Specifically, NI in LabVIEW 2014 has standardized the way developers can interact with the underlying hardware through reuse of the same code and engineering processes across systems. Among the various data-related features that have been added are:
DataFinder Federation technology, which allows developers tointuitively search data on a local drive, network or around the world
New built-in algorithms for richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs
Data Dashboard, which allows users of LabVIEW to easily and securely create mobile interfaces to visualise acquired data and make informed decisions on-the-go without the expertise of a mobile developer
LabVIEW 2014 also simplifies purchasing through the LabVIEW suites, which offer relevant, essential LabVIEW add-ons and complementary software specific to automated test, embedded control and monitoring, and hardware-in-the-loop and real-time test.
In addition, LabVIEW 2014 provides access to advanced acquisition hardware such as the rugged and flexible 4-slot CompactDAQ system and CompactRIO system, software-designed instruments such as the PXI Express 8-channel high-resolution oscilloscope and the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument.
In this latest version, NI has included 13 user-driven features to optimize coding productivity and expanded online training for LabVIEW RIO applications included with active software service and new tools from the LabVIEW Tools Network.
One such tool is the LabSocket System by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC, a system that provides remote access to LabVIEW applications from desktop or mobile web browsers, without the need for browser plug-ins or a client-side run-time engine.