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Whither ODAS?

Does anyone know the current status of ODAS (Open Data Acquisition
Standard), the standard proposed by HP VEE, Labtech Notebook and others?
The website (http://www.opendaq.com) seems dated. Is this group still
active? Is there any way to use ODAS COM objects in LabVIEW?

As a developer with a proprietary PCI card and an existing code base, the
ODAS solution seems much better than a VI with CIN nodes, which is
LabVIEW-specific. It's too bad NI didn't join that standards group.

Are there any other competing standards? The VXIplug&play standard that NI
promotes seems to rely on VISA-compliant devices. Not all DAQ sources are
VISA compliant. (It's my understanding that a proprietary PCI card
interface can not be made VISA compliant).

Th
anks!
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> Does anyone know the current status of ODAS (Open Data Acquisition
> Standard), the standard proposed by HP VEE, Labtech Notebook and others?
> The website (http://www.opendaq.com) seems dated. Is this group still
> active? Is there any way to use ODAS COM objects in LabVIEW?
>
> As a developer with a proprietary PCI card and an existing code base, the
> ODAS solution seems much better than a VI with CIN nodes, which is
> LabVIEW-specific. It's too bad NI didn't join that standards group.
>
> Are there any other competing standards? The VXIplug&play standard that NI
> promotes seems to rely on VISA-compliant devices. Not all DAQ sources are
> VISA compliant. (It's my understanding that a proprietary PCI card
> interface can not be made VISA compliant).
>


I don't really know much about the ODAS and where it stands, but if you
are looking to integrate with LV, you might want to look to using the
DLL or Call Library Function node instead of the CIN. DLLs are very
standard, and can be shared across other environments. They are also
easier to debug, and with the right wrappers can be exported through
COM to make an automation interface too if you find that you need to
do that.

Greg McKaskle
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