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National Instruments LabVIEW 8 Wins Control Engineering Editors' Choice Award

National Instruments LabVIEW 8 Wins Control Engineering Editors' Choice Award
National Instruments today announced that Control Engineering magazine awarded NI LabVIEW 8 an Editors’ Choice Award, calling the graphical development platform one of the most significant innovations of 2005.

“We’re happy to announce that National Instruments has been selected to receive a 2005 Control Engineering Editors’ Choice Award for LabVIEW 8,” said Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief of Control Engineering. “LabVIEW 8, the latest version of the NI graphical programming language, is an innovative product that meets a broad range of needs for test, control and design engineers.”

Control Engineering selected this year’s Editors’ Choice Award winners from among all of the new products featured in the 2005 issues of Control Engineering, Control Engineering Online or one of Control Engineering’s topical e-mail newsletters. Editors selected the winners based on three criteria – service to the industry, technological advancement and market impact. As an Editors’ Choice award winner, LabVIEW 8 is eligible to win one of eight Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice awards in March.

National Instruments LabVIEW 8, the latest version of the graphical development platform for test, control and design, delivers distributed intelligence – a powerful suite of new capabilities for engineers and scientists – to easily design, distribute and synchronize devices and systems. The latest version of LabVIEW presents a simplified, scalable interface for communicating with and synchronizing between remote intelligent devices and systems, such as real-time processors and FPGAs. Embedded designers, test engineers and control system engineers now can use the same graphical platform for simple data transfer, deterministic real-time communication and network synchronization with integrated alarms, events and data logging.

LabVIEW 8 also features the LabVIEW Project, a new system view for managing large application development. The LabVIEW Project integrates visual code differencing, improves source control integration with industry-standard third-party source control software and provides seamless deployment to mobile, industrial and embedded targets.

Additionally, LabVIEW 8 continues to build on Express technology with new tools for simplifying instrument control and data acquisition. With the new LabVIEW Instrument Driver Finder, engineers and scientists now can automatically recognize connected instruments and search, download and install the appropriate driver from the more than 4,000 available on the NI Instrument Driver Network.

“National Instruments has a long history of applying the feedback and creativity of our LabVIEW users to help guide our efforts and inspire breakthroughs such as LabVIEW 8,” said John Pasquarette, NI director of software marketing. “This award is a testament to the impact the LabVIEW platform continues to make in expanding application areas.”

About Control Engineering
Control Engineering, www.controleng.com, covers the $115 billion worldwide control, instrumentation and automation systems marketplace. With a circulation of 88,000, the magazine is the voice of the global automation industry, providing comprehensive information on technology, news and trends to end-users, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators across more than 64 industries.

About National Instruments
For 30 years, National Instruments has been a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging PCs and commercial technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for test, control and design applications through easy-to-integrate software, such as NI LabVIEW, and modular measurement and control hardware for PXI, PCI, PCI Express, USB and Ethernet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past seven years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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