This file contains information to introduce you to the National Instruments Optical Sensor Interrogator (NI-OSI) 2.0 driver software. This file also provides you with help resources you can use while working with NI-OSI 2.0. The file contains the following information that you need to understand.
NI-OSI 2.0 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 2.0 includes the following new features:
Support for LabVIEW 2012 does not remove previously installed support for LabVIEW 2011 and earlier.
OSI I/O Controls palette—lists available resources for easier string input.
The Advanced Optical Measurements VIs palette contains two new VIs:
Connect to a remote real-time system using NI-OSI Explorer.
Manually adjust sensor ranges in NI-OSI Explorer by dragging cursors in the Spectral Graph view.
To run NI-OSI 2.0, your computer must meet the following minimum system requirements:
Complete the following steps to install NI-OSI 2.0.
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 access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments Web site for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI-OSI 2.0.
You can access a list of bug fixes online. Refer to the National Instruments Web site for a list of bug fixes in NI-OSI 2.0.
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