Researchers Use NI LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO to Perform Environmental Monitoring in the Costa Rican Rainforest
Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
"Because of the flexibility of LabVIEW, we can configure measurement types, select channels, and even add scaling from a laptop connected to the system. "
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