LabVIEW is an enterprise-class testing, measurement and control software designed specifically for the hardware, software, network, and operating systems. It can be used in many different environments such as research, electronics, telecommunications, semiconductor, and medical equipment. It can run on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It can perform different functions such as detecting faults in devices, analyzing communication protocols, controlling software programs, and managing database. It is one of the first open source solutions for device monitoring.
The main advantage of using LabVIEW is its capability of supporting the different needs of different users. Because LabVIEW has a number of unique features, it has become a popular choice for system integrators looking for a cost-efficient platform for all sorts of laboratory applications. As a result, LabVIEW has rapidly gained in popularity not only among users of lab equipment, but also for those looking for software solutions for industrial automation, distributed systems, and other types of systems. Using the facilities and tools that come with a LabVIEW, network professionals and other personnel in the fields of industrial automation, electronics, telecommunications, and software development can easily collect data, configure controls, and run various experiments.
One of the greatest benefits of using a LabVIEW-based platform is its ability to deliver high performance on a number of different hardware platforms. For example, it can be used to run a simulation on a desktop computer, or it can connect to an IP network for a fully virtual laboratory environment. The ease of installation makes it possible for practically anyone to use a labview-based computer system. The software supports both text and graphical data visualization, which allow users to examine thousands of devices simultaneously with a high degree of detail and accuracy.