Complexity of test and measurements projects have reached an all time high. As such, the required skills for a LabVIEW consultant to add the most value to clients have changed. In a not so distant past, as long as the consultant was very proficient with LabVIEW and had some basic knowledge of instrumentation, this professional would most likely be very effective to the task at hand.
In today’s environment, however, the true value add consultants are the ones that not only are extremely fluent with LabVIEW itself and instrumentation, but also have vertical knowledge on the industry the final application is being built for and the main technologies applied in such industry. On top of that, LabVIEW consultants who have deep Project Management skills and understand the business of test and measurements are the ones who maximize the business value of the application being developed for the client. Lastly, we are undoubtedly immersed in the information age; where users now require easy access to data and information from their connected devices. This is not an exception in test and measurement applications. Having consultants who not only are experts in test and measurement technical disciplines, but who can also integrate these technologies via web programming is a recent must. TSXperts provides LabVIEW consultants who are seasoned technical hands on professionals on real time and Embedded systems, production test, web programming technology, are experienced Project Managers and provide deep understanding of the common pitfalls test and measurement clients encounter during the implementation of their systems.
LabVIEW was certainly embraced as the programming environment of choice for test and measurements. LabVIEW also offers packages for the creation of full-fledged embedded applications. More than being experts in LabVIEW Real Time, LabVIEW FPGA and the cRIO technology; the highest value add consultants do understand the common pitfalls of embedded applications and design the embedded system architecture in the best way to avoid those roadblocks, while taking the most out of the off the shelf tools available. TSXperts was the originator of and provided Software development for the creation of a compiler product that allows LabVIEW to be compiled for and run embedded in Arduino compatible targets. We are also on the forefront of the development of a similar product allowing LabVIEW to be compiled for and run embedded in Raspberry Pi targets. We not only use the latest tools available in the creation of Test and Measurements embedded applications, we also develop cutting edge programming tools to be used by others in the creation of Test and Measurements embedded applications.
Consultants who are experienced Project Managers will always make sure they are executing tasks in a way that will be better integrated into the overall project as they understand the challenges of managing a test and measurements project. Even if we are not engaged to manage the entire project for the client, though we believe we add the most value on that type of engagement, and are hired to execute specific LabVIEW programming activities, the odds for overall project success are increased by having engineers who are also experts in managing test and measurements projects.
LabVIEW Consultation with Web Integration
Nobody can deny that we are indeed in the information age. Technology has created an expectation from system users that data is not only abundant, but available at their fingertips via their smart phones, tablets and other connected devices. This modern requirement is pressuring the test and measurement industry to also make its systems’ data to comply with his reality. The modern LabVIEW Consultant who understands the complexities of web programming adds extra value to every project. TSXperts was the originator of a low cost product that facilitates implementation of test and measurement systems that are aligned with the Internet of Things (IoT).