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Data Dashboard for LabVIEW 2.2 has been released for iOS and Android tablets. With this new version, LabVIEW users can not only view and control network published data on their mobile devices, but also share created dashboards between iOS and Android devices.


This version brings the same customization and functionality that was previously only available on the iPad to Android tablets, including key features for users developing more sophisticated mobile-based user interfaces.



Key Features:

  • Alternate Servers - Set up one dashboard to monitor multiple targets and use the drop-down menu to switch where the data is streaming from while the dashboard is running
  • Multi-plot - View multiple data sets on one UI element instead of multiple, because Data Dashboard for LabVIEW now supports 2D array of numerics as a datatype for charts and graphs
  • Transparency – Adjust the transparency of images, controls, and indicators on your dashboard


>> Download Data Dashboard for LabVIEW in iTunes.

>> Download Data Dashboard for LabVIEW in Google Play.

Windows 8 takes an inspired new approach to its user interface. The latest OS changes the way you'll interact with your PC—and your test and measurements. If you’re worried that this change will cause complications: don’t. For the most part, software that works in Windows 7 will transition seamlessly to Windows 8.




National Instruments has done extensive testing with our application software and hardware device drivers to ensure that customers who move to the new OS will have few problems. And in 2013, National Instruments will officially support Windows 8 as an OS option for our controllers.

There are also some great features available in this OS. One we’re most excited about for NI is the upcoming Surface Pro tablet, which will run the same version of the OS as desktop PCs. It will allow customers to plug in their USB DAQ devices and run LabVIEW applications on their tablets. The Surface Pro will release in Q1 2013.

National Instruments will also have a version of the NI Data Dashboard available for Windows RT on the Surface tablet in the next few months. Data Dashboard 1.0 for Windows RT will allow engineers to create custom dashboards to monitor LabVIEW applications remotely.


>> To access FAQs and an extensive white paper offering an overview of Windows 8, visit our web page.

Imagine monitoring the status of a unit under test from home while drinking coffee in the morning, or changing test parameters of a running application while at the airport. The new version of Data Dashboard for LabVIEW on the iPad allows users to do all this and more. By controlling your LabVIEW applications remotely, you’ll save time, energy, and money.





Before now, engineers needed domain experts to create native mobile apps to remotely control and monitor their systems from their iPads. Using the new version of the Data Dashboard for LabVIEW, you can now enjoy these productivity gains without a personal app developer. You can connect to existing LabVIEW applications that use network-published shared variables, LabVIEW web services, or data written to the NI Technical Data Cloud.


Data Dashboard for LabVIEW Highlights:

·  Custom free-form layout instead of the previous version’s grid layout

·  Ability to lock and share dashboards with others via email or the NI Technical Data Cloud

·  Customizable color themes for controls and indicators and ability to choose background image

·  Ability to have multiple dashboards with multiple pages

·  New controls and indicators like the list box, xy graph, switch, slider, and drop down

·  Ability to use secure web services to interface with LabVIEW applications

>> Read all about Data Dashboard’s newest features.