Engineers, scientists, and technicians can take measurements with no programming required and get up and running quickly starting at $995 — an up to 50% price reduction — with a special offer from National Instruments. VI Logger configuration-based measurement software, normally priced at $995, is offered for free with full-featured E Series data acquisition products until March 31, 2004.

A menu-driven data logging software package, VI Logger requires no programming. With dialog windows and step-by-step guides, PC users can stream data to PC memory, graph and display trends, and control digital and serial lines on alarm conditions. When users need to upgrade applications, they can take advantage of the 22 LabVIEW graphical programming environment functions that come with VI Logger.

When users combine VI Logger with NI E Series data acquisition devices, they can create accurate measurement systems for a variety of desktop, portable, and networked uses. The devices ensure accuracy, provide seamless software integration, and come with NI support and service. E Series devices deliver analog I/O, digital I/O, and counter/timer functions with RTSI bus or PXI trigger bus for multidevice synchronization.