National Instruments, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today announced LabVIEW 2014 system design software, the heart of the NI platform, featuring upgrades to help users acquire, analyse and visualise data sets to make informed decisions fast. LabVIEW 2014 standardises the way users interact with hardware through reuse of the same code and engineering processes across systems, which scales applications for the future. This saves time and money as technology advances, requirements evolve and time-to-market pressure increases.
“Using LabVIEW and CompactRIO hardware from NI enabled one of the largest municipal distribution utilities in North America to implement decentralised and distributed solutions at lower deployment costs with reduced risk and time to market. This solution allows the customer to acquire, analyse and visualise data to prioritise projects that improve grid stability and optimise growth management,” said Bob Leigh, President and CEO of LocalGrid Technologies.
LabVIEW 2014 also simplifies purchasing through the LabVIEW suites, which offer relevant, essential LabVIEW add-ons and complementary software specific to automated test, embedded control and monitoring, and hardware-in-the-loop and real-time test. In addition, LabVIEW 2014 provides access to cutting-edge acquisition hardware such as the rugged and flexible 4-slot CompactDAQ system and CompactRIO system, software-designed instruments such as the PXI Express 8-channel high-resolution oscilloscope and the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument.
LabVIEW 2014 includes new capabilities to enhance decision making such as:
DataFinder Federation technology—Users can intuitively search data on a local drive, network or around the world
New built-in algorithms—A richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs
Data Dashboard for LabVIEW—Users can easily and securely create mobile interfaces to visualise acquired data and make informed decisions on-the-go without the expertise of a mobile developer
The latest version of LabVIEW includes 13 user-driven features to optimise coding productivity, expanded online training for LabVIEW RIO applications included with active software service and new tools from the LabVIEW Tools Network, such as a the LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC. This system provides remote access to LabVIEW applications from desktop or mobile web browsers, without the need for browser plug-ins or a client-side run-time engine.