iPath started from a research project at the Department of Pathology of the University Hospital Basel. In the beginning, the aim was to create a framework for remote frozen section. The first experiments date back to 1992 when a test installation using ISDN was set up with the regional hopital in Samedan.
There is also a test server installed that you can use to verify the operation of the server and the application. But you will have to register here before you could access the server. The list server has both open and closed groups and could be viewed here.