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NI Enters Manual Lab Bench Instrument Market

6/17/2014 09:00 AM EDT
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C VanDorne
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So, does the....
C VanDorne   6/17/2014 2:43:10 PM
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...iPAD come with it?

Anyway, I'm partial to knobs.  They're natural, dedicated and quick to adjust.  BUT, if the price is right and the HMI was nice, I could maybe go for something like this.

Great_White_North
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First week: "Hey who took the IPAD !?!"
Great_White_North   6/17/2014 3:14:04 PM
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Garanteed you will NEVER find the IPAD anywhere near this piece of equipment.

 

Odds are you will never find the IPAD period.

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Re: Nice, but
KrEn1   6/20/2014 6:49:01 AM
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Price? <1000$ ? Any further specs out there?

Fine for a fixed tabletop lab, but I doubt one can develop further. LabView?

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Re: Nice, but
David Ashton   6/20/2014 7:29:54 AM
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@KrEn1 Try $ 2000, nearly.  This I got from the EDN link at the bottom of this article.  I'll repeat the comment I left there:

This is VERY nice compared to the Mydaq that I already have - the MyDaq is mainly intended for teaching and is woefully inadequate for any serious work. But it is only $99. There is the Analog Discovery which is similar but with much more useful specs at around the same price. Much as I would love one of these, I can't afford nearly $2K :-((

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Re: Nice, but
Measurement.Blues   6/25/2014 1:17:11 PM
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I can't imagine NI building anything that won;t work with LabView. I'll investigate for my hands-on review, if I ever complete it.

Measurement.Blues
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Works on XP
Measurement.Blues   6/17/2014 3:18:28 PM
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VirtualBench even works on an old XP computer. Who needs to upgrade?

TonyTib
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Yawn
TonyTib   6/20/2014 11:12:12 AM
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I think the Red Pitaya will have more impact.  OK, it's not a direct competitor, but it's way cheaper and way more innovative, and now has a big distributor behind it (RS/Allied).

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