In the last six years alone, smartphones and tablets have gone from tools used occasionally by the tech-savvy in the business world to must-have accessories in the pockets and purses of most consumers. Combined with the ubiquitous nature of computing networks, most engineers and scientists expect near-constant access to data, and the next generation of measurement systems is no exception. Mobile devices and the cloud provide several benefits to data acquisition applications - and in some cases enable applications that were previously not possible.
Integrating mobile devices and the cloud into measurement systems is possible, provided the measurement system platform of choice is flexible enough to accommodate these emerging technologies. This presentation will cover the state of mobile devices and the cloud in industry today, detail the benefits of integrating these technology trends into measurement systems, and forecast the future of measurement systems given the effects of these technologies.
- Learn that while there has been an explosion of mobile devices in the world, the market is still fragmented.
- Discover how mobile devices can be integrated into existing measurement systems with differing levels of investment and in various ways including HMIs, remote viewers, configuration and debugging tools, or even mobile measurement systems.
- Understand why the cloud is a highly elastic way to integrate data aggregation, computing, and access for geographically distributed measurement systems.
Derrick Snyder is a Computer Engineering major from Vanderbilt University. After joining National Instruments in June of 2007, he has spent over five years working with customers in the data acquisition space by splitting his tenure as Product Marketing Manager between the LabVIEW, data management, and data acquisition business groups.