USB, Wireless, or Ethernet
You can connect NI multichannel data loggers to your PC through USB, wireless, and Ethernet form factors. Each form factor provides different advantages for different applications.
USB - USB was originally designed to connect peripheral devices such as keyboards and mice, however, it has proven useful for other applications including connecting to measurement devices. USB is easier to use than many other PC buses because computers automatically detect the devices.
Ethernet - Ethernet is the backbone of almost every corporate network and, therefore, is widely available. Although Ethernet requires more configuration and networking knowledge than USB, it provides longer-distance measurements up to 100 m, or further if used with a hub, switch, or repeater.
Wireless - Wireless technology extends measurement capabilities to applications where cables are inconvenient or impractical. It can also dramatically reduce costs by eliminating cables and installation time.
Free Data-Logging Software
All NI multichannel 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.
Programmable With LabVIEW
You can program NI multichannel data loggers with custom functionality using LabVIEW, a graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists. Featuring intuitive graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart, LabVIEW makes it easy to take measurements from any sensor. Simply drag and drop controls and graphs to create custom user interfaces, and graphically wire together function blocks to define your own software functionality for logging data, alarming, triggering, reporting, and analyzing real-time data.