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Each year at NIWeek, NI releases a variety of new products to help customers tackle the world’s biggest engineering challenges. But what about the exciting products released by our ecosystem of Alliance Partners? Here are four new software add-ons available on the LabVIEW Tools Network that we’d like to share.


LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC

The Bergmans Mechatronics LabSocket System enables remote access to LabVIEW applications from desktop or mobile web browsers without the need for browser plugins or a client-side run-time engine. The system works with many common front panel elements, including waveform charts and graphs, XY graphs, multicolumn listboxes, and tabs.


GTT LTE RBS Toolkit by Gefle Testteknik AB

The GTT LTE RBS Toolkit features LabVIEW VIs that you can use as a complete set of measurements to verify performance and test all sizes of radio base stations. It includes soft front panels that make lab measurements quick and easy to execute. High-level APIs help you get custom sequences up and running quickly.


LocalGrid Power Quality Analyzer (PQA) by LocalGrid Technologies

The LocalGrid PQA delivers advanced real-time and historical power analytics to meet your energy management solution needs. Power quality measurements include flicker, energy, power, unbalance, power factor, and THD up to the 40th harmonic. You can configure the LocalGrid PQA to detect the power quality of related events including sags, swells, interruptions, and rapid voltage changes.  



XLR8 is a LabVIEW toolkit that you can use to conduct binary reading, editing, formatting, and writing operations on files stored in the Microsoft Excel file format “*.xls.” Its format compatibility can save you hundreds of dollars when generating reports or reading parameter tables since XLR8 does not require an Excel or other spreadsheet software license or other toolkits for generating reports. Also, the distribution of applications built with XLR8 is free.


>> Explore more add-ons in the LabVIEW Tools Network.

NIWeek 2014 is now two short months away! If you’re involved in the LabVIEW Tools Network, you might be interested in the following deadlines.




Developing a Software Add-on?

If you’re working on a new product and want to offer it on the LabVIEW Tools Network, the product must be reviewed and certified Compatible with LabVIEW. In order to review all products before NIWeek, we must receive your submission by Friday, May 30.


Want to Submit an App to the 2014 LabVIEW Tools Network Awards?

Each year, NI executive leadership selects outstanding software apps for achievements in innovation. These awards are presented on Alliance Day and finalists receive one Full Conference Pass to attend NIWeek. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 30. Finalists will be notified by June 27.


>> Submit your new product application.

>> Enter your LabVIEW Tools Network Awards application.

This post was written by Penny Wright, MarCom Manager for the LabVIEW Tools Network.



free adjective \ˈfrē\ : not costing any money

If you look up the definition of “free” in Webster’s dictionary, there are 15 different variations – each with multiple sub-variations of the adjective. My initial thought is usually the first definition in the list, which I’ve referenced above. But other than the monetary definition, it can also mean free to be efficient, creative, and even error- or stress-free. And these days, it’s nice to have something useful that doesn’t cost a penny.


Simplifying your development is easy with  apps and add-ons from the LabVIEW Tools Network – no bargain hunting with this list. Just click, install, and go – for free!



In addition, check out Grant Heimbach’s previous post 10 Add-ons (Some Free) That Every LabVIEW Developer Should Use for other ideas.


Enhance your projects with these and more on the LabVIEW Tools Network, the NI app store for engineers and scientists.

During NIWeek this year, the LabVIEW Tools Network Awards recognized the top achievements in add-on software and hardware. Five companies received product of the year awards for LabVIEW add-on development in automated test, embedded control and monitoring, data acquisition, LabVIEW innovation, and community (free downloads).

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>> Learn more about the LabVIEW Tools Network.