Increased use of wireless devices at the workplace
ablet computers and smartphones have become so popular that they have a significant presence at the workplace too—not as devices under test but as part of the test system. While the computing power made available by these devices is notable, they cannot replace the PC and related measurement platforms like PXi. Instead, these devices are suitable for data consumption and report viewing, and system monitoring and control.
National Instruments’ Automated Test Outlook 2012 explains: “The explosion of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones provides compel and managers involved in automated test who need remote access to test status information and results. While today’s technology offers solutions for monitoring or remote reporting via mobile devices, test organisations will need new expertise to unite the networking, Web services and mobile app portions of the solution.”