How do I install the Initial State Streaming API into LabVIEW?
You can download the package from the NI Tools Network here. Once downloaded, use VIPM (VI Package Manager) to install the tools. You will get a new palette in "Data Communication" and two examples accessible through NI Example Finder.
Does the LabVIEW Integration cost money?
No, you only need maintain your subscription with Initial State. The LabVIEW SDK itself is free of charge.
Which LabVIEW versions are supported?
The package is currently built in LabVIEW 2018 and is "Saved for Previous" back to LabVIEW 2013, which was the first version that contained a full HTTPS primitives.
Does the SDK support LabVIEW NXG?
There is nothing in the LabVIEW Traditional code that is unsupported in NXG. However, at this time, you will need to use the LabVIEW 2018 Traditional code and migrate it to NXG to get the API. When we release NXG native code, we will update our Github listing for this SDK here.
Is the SDK open-source?
Yes, we do not lock any of the Block Diagrams in this SDK. Hack Away!
What is the difference between the Initial State Integration with LabVIEW and things National Instruments offers like Web LabVIEW and NI SystemLink?
The biggest differences in Initial State and web-based products offered by NI is simplicity and price. With a single family of simple VIs, you can send data to Initial State - a secure, hosted, scalable platform. Once your data is in Initial State there is no programming involved in creating anywhere-accessible beautiful dashboards and analytics. No LabVIEW code or otherwise is required, and you can likely be up and running in minutes. Web LabVIEW and System Link are heavy-weight expensive solutions for creating web dashboards. They do offer lots of flexibility, but it is likely Initial State has what you need right out of the box.
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