This file contains important information about FlexLogger, including system requirements, installation instructions, and supported hardware.
Product Security and Critical Updates
Extending FlexLogger I/O with the FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit
Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10
Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1
FlexLogger Drops Support for Windows 7 64-bit in 2021
FlexLogger is application software for quick sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals to verify electromechanical systems, all without programming.
FlexLogger has the following minimum system requirements:
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1 Required drivers are included with the FlexLogger installer.
2 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
3 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1 requires Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
NI automates FlexLogger installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.
The following lists detail the hardware models supported in FlexLogger.
Note: FlexLogger supports network synchronization using IEEE 802.1AS protocol. Refer to your chassis documentation, available on ni.com/manuals, for more information.
Note: The NI 9375 can only use one port (input or output) at a time in a project.
Note: You cannot use parallel and serial modules together on the same FlexLogger project unless they are installed in separate cDAQ chassis.
|Note Revision B and later of the FD-11603 supports hardware filtering.|
|Note Revision B and later of the FD-11637 supports hardware filtering.|
Note: FlexLogger supports network synchronization using IEEE 802.1AS protocol. Refer to your device documentation, available on ni.com/manuals, for more information.
Note: FieldDAQ supports hardware filtering. Refer to the FlexLogger Manual for more information.
You can extend the functionality of FlexLogger 2019 R3 by creating and importing a custom I/O plugin using the FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit (version 1.0). The FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit is available for download in NI Package Manager. Refer to the FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit 1.0 Readme for more information.
The online FlexLogger manual contains the most current help for your product version. Refer to the FlexLogger Manual, accessible from Help»Online manual, for more information about using FlexLogger.
Users without online access can choose to use an offline version of the FlexLogger manual if that option is selected at installation. To enable the use of the offline FlexLogger manual, go to Preferences»General and select Use the installed FlexLogger manual.
Note: Installed manual use within FlexLogger 2019 R3 is currently available in English only. To access other language versions of the installed manual, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Help Viewer\Documentation and double-click the NIHELP file for your language.
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.
FlexLogger will drop support for Windows 7 (64-bit) operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on this operating system. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/windows764bit.
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