BANGALORE, INDIA: National Instruments India has launched LabVIEW 2010 - the latest version of the graphical programming environment for design, test, measurement and control applications.
The launch, which was hosted at the annual India LabVIEW Conference 2010, was attended by over 1,000 engineers, scientists, researchers and academicians from across the industries.
Jayaram Pillai, Managing Director, NI- India Russia and Arabia, delivered the India LabVIEW Conference 2010 keynote by discussing how LabVIEW in India has evolved from a product to a powerful ecosystem.
The ecosystem came alive through the unique showcase of the India LabVIEW Sphere -the result of several elements continuously evolving and innovating around the powerful LabVIEW Platform. Speaking to a record crowd of engineers and scientists, from across industries, NI executives and engineers demonstrated the new features of LabVIEW through targeted tracks, technical sessions, consultation, interactive demonstrations and keynotes.
Pillai said: “National Instruments is dedicated to empower the Indian Engineer through user-defined, software-based approach for developing test, control, and embedded applications and the India LabVIEW Conference facilitates the exchange of information and ideas about innovative advances in technology and NI products.
“Our 17 years of strong presence in India has evolved the India LabVIEW Sphere, a powerful India ready LabVIEW ecosystem committed to serving the community of engineers and scientists in the country. NI India through the Planet NI Foundation is also committed to facilitating Indian entrepreneurs & students with access to technology at affordable costs to innovate and create real solutions that address the world's engineering challenges.”
Addressing engineers and scientists, Arun kumar from Schneider Electric said: “I have been empowered by LabVIEW to do anything in this universe. Today, I do not see anything impossible with LabVIEW, LabVIEW extends my imagination beyond limits.”
Features of LabVIEW 2010
* LabVIEW 2010 delivers time savings with new features such as off-the-shelf compiler technologies that execute code an average of 20 percent faster and a comprehensive marketplace for evaluating and purchasing add-on toolkits for easily integrating custom functionality into the platform.
* LabVIEW 2010 also uses customer feedback to deliver new features that make getting started easier. For example, LabVIEW now provides a new hardware configuration tool that makes it possible for users to access and configure their LabVIEW Real-Time targets remotely via a Web browser. Other features include a smart installer that automatically detects the software associated with a serial number for faster installation and an improved instrument driver finder that offers prebuilt project examples for specific instruments.
* LabVIEW 2010 includes new features that improve interfaces to reusable code, group VIs and their hierarchy for faster build times and separate the VI source code from the compiled version to aid in source code management. These capabilities are ideal for large group development where code maintenance across many users, software versions and computer platforms is critical.
Following the keynote address by Jayaram Pillai and other domain specialists, the conference segregated into customized tracks for attendees new to LabVIEW, for advanced developers, for industry specific applications and focused sessions for those who wished to try their Hands On LabVIEW.
Among the many industry leaders and LabVIEW experts were speakers from Texas Instruments, Schneider Electric, HAL, Honeywell, Patni Computers, Siemens and Captronic Systems who, through advanced technical sessions also demonstrated testament to the use of LabVIEW in industry-specific applications.
The Conference hosted 25 technical sessions, 23 expert speakers and 17 live demos on how to gain competitive advantage and gain accelerated time to market through LabVIEW.
LabVIEW 2010 features new tools for software engineering and code validation that makes it possible for engineers and scientists to easily meet the regulatory and software engineering requirements of complex test systems. With the new version of LabVIEW, engineers and scientists can trace the implementation of test system requirements to virtual instrument (VI) programs and easily monitor low-level details about the execution of critical VIs for quick application monitoring and debugging.