflect your unique lab layout and configuration.

Lab View can display the laser shutters, LED warning signs, and safety status of all lab interlocks.

ICS Buddy with Safety Logic Plus

ICS Buddy with Safety Logic Plus
Safety Logic Plus View

Safety Logic Plus is Lasermet’s electrical logic gate system that sets up complex labs with a sequence of logical AND and OR gates to permit a laser to be armed safely.

Safety Logic Plus is a sophisticated but failsafe and virtually obsolescent-free, interlock management system that uses current technology to simplify the logic control required in multiple input buildings where these may be changed frequently over time.

The beauty of this system is that it does not use PLCs or any software and consequently has no operating system. It therefore virtually eliminates all of the problems associated with obsolescence over its lifetime of 30 plus years.

Safety Logic Plus is ideal for complex systems containing numerous switches and interlocks, providing easily traceable logic connections.

The ICS Buddy can instantly show the status of all logic gates in the system. At a glance, you can monitor the interlock inputs to which is a tremendous advantage for laser safety.