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LabVIEW 2014 helps make informed decisions fast

The latest LabVIEW 2014 system design software released by National Instruments Aust & NZ features key enhancements to help users acquire, analyse and visualise data sets to make informed decisions fast.

The core of the NI platform, LabVIEW 2014 standardises the way users interact with hardware by reusing the same code and engineering processes across systems, enabling scalability of applications to meet advancements in technology, evolving requirements and time-to-market pressure, saving time and money for the organisation.

One of the largest municipal distribution utilities in North America used LabVIEW and CompactRIO hardware from NI to implement decentralised and distributed solutions at lower deployment costs with reduced risk and time to market. According to Bob Leigh, president and CEO of LocalGrid Technologies, NI’s solution allows the customer to acquire, analyse and visualise data to prioritise projects that improve grid stability and optimise growth management.

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.

LabVIEW 2014 also 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.

New capabilities in the LabVIEW 2014 system design software include: DataFinder Federation technology that allows users to intuitively search data on a local drive, network or around the world; built-in algorithms for richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs; and Data Dashboard for LabVIEW allowing users to 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 system design software includes 13 user-driven features to optimise coding productivity, as well as expanded online training for LabVIEW RIO applications with active software service and new tools from the LabVIEW Tools Network, such as the LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC. 

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