The LabSocket system enables remote access to LabVIEW application using desktop or mobile web browsers without the need for browser plugins or a client-side run time engine. The system supports commonly used front panel elements, including Waveform Charts and Graphs, XY Graphs, MultiColumn ListBoxes and Tabs. The LabSocket-RT version of the system, with support for a limited set of front panel elements, enables browser access to LabVIEW Real-Time applications operating on platforms such at the CompactRIO.
A key technology used in the system is the HTML5 WebSocket interface which enables continuous, bi-directional communication with a web browser. This technology also contributes to the name of the system: "LabSocket = LabVIEW + WebSocket".
This presentation provides an overview of the system theory of operation, several existing applications for the system, and live demonstrations. Additional information about LabSocket is available at http://labsocket.com.