The National Instruments LabVIEW Platform is a tightly integrated suite of industry-standard Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware components and software tools. It is widely recognized as one of the strongest and most flexible platforms available for building measurement and automation systems, from plug-and-play data acquisition for PCs and laptops, to high-precision powerful and robust industrial controllers.
The Benefit of Working with a Development Platform
All the elements of the Platform are designed and engineered from the ground up to work together seamlessly, and to present a consistent interface to the user. You spend more time actually working with the outputs of your system, and less time trying to make the pieces fit together. And maintaining or extending the system is straightforward and predictable – you can be sure that any new components will integrate seamlessly and consistently with the existing system. Newer hardware technologies can be smoothly integrated into a system as required, and old legacy hardware will still be supported in a consistent fashion under new versions of driver and application software.
For our clients, this means shorter times-to-market for their products and services that are built on top of the platform, less budget uncertainty, and confidence that their systems can evolve to meet changing requirements and be supported over their full commercial lifetime. It also means that the majority, if not all, of the components of their integrated system are supported through a single vendor via a world-wide network of sales and engineering offices.
ICON Technologies is the Right Integrator for the LabVIEW Platform
The LabVIEW platform itself is only part of the equation. It is equally important to have the expertise and best practices to apply the toolset to your particular requirements.
ICON Technologies is Australia’s most experienced integrator of the LabVIEW platform in industrial and academic environments. We understand that delivering a solution that meets the technical requirements of the job is not enough. It must also meet standards for reliability, safety, and maintainability, and it must be supported on your timetable, not ours.
Start with a great toolset, add the right integrator, and solve your most challenging industrial control and automation problems!
A Deeper Look
The NI website contains full details of the products that make up the NI LabVIEW Platform. Whilst ICON Technologies is familiar with all elements of the platform, we have particular expertise with the following:
- NI CompactRIO is the ultimate industrial programmable automation controller which incorporates a real-time OS and FPGA hardware.
- NI PXI is arguably the most powerful modular measurement and automation platform available.
- NI SystemLink enables the remote management and maintenance of distributed networks of devices.
- NI Data Management Suite seamlessly integrates data management, analysis and reporting into any measurement or monitoring application.