National Intruments Announces New Internet Toolkit Extending LabVIEW XML Data Sharing Capabilities

  • February 18, 2004
  • National Instruments Corporation
  • News
Feb. 18, 2004 -- National Instruments today announced the NI LabVIEW Internet Toolkit 6.0. An add-on to LabVIEW 7 Express, this toolkit features a cross-platform XML DOM parser that engineers can use to read, write and parse XML data in the LabVIEW graphical development environment.The toolkit’s XML DOM parser extends the data sharing and management capabilities of LabVIEW by incorporating the benefits of XML, a widely adapted language for Internet-based information sharing. Machine and platform independent, XML delivers standardization, compatibility and efficiency for data sharing that helps engineers easily exchange measurement results between applications. The LabVIEW Internet Toolkit 6.0 also features an enhanced Web server that offers independent and shared modes of operation. The Internet Toolkit Web server goes beyond the server built into LabVIEW by providing CGI-based application control from thin clients and enhanced access permissions.LabVIEW Internet Toolkit 6.0 includes Web server capabilities, XML DOM parser, CGI programming and libraries for adding FTP transfer and Telnet to VIs. This toolkit is available by itself or as part of the NI Enterprise Connectivity Toolkit, a set of tools for database operations, statistical process control and Internet-enabling technologies. National Instruments offers 16 unique LabVIEW toolkits that provide libraries of functions, virtual instruments, interactive wizards, examples, utilities and documentation that natively integrate into the LabVIEW environment and expand functionality of LabVIEW for specific measurement tasks. Readers can learn more about NI toolkits at About National InstrumentsNational Instruments ( 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 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 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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