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LabVIEW is a graphical dataflow programming environment from National Instruments Corp. (NI). The relative ease with which complex software can be developed using graphical programming techniques, combined with the hardware devices offered by NI and others, has made LabVIEW a popular programming tool with scientists and engineers for decades. Typical applications for LabVIEW are data acquisition and control systems for manufacturing and laboratory testing.
The LabSocket system, developed by Bergmans Mechatronics LLC (BML), enables remote access to LabVIEW applications using desktop or mobile web browsers. The system operates in two stages: First it automatically creates HTML and JS web browser client code; then, the system dynamically synchronizes the LabVIEW user interface with the browser client through an HTML5 WebSocket interface.
Just as LabVIEW has enabled non-expert programmers to create sophisticated applications for science and engineering purposes, the combination of LabVIEW and LabSocket could also permit non-expert web developers to readily create dynamic web applications. 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. The following article provides additional information about the use of the LabSocket system as a web-authoring tool: http://labsocket.com/engineer_crunch_solution.html
About John Bergmans
Mr. John Bergmans, Principal Engineer and owner of Bergmans Mechatronics LLC since 2003, has developed control and data acquisition systems for rocket and oxy-fuel combustion system test stands, and instrumentation and automatic test equipment applications, typically using LabVIEW. In addition to the LabSocket system, Mr. Bergmans has also developed a number of browser-based applications that demonstrate the capability of the WebSocket interface, including the collectdVIewer remote server monitoring system: http://collectdviewer.com.
For more information about BML visit: http://bergmans.com. Contact John at email@example.com or @jbergmans.