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NI and the LabVIEW Tools Network team are proud to announce the beta of the NI License Manager Third Party SDK

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  • Licensing
  • NI License Manager
  • NILM
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The NI Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network awards recognize outstanding achievements by integrators, consultants, and add-on software products. 2017 finalists and winners are celebrated during the lunch keynote and awards ceremony held on Alliance Day, Monday May 22nd, in Austin, Texas. 

 

See the nominees!

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  • 2017
  • Add-on tools
  • Alliance Day
  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Tools Network
  • NIWeek
  • Partner
  • Software
  • Tools Network
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(Guest post from Pascal Heinen of VI Technologies)

 

First impressions count! Therefore a professional and interesting looking user interface can make all the difference in transforming a lead into a paying customer. Showing a potential customer an amazing looking mock-up UI, that only took a few hours to create, leaves a good impression and plays into the strength of LabVIEW being able to swiftly create front panel layouts.

 

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Every year during NIWeek, our leadership recognizes third-party software that leverages the NI platform to enhance the productivity, efficiency, and innovation of scientists and engineers. The LabVIEW Tools Network award ceremony takes place on Alliance Day and honors NI software ecosystem product achievements.

 

If your product was added to the LabVIEW Tools Network between March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2017 it is automatically entered for this year's awards. However, you have the opportunity to provide additional information that can help our judges select the finalists for each category:

 

Tell us why your product should win!

 

 

If your product is selected as a finalist, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Product exposure to global conference attendees as well as NI sales and leadership
  • One (1) NIWeek 2016 Full Conference Pass with access to Alliance Day
  • Personalized Achievement Award 

 

Application Deadline is March 31, 2017

 

Finalists will be announced by mid-April. If you have any questions, please contact us at labviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com.

 

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With May quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of NIWeek 2017! Reserve your station today to ensure your company and products are featured prominently on the demo floor!

LabVIEW Tools Network Pavilion - $1750*

  • One meter wide counter demo station
  • Fully customizable graphic panel
  • 32” LCD monitor mounted to demo wall
  • Mouse/keyboard
  • 500-watt power connection
  • Wired internet access
  • 3-slot literature rack
  • Unlimited Exhibitor staff passes**

* Exhibitors who already have a separate booth are eligible for discounted rates on a Pavilion station

** If a current Alliance Partner, includes Alliance Day registration and activities. Does not include NIWeek sessions and meals.

If you are interested in booking a demo station, please contact the NIWeek Exhibition Team at niweekexhibition@ni.com for availability and contract information. Thank you and we look forward to your participation at NIWeek 2017!


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LabVIEW Tools Network Awards 2016

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the LabVIEW Tools Network Awards for 2016!

Application Enablement

A product that leverages domain expertise to tackle a particular application space. Examples of applicaton spaces include condition monitoring, data acquisition, wireless test, and more.

Winner

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GTT LTE RBS Toolkit by Gefle Testteknik

Runners-Up

Platform Connectivity

A product that enables the NI platform to connect with, communicate with or control third-party systems. Third-party systems include hardware, software, protocols, languages, and services.

Winner

BACnet MS/TP Protocol for LabVIEW by Ovak Technologies

BACnet Protocol for LabVIEW Toolkit by Ovak Technologies

Runners-Up

Developer Productivity

A product that enables developers on the NI platform to enhance their efficiency and productivity through reusable code, editor extensions, or software management tools.

Winner

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UI Controls Suites by RAFA Solutions

Runners-Up

Community Contribution

A free product that gives back to the NI community, empowering its members to advance their knowledge and expertise.

Winner

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Delacor Queued Message Handler (DQMH) by Delacor

Runners-Up

New LabVIEW Tools Network Products in Q2 and Q3 2016

Paid Products

Algorithms after Dijkstra and Kruskal for Big Data by Ovak TechnologiesShortest-Path and Minimum-Spanning Tree-Finding Algorithmshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213675
LossLess Coding Library by OLYMP EngineeringLossless Signal Compression and Decompressionhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213679
Wezarp LiteControl LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI™ Applications Remotelyhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213167
Metrology Lab by RAFA SolutionsAcademic Lab Software for NI ELVIShttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213726
Finance OHLC Plot by Austin ConsultantsAn Efficient Tool to Visualize Financial Datahttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213750
BACnet/IP Protocol by Ovak TechnologiesCommunicate Between BACnet Devices and NI Hardwarehttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213749
git4G by DATA AHEAD GmbHIntegrate Git Control Management Into a LabVIEW Environmenthttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213748
Reflective Ethernet Custom Device by Dvel ABDirect Target-to-Target Reflective Ethernet Communicationhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/de/nid/213828
VI Suggester by Austin ConsultantsDoubles the Speed of Programming by Proposing the Next Vhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213970
LogBook Toolkit by Step Automation & TestTrap, Store, and Display All Your Application Eventshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213893
LIA-SFP (Lock-In Amplifier Soft Front Panel) by NgeneConvert FPGA-Based DAQ Into Multichannel Lock-In Amplifierhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213892
Python Integration Toolkit by EnthoughtSeamlessly Extend Capabilities With the Power of Pythonhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213990
Waveform Compression by ST SolutionsWaveform Compressionhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214029
Colorful UI Controls Palette by Bitlis-MENColorful UI Controls Palette for LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214030
Ultra Light UI Controls Palette by Bitlis-MENUltra Light UI Controls Palette for LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214028
eHS – Power Electronics Simulation Tool for cRIO-9068 by OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIESSimulation on FPGA Made Easyhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213727
eHS – Power Electronics Simulation Tool for cRIO-9039 by OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIESSimulation on FPGA Made Easyhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213890
SVG Reader for LabVIEW by NgeneRead SVG Vector Graphics in LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214148
ClampOn CAN Monitor by ClampOn ASConfigure, Test, and Monitor Your CAN Network and Deviceshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214110

Free Products

DataGrid for LabVIEW by Mike KingAn Easy-to-Use Data Grid Table Solution for LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213896
NIVision OpenCV UtilitiesQuickly Integrate Open Source Vision Algorithms Into LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213723
Phase Coherent Acquisition and Generation (PCAG) Toolkit by INSolMultichannel Phase-Coherent Acquisition and Generation Kithttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213894
Claudie_XLSX by ATEsystemRead and Write Microsoft Excel Files in LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213889
ChipScopePro Break-Out-Box by B&A EngineeringDebug FPGA Code in Real Timehttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213989
Physics Lab Assistant by Doug HarperData Acquisition and Analysis for Physics Laboratorieshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214008
Virtual Physics by Doug HarperNumerically Integrate Differential Equations of Motionhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214009
SoftMotion Drive Interface Plugin-In for ASD-A2-E by Delta Product CorpSDI Plug-In for Delta ASDA Servo Driveshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213895
Distributed Control and Automation Framework by NI Systems EngineeringLabVIEW Application Framework for Embedded Control Systemshttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213988
GDrive for LabVIEW by National InstrumentsAccess Your Google Drive Items from LabVIEWhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214108
pdfLaTeX for LabVIEW by Kinga KasiakExport Data From LabVIEW to TeX File and Compile to PDFhttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/214109

Reference Products

AVP254 - Automatic Verification Platform for Safety-Critical FPGA by Barco SilexThe Smart Solution for FPGA Physical Testinghttp://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213888

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Join the Sev Kamenskihs, Embedded Systems Applications Engineer, to learn about using and installing NI Linux Real-Time with LabVIEW.

Examine useful packages you can install in your NI Linux Real-Time distribution and their interactions with LabVIEW. Examples include enhancing user mode security through the use of IP tables and file encryption, accessing an NFS file system for distributed applications, and installing GCC, Python, and node.js to compile and reuse code. Build your knowledge and toolbox so you can make the most of the existing open source IP available to run on your NI Linux Real-Time target.

Register Now!

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The NI Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network awards recognize outstanding achievements by integration and consulting partner companies, and add-on software products. 2016 finalists and winners are celebrated during the lunch keynote and awards ceremony held Alliance Day, Monday August 1st, in Austin, Texas. The ceremony is hosted by the Alliance Partner Network team and attended by Alliance Day attendees, NI global sales, product managers, and executive leadership.


Register Now for Alliance Day and NIWeek 2016

Congratulations to finalists in the following categories:

LabVIEW Tools Network Product of the Year – 2016 Finalists

Application Enablement

Platform Connectivity

Developer Productivity

Community Contribution

Regional Partner of the Year Awards – 2016 Finalists

Americas Region

Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)

Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa Region (EMEIA)

Penny Wright
Senior MarCom Manager
Alliance Partner & LabVIEW Tools Network

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DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MAY 31ST - The LabVIEW Tools Network pavilion only has a couple of spaces left.

Don't wait - reserve your demo station today! Learn more about the details here.

If you are interested in booking a demo station, please contact the NIWeek Exhibition Team by calling (512) 683-9810 or by email: niweek.exhibition.team@ni.com for availability and contract information. Thank you and we look forward to your participation at NIWeek 2016!

Regards,

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Sr. MarCom Manager

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Have a New Software Add-on or an Update to an Existing Product on the LabVIEW Tools Network?

Deadline to Submit for Software Review is May 31st

If you are working on a new software product and are interested in offering it on the LabVIEW Tools Network, the product must complete the Compatible with LabVIEW review process.

We must receive your submission by May 31st, but this does not guarantee the product will be live on the LabVIEW Tools Network by NIWeek 2016.  For more information and to submit your product application online, visit ni.com/labviewtools/contribute.

If you have any question, contact us at labviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com.

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Every year during NIWeek, our leadership recognizes third-party software that leverages the NI platform to enhance the productivity, efficiency, and innovation of scientists and engineers. The LabVIEW Tools Network award ceremony takes place on Alliance Day and honors NI software ecosystem product achievements.

If your product was added to the LabVIEW Tools Network between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2016 it is automatically entered for this year's awards. However, you have the opportunity to provide additional information that can help our judges select the finalists for each category:


Tell us why your product should win!

If your product is selected as a finalist, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Product exposure to global conference attendees as well as NI sales and leadership
  • One (1) NIWeek 2016 Full Conference Pass with access to Alliance Day
  • Your product datasheet or company overview included in the NIWeek 2016 Press Room
  • Personalized Achievement Award

Application Deadline is May 15

Finalists will be announced by mid-June. If you have any questions, please contact us at labviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com.

Good luck!

Rick Clark

LabVIEW Tools Network

Product Marketing Engineer

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The LabVIEW Tools Network pavilion is already 75% booked. Don't wait - reserve your demo station today! Learn more about the details here.

If you are interested in booking a demo station, please contact the NIWeek Exhibition Team by calling (512) 683-9810 or by email: niweek.exhibition.team@ni.com for availability and contract information. Thank you and we look forward to your participation at NIWeek 2016!

Regards,

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Sr. MarCom Manager

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Don't miss your chance to learn from Jeff Kodosky, Cofounder and NI Business and Technology Fellow, who will host an exclusive, online training for our Alliance Partners discussing his next innovation and vision for the software platform.


Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. CST
To Register: Visit ni.com/partnerportal (you must be logged into your MyNI account to access the Partner Portal)


See you then!


Penny Wright

Senior Marketing Communications Manager

Alliance Partner/LabVIEW Tools Network

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It's a new year and time to start thinking about NIWeek 2016!!!  The LabVIEW Tools Network pavilion is already 90% booked, so don't wait and reserve your demo station today!

Pavilion Package details include:

LabVIEW Tools Network Pavilion - $1500*

•     One meter high counter demo station

•     Graphic panel – 4-color (custom design working with our property vendor)

•     500-1000 watt electric outlet with power strip

•     3-slot literature rack attached to the side of pedestal

•     Wired internet access

•     Access to wastebasket

•     Carpet with padding and nightly vacuuming service

•     Installation & dismantle of exhibit

•     Material handling of exhibit (exhibitor shipments are not included)

•     32" LCD Monitor Display  – mounted on demo back wall, mouse and keyboard included

•     Unlimited Expo Only passes** (access to keynotes, exhibit hall, and networking events)

* Exhibitors who also have a standard booth package on the show floor will receive a discounted price.

** If a current Alliance Partner, includes Alliance Day registration and activities. Does not include NIWeek sessions and meals.

If you are interested in booking a demo station, please contact the NIWeek Exhibition Team by calling (512) 683-9810 or by email: niweek.exhibition.team@ni.com for availability and contract information. Thank you and we look forward to your participation at NIWeek 2016!

Regards,

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Sr. MarCom Manager

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As 2015 draws to a close, we thank you for your valuable contributions to customer success this year! From our family here in Austin to yours around the world, we wish you a very blessed, happy and safe holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

The LabVIEW Tools Network Team

View Our Holiday Card


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The 2015 Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network Awards ceremony was held on Monday, August 3rd, at Alliance Day in Austin, Texas.  NI honors companies and products which create value for customers based on NI platforms. Check out photos from the awards.


Winners in the LabVIEW Tools Network Product of the Year, Regional Alliance Partner of the Year, and Outstanding Technical Resources categories are:

LabVIEW Tools Network Product of the Year

Network Communications

RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW by Real-Time Innovations

NI Platform Extensions

SignalPad by KeyGo Technologies

3rd Party Interoperability

Arduino Compatible Compiler for LabVIEW by Aledyne Engineering/TSXperts

Academic  

Power Electronics HIL Teaching Laboratory by OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

LabVIEW Productivity

Spreadsheet Express by Aledyne Engineering

Regional Partner of the Year

Outstanding Technical Resources

This award recognizes partner companies for achievement through available NI-certified resources. Those partner companies with the most Certified Architects and Developers who support NI customers in their integration and consulting projects receive this honor each year.

Soliton Technologies – Alliance Level

ARCALE – Silver Level

Test & Measurement – Gold Level

Averna – Platinum Level

Congratulations to all the winners!


Penny Wright - Senior MarCom Manager

Alliance Partner & LabVIEW Tools Network

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NI and the LabVIEW Tools Network team are proud to announce the latest update to the LabVIEW Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit. The Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit is now shipping as a VI Package and contains some minor bug fixes and updates.  More information on the change to VI Package format and how to download it can be found at https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-43595

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Stop by to see this year's list of demos and meet the partner developers!

Featured Products


Product Name

Description

Company Name

BLT for LabVIEW

Manage, Distribute, Protect and Track Your NI LabVIEW Programs

Studio Bods

DSA 2.9

Sound and Vibration Analyzer

Signal.X Technologies

INERTIA for NI VeriStand

Test Cell Control and Automation by Wineman Technology

Wineman Technologies

LabSocket

Easily Access LabVIEW VIs Over the Web or a LAN From Any Browser

Bergmans Mechatronics

LabVIEW Add-ons

Localization, Graphical Editing, and Digital Sensor Toolkits

S.E.A. Datentechnik

LabVIEW Libraries for the SeeSV Sound Camera

​Automate and Customize Recoding and Processing Acoustic Camera Data

SM Instruments

NC-10 Channelization Toolkit for LabVIEW

RF Channelization Toolkit

Novator Solutions

Pebbles UI: State Machine Controller

High performance State Machine for quickly creating well-structured applications

BatchTest

Power Electronics Teaching Software

Teach HIL and RCP Basics for Power Electronics Applications

OPAL RT

Robotics Libraries

Graphical Programming for Applied Robotics

DigiMetrix GmbH

RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW

High-Performance and Interoperable Publish/Subscribe

RTI (Real-Time Innovations)

SignalPad

Turnkey Solution for Data Logging, Sound, and Vibration

Keygo Technologies

SP7

Exchange Data with Siemens PLCs

DATA AHEAD GmbH

Wezarp for LabVIEW

Control LabVIEW Applications with Your Remote Device

APPANDO

XLR8

Read and Write Microsoft Excel Files

DATA AHEAD GmbH

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The 2015 Alliance Partner and LabVIEW Tools Network Awards ceremony will recognize companies and products which create value for customers based on NI platforms. Finalists and winners will be celebrated on Alliance Day during an awards luncheon hosted by the Alliance Partner Network team and attended by NI global sales, product managers, and executive leadership.

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists in both LabVIEW Product of the Year and Regional Alliance Partner of the Year categories:

LabVIEW Tools Network Product of the Year

Network Communications   

QRM - Quality Result Management by AddQ​ Consulting

RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW by Real-Time Innovations


NI Platform Extensions   

Network Drivers by Innovative Solutions

SignalPad by KeyGo Technologies


3rd Party Interoperability

Arduino Compatible Compiler for LabVIEW by Aledyne Engineering/TSXperts

SP7 by DATAAHEAD GmbH

   

Academic   

InPEduS by RAFA Solutions

NI/OPAL-RT Power Electronics HIL Teaching Laboratory by OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

   

LabVIEW Productivity   

Expression Parser  by GPower

Spreadsheet Express  by Aledyne Engineering


Regional Partner of the Year - Americas Region

  • Averna
  • Bloomy Controls
  • Circuit Check (CCI)
  • Viewpoint Systems Inc.

Regional Partner of the Year - Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)

  • Chuo Electric Works Ltd. (CEW)
  • Global Instrument
  • Linktron
  • UNI Solutions

Regional Partner of the Year - Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa Region (EMEIA)

  • Captronic
  • LOCCIONI
  • Noffz
  • Test & Measurement Solutions

We look forward to celebrating these finalists and announcing the winners on Alliance Day 2015!

Penny Wright

Senior MarCom Manager

Alliance Partner & LabVIEW Tools Network


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Don't forget, today is the last day to submit your new product for review to potentially make an NIWeek 2015 August go live. For details, view the original blog post here.

Also, if you haven't submitted your existing product on the LabVIEW Tools Network for a 2015 awards, the deadline is today. Read the specifics and submit here.

If you have any questions, contactlabviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com. Thanks!

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Senior MarCom Manager

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The LabVIEW Tools Network and NIWeek Conference teams are pleased to offer the 2015 Pavilion package details outlined below. 

A sponsorship fee of $1500 (USD) entitles you to a demo station in the LabVIEW Tools Network Pavilion, including the benefits listed below. LabVIEW Tools Network Exhibitors who also have a standard booth package on the show floor will receive a discounted price.

Each Exhibitor Receives:

•     One meter high counter demo station

•     Graphic panel – 4-color (design layout to be done by National Instruments Corporate Design Group)

•     500-1000 watt electric outlet with power strip

•     3-slot literature rack attached to the side of pedestal

•     Wired internet access

•     Access to wastebasket

•     Carpet with padding and nightly vacuuming service

•     Installation & dismantle of exhibit

•     Material handling of exhibit (exhibitor shipments are not included)

•     19” LCD Monitor Display (4:3) – mounted on demo back wall, mouse and keyboard included

•     Unlimited Expo Only passes (access to keynotes, exhibit hall, and networking events)

If you are interested in booking a demo station, please contact Penny Wright for availability and contract information. Thank you and we look forward to your participation at NIWeek 2015!

Regards,

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Sr. MarCom Manager

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Attention LabVIEW Developers:

We invite you to take a look at what SoftwareKey.com has been working on for you. You're missing out if you aren't taking advantage of what's new in Licensing LabVIEW Tools, which include new VIs for Instant Protection PLUS 3 and Protection PLUS 5 SDK that make it easier than ever to interface with LabVIEW.

  • New! LabVIEW VIs for Instant Protection PLUS 3
    The latest version of Instant Protection PLUS 3 has a set of LabVIEW VIs making it easy to call the Instant Protection PLUS 3 DLL and API interfaces. You can now protect both 32-bit and 64-bit executables with the standard licensing or slightly more advanced licensing requirements such as Network Floating Licensing, Feature-Based Licensing, and Consumption-based licensing.
  • New! LabVIEW Licensing Tutorial for Instant Protection PLUS
    Check it out and learn how to use the LabVIEW VIs for Instant Protection PLUS.
  • New! Protection PLUS Product Unbundling
    If you already use and love Protection PLUS, here’s some additional news for you. Protection PLUS licensing client has spun into two products instead of one. For years, virtually all Protection PLUS users selected one of the two primary components for their licensing and copy protection solution. Now users can streamline purchases and maintenance costs!
  And the most exciting new announcement... 
  • New! Protection PLUS 5 SDK LabVIEW Edition Developer Preview
    Protection PLUS 5 SDK LabVIEW Edition is a next generation, all new, built-from-the-ground-up addition to the SoftwareKey family.  This provides LabVIEW developers complete control and flexibility over the licensing business logic and user interface for the most sophisticated licensing requirements.  Includes direct access to SOLO Server web services. We welcome those who want to get their hands on the latest and most powerful licensing technology.
    • Easier than ever to use.  111 new VIs with full SDK support for LabVIEW!
    • New license file format.  Greater extensibility with flexible storage!
    • New activation methods.  Both connected and disconnected computers!
    • Improved cryptographic security.  Makes licenses safer!
    • Includes direct access to SOLO Server web services.   Easy with one API!
    • Multiple platforms supported.  Write once, run in new supported platforms!

Learn More about Protection PLUS 5 SDK

Contact Us To Preview the New VIs today!

Team SoftwareKey

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I am pleased to announce the creation of a new Developer's FAQ document, part of our ongoing effort to provide excellent resources and support for all current and aspiring Tools Network product developers.  Quick answers to our most common questions, all in one place.  Check out the new document here:

LabVIEW Tools Network Developer's FAQ

Do you have a question that isn't answered in the FAQ?  Let us know in the comments and we'll help you get the information you need to be successful!

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Each year, NI executive leadership selects outstanding software apps and add-ons for achievements in innovation. These awards are presented on Alliance Day and finalists receive one (1) Full Conference Pass to attend Alliance Day and NIWeek 2015. Don't miss this opportunity to win a Product of the Year award!

Deadline to apply is May 29th. 

Enter your application online today

All finalists receive:

  • Product exposure to the global conference attendees and NI sales and leadership
  • One (1) Alliance Day and NIWeek 2015 Full Conference Pass
  • Your product datasheet or company overview included in NIWeek 2015 Press Room (your choice, optional)
  • Personalized achievement award

Finalists will be announced by June 26th. If you have any questions, contact labviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com. Good luck!

Penny Wright

LabVIEW Tools Network

Senior MarCom Manager

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Developing a New Software Add-on? Deadline to Submit for LabVIEW Tools Network Review is May 29th!

If you are working on a new software product and are interested in offering it on the LabVIEW Tools Network, the product must complete the Compatible with LabVIEW review process.

We must receive your submission by May 29th, but this does not guarantee the product will be live on the LabVIEW Tools Network by NIWeek 2015.  For more information and to submit your product application online, visit ni.com/labviewtools/contribute.

If you have any question, contact us at labviewtoolsnetwork@ni.com.


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Concept Software, the creator of the SoftwareKey System™, is seeking early adopters of the new Protection PLUS 5 SDK tools for LabVIEW! Inspired by many of the same powerful technologies and experiences that have made Protection PLUS 4 the licensing system of choice for thousands of software developers for over 20 years, Protection PLUS 5 SDK is an all new, built-from-the-ground-up addition to the SoftwareKey family of software licensing solutions.

One of the exciting new features in our new Protection PLUS 5 SDK Native Edition is support for additional platforms (such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux - both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures) with the same API! In addition to our next-generation licensing API (which has been in widespread production use for a couple years), we are previewing a LabVIEW palette to make it easy to call this new library directly from LabVIEW.

Advantages of Protection PLUS 5 SDK over Protection PLUS 4 SDK:

  • Easy to use
  • Uses XML for the License File format for the greatest extensibility
  • Better flexibility with licensing
  • Support for near-limitless storage of user-defined license parameters data across all online and offline activation methods
  • Several new activation methods
  • Uses the RSA Algorithm to leverage public key cryptography and digital signatures to better secure the license file and its data.
  • The introduction of read-only license files offers incredible security against license parameter tampering.
  • New simple-to-use APIs and direct access to SOLO Server web services

Initial customer feedback on our LabVIEW library is overwhelmingly positive:  "My 5 minute/10mile impression of the PLUSNative Labview files you provided is: very nice.   I don’t know who did the LabVIEW side, but Kudos to her/him/them as its looking pretty darn good!"

Contact us today to request the preview Protection PLUS 5 SDK tools for LabVIEW!

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Wow - It's hard to believe that the end of year is only a few weeks away! Looking back, there are so many things that have made 2014 a great year. See our attached holiday card for a few highlights.

View our holiday card

From our family to yours, wishing you a joyous and blessed season.

Happy Holidays!

The LabVIEW Tools Network Team

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Calling all LabVIEW developers!

myRIO is an NI embedded hardware device that enables students to learn about and design real, complex engineering systems more quickly and affordably than ever before.  If you are experienced in creating software for embedded devices or for educational purposes, we need your help. The myRIO app ecosystem is growing, and the potential market is expanding rapidly. Creating a myRIO app is an excellent opportunity to establish your company’s name as a premier go-to in the educational software space.

These apps run right out of the box, transforming the myRIO into an Oscilloscope and Function Generator, Lock-in Amplifier, Audio Equalizer, and more.  To download and run any of these apps, visit ni.com/myrio/apps.

Interested in creating an app?  Visit and join the myRIO App Development Community, where you can find numerous valuable resources, including an example myRIO app, developer’s tutorial, detailed requirements, and a discussion board to assist with the process.

Your software, developed for myRIO and available on the LabVIEW Tools Network, can educate and enable students in diverse application areas like never before. Help us empower the next generation of engineers and scientists.

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The best way to differentiate products on the LabVIEW Tools Network is based upon feedback from customers.  To capture this information, partner product listings contain a tab for Ratings & Reviews as shown below:

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What we've not seen in a Tools Network product to date is any direction from the product to submit a review.  This is something many of you are probably familiar with when using third-party applications on your computers, mobile phones, or even following an Amazon.com purchase.  Why not have a similar experience for the Tools Network?  Now you can. 

To facilitate linking your product to a Ratings and Reviews entry on the LabVIEW Tools Network we've created a subVI (saved for LabVIEW 2010) you can drop into any existing LabVIEW code (attached below):

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The default behavior is to prompt the user with a pop-up dialog after executing 10 times to ask the user to review your product.

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  • Selecting 'Rate now' will direct the customer to the Ratings and Reviews tab of the configured product page and never prompt the customer again.
  • Clicking 'Ask me later' will wait another 10 executions (configurable using the 'Number of Times to Wait' input) and prompt the customer again
  • The 'No, thanks' option will never prompt the customer again

This example can be dropped into your toolkits and applications as-is, customized to modify the text, etc.  It is up to you!

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We would like to announce the latest version of the LabVIEW Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit.  Along with various bug fixes and improvements, Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit 2014 now includes support for deactivation, which allows you to move licenses between computers and reactivate add-ons.  Details on the new release can be found in the Readme and the new version can be downloaded from the LabVIEW Tools Network.  Help and support is available on theThird Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit community group.

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Note:  The new deactivation features are only supported in LabVIEW 2014 and later.  You may still enable deactivation in your product built in older versions of LabVIEW, but only customers using LabVIEW 2014 or later will be able to deactivate their license.

Also, Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit 2014 supports LabVIEW 2011 through LabVIEW 2014.  If your product requires support for LabVIEW 2010, you may use Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit 2013 to license your product.