National Instruments offers several low-cost, portable data loggers that provide a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for your basic data-logging applications. These data loggers easily take measurements with no programming required and display results on your PC. They are affordable enough for student use yet powerful enough for more sophisticated measurement applications.
NI low-cost, portable data loggers are small in size and feature bus-powered designs, so you can easily plug them into any PC without requiring an external power supply.
Some low-cost portable data loggers, such as the NI USB-TC01, feature NI InstantDAQ technology that automatically loads software for viewing and logging data after you have connected the device to your computer. No prior driver installation is necessary, so you can begin taking measurements in seconds.
All NI low-cost data loggers include free data-logging software. LabVIEW SignalExpress is an interactive environment for graphing and logging data without any programming required. It provides a broad set of features for completing common data-logging tasks, including performing basic data analysis, alarming, customizing graphs, and creating displays to present your data.