NIWeek 2013 has finally, but sadly come to an end. Every year, it's a great experience for Alliance Partners and the LabVIEW Tools Network, but 2013 has been by far the best. In case you weren't able to join us (or if you did join us and just want to relive the memories) here are a few of the highlights:
LabVIEW Tools Network Awards
This year the LabVIEW Tools Network Awards were bigger and more successful than all of the others. Combined with the Alliance Partner Network awards, we completely filled the keynote room to showcase this year's top new LabVIEW Tools Network products. Congratulations to the finalists and winners in all 5 categories:
Test Product of the Year
Winner: Tool Qualification Kit for NI TestStand by CertTech, L.L.C.
Toolkit to Qualify NI TestStand as a Verification Tool
Runner Up: Digital Video Signal Generation Toolkits by MaxEye Technologies
Create Test Signals for DVB, DTMB, CMMB, DAB, ISDB, and ATSC Digital Video Standards
Embedded Product of the Year
Winner: Raima Database API for LabVIEW by Raima, Inc.
Database solution for NI CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO and Windows
Runner Up: modeFRONTIER for LabVIEW by ESTECO
Integration platform for multi-objective and multi-disciplinary Hardware-in-the-loop optimization.
DAQ Product of the Year
Winner: Chameleon for NI CompactDAQ by PVI Systems
Configurable DAQ Software for Structural Test and Monitoring
Runner Up: iDaq by Tools for Smart Minds (T4SM)
Data Logger, Fully Programmable With LabVIEW
Community Product of the Year
Winner: TSVN Toolkit by Viewpoint Systems Inc.
Subversion Version Control for NI LabVIEW
Runner Up: VI Box XControls by SAPHIR
Advanced front panel controls for a more dynamic user experience
LabVIEW Innovation Product of the Year
Winner: Wirebird Labs: Deploy by Wirebird Labs LLC
Setup Authoring and Application Distribution for NI LabVIEW
Runner Up: BLT for LabVIEW by Studio Bods
Building, Licensing, and Tracking for LabVIEW Executables
Runner Up: VI Helpeks by Konstantin Shifershteyn
Provide Your VIs With Help That Looks Like LabVIEW Help
Double the Products, Double the Downloads, Double the Fun!
Since this time last year, the LabVIEW Tools Network has almost doubled the number of products available (Currently 177 and growing) and doubled the number of downloads (Over 2 Million downloads). This only happened thanks to the time and effort from our great developers and their awesome products.
LabVIEW Tools Network Products in the Day 1 Keynote
This year the LabVIEW Tools Network took over the Day 1 Keynote stage. Not only were the 5 LabVIEW Tools Network awards winners congratulated on the big screen, but Jack Dunaway from Wirebird Labs demoed Deploy, Raima Database API for LabVIEW and RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW were showcased in a case study from LocalGrid, and Viewpoint Systems TSVN Toolkit was mentioned as a key Software Engineering Tool for LabVIEW. Kudos to everyone involved!
Alliance Day Session: Selling Tools on the LabVIEW Tools Network
LabVIEW Tools Network Program Manager, Matthew Friedman, and LabVIEW Tools Network Engineer, Robert Des Rosier gave a very well received session on the process of selling a product on the LabVIEW Tools Network. Slides from this session are attached below.
LabVIEW 2013 Release
LabVIEW 2013 was released and is better and more stable than ever. The most notable new feature is that the LabVIEW Tools Network and VI Package Manager is actually installed by default when you install LabVIEW 2013. This means that customers have an even easier opportunity to download and try out third party tools from directly within the LabVIEW environment without any additional steps needed. A more detailed review of notable features of LabVIEW 2013 to come soon..
This is just a small bit of the excitement that we had for NIWeek this year. For more information check out the NI News Blog. Hopefully we'll see everyone out here next year!