LabView environmental monitoring capabilities extended

National Instruments has announced the release of a new instrument driver that gives the LabView graphical system design platform users the ability to interface with environmental monitoring sensors that communicate via SDI-12, a serial-based communication protocol optimized for battery-powered intelligent sensors.

12/16/2008


Austin, TX – National Instruments has announced the release of a new instrument driver that gives the LabView graphical system design platform users the ability to interface with environmental monitoring sensors that communicate via SDI-12, a serial-based communication protocol optimized for battery-poweredintelligent sensors. With the LabView SDI-12 application programming interface (API) software, NI claims that researchers, engineers and scientists can acquire measurements such as turbidity, dissolved oxygen, tank level, soil pH, conductivity and other critical environmental sensor measurements with the wide variety of I/O that works with LabView.  
The LabView SDI-12 API, combined with an RS232-to-SDI-12 converter and any computer or National Instrument’s programmable automation controller with a serial port, can be used to make environmental measurements in a laboratory setting or deploy stand-alone systems into remote locations.
The LabView SDI-12 API can be downloaded for free from the NI Instrument Driver Network at www.ni.com/idnet. Visitors also can view the “Building an Environmental Monitoring System for SDI-12 Devices” white paper at www.ni.com/devzone .

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