The code is provided as is to be used as a starting point for the development of unique, customized intelligent electronic devices used on a utility grid. It is free for modification and installation with the dozens of CompactRIO controllers and over 100 unique sensor and signal I/O modules.
The source code guide is provided with the project and highlights the code architecture, best practices for running and building the application, and for customizing the source code.
Components like the open PMU project for LabVIEW add to the NI technology platform and place more capability into the hands of the utility grid domain experts helping them to solve new and unique problems in less time than the traditional approach. These tools are also ideal for energy research as they combine the flexibility of computer based simulation hardware with the ruggedness and sensor compatibility of field deployable hardware.