This file contains important information about the National Instruments Optical Sensor Interrogator (NI-OSI) 16.0 driver software, including installation instructions, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed for NI-OSI 16.0, and known issues.
NI-OSI 16.0 contains software to configure and read data from sensors. Use the NI-OSI Explorer to identify and configure sensors connected to the NI-OSI hardware module. Use the Optical Measurement VIs in LabVIEW to import the configuration files created in the NI-OSI Explorer and read data from the sensors.
NI-OSI 16.0 has the following requirements:
NI-OSI 16.0 supports the following operating systems:
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
The following table lists the application software versions, including service packs, supported by NI-OSI 16.0.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by NI-OSI 16.0|
|LabVIEW||2014 (32-bit), 2015 (32-bit), or 2016 (32-bit) Full Development System or Professional Development System, installed and properly licensed|
Note Before installing NI-OSI 16.0, you must uninstall any previous versions of NI-OSI.
Complete the following steps to install NI-OSI:
With this release, NI-OSI drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. NI-OSI 16.0 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-OSI 16.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-OSI 16.0, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
Support for LabVIEW 2014, 2015, and 2016.
NI-OSI versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: <ProductName><Year-BasedVersion>. For example, NI-OSI 16.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2016. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI-OSI 2.1.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues for NI-OSI.
You can access a list of bug fixes online. Refer to the NI website for a list of bug fixes in NI-OSI.
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from the pull-down menu in LabVIEW, for information about the Optical Measurement VIs.
Refer to the NI-OSI Explorer Help, accessible by clicking the Help button in the NI-OSI Explorer, for an introductory guide and information about the NI-OSI Explorer.
LabVIEW examples for NI-OSI are located in the labview\examples\osi folder. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
You also can find LabVIEW examples for the Optical Measurement VIs using the NI Example Finder. Select Help»Find Examples to launch the NI Example Finder. On the Browse page, the Optical Measurement example VIs are located in the Hardware Input and Output»OSI folder.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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