System Configuration

System Configuration includes utilities to help you monitor and control various NI devices in a system.
System Configuration includes Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), Hardware Configuration Utility, I/O Trace and Device Monitor. MAX is a configuration utility that provides access to NI devices. Hardware Configuration Utility helps you view and configure connected devices in your system. With I/O Trace, you can monitor, record, and display NI API calls made by applications. Additionally, you can use Device Monitor to launch applications when your system detects an NI device. System Configuration also supports application software such as LabVIEW and LabWindows™/CVI, as well as Microsoft Visual Studio and associated programming languages. The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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