9/10/2003 - National Instruments LabVIEW 7 Express, the most significant upgrade in 10 years to the company's industry-standard graphical development environment, is now available in French, German and Japanese. In addition, LabVIEW documentation is available in Korean for the first time.
With localized versions of LabVIEW 7 Express and software documentation, French, German, Japanese and Korean-speaking customers can easily learn and use the new features of LabVIEW such as Express VIs and a redesigned data acquisition interface, greatly reducing the complexity of creating measurement and automation applications.
"LabVIEW 7 Express merges the flexibility of a programming language with the ease of use of configuration-based tools, bringing an exceptional level of productivity and performance to engineers at all experience levels and in all disciplines," said John Graff, NI vice president of marketing. "Now, by localizing LabVIEW in French, German, Japanese and Korean, NI is further increasing productivity for customers by providing displays, help features and icons in their native languages."
To dramatically reduce development time for new and experienced users alike, LabVIEW 7 Express features new Express VIs. These easy-to-use, interactive virtual instruments streamline the most common measurement and automation applications ranging from data acquisition to signal analysis to file I/O, delivering the power of advanced measurement functions in easy-to-configure dialogs requiring little or no programming.
This version of LabVIEW also redefines how engineers acquire and analyze real-world data with a redesigned NI-DAQ driver framework and two interactive assistants for data acquisition and instrument control. For computer-based data acquisition systems, the DAQ Assistant helps users configure and define sophisticated data acquisition tasks with the ease of a few mouse clicks. For GPIB, Serial, VXI and other traditional instruments, engineers can use the Instrument I/O Assistant to prototype instrument control systems, take quick measurements and even develop simple instrument drivers. By delivering to engineers powerful, easy-to-use software in their native languages, NI reinforces its commitment to serving the local needs of customers worldwide. For more than 15 years, NI has supplied European and Asian markets with highly productive and easy-to-use software as well as localized services and support in customers' local languages, currencies and time zones through more than 40 branch offices worldwide.
Since 1986, NI LabVIEW has redefined measurement and automation with its unique graphical development methodology. Noted as one of the one of the top 50 electronics industry milestones in the past 50 years by Electronic Design magazine, LabVIEW delivers an intuitive and powerful way to acquire, analyze and present measurement data in every stage of development, from prototyping to design to manufacturing test. LabVIEW is available on Windows, Macintosh OS X, Sun Solaris and Linux operating systems. LabVIEW now is also available on embedded real-time and FPGA platforms, as well as Pocket PC and Palm OS PDAs.
About National Instruments
National Instruments (http://ni.com) is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for customers worldwide through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2002, the company sold products to more than 25,000 different companies in more than 80 countries around the world. For the past four consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.
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