Dillon has been at DISTek since 2006 and is currently serving as the Test and Automation Department Manager. He is a certified LabVIEW Architect and a certified NI TestStand Architect with experience in system engineering and software engineering. Dillon has designed and implemented systems capable of performing automated verification and validation for laboratory and manufacturing environments, industrial control systems, and data acquisition and analysis systems.
Along with two other employees at DISTek, I received the privilege to be a judge at the Iowa regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The theme this year was steampunk and teams needed to work cooperatively to power a Victorian era steam powered airship.
Designing an HiL test system, need to modernize your laboratory, or do you just dabble in LabVIEW in your spare time? Meet DISTek’s system designers and LabVIEW architects at NI Days Chicago October 15. DISTek engineers will be at booth 19 to answer any questions you may have, maybe even that tough engineering question that has been eluding you. Put them to the challenge and see what they can do for you.
DISTek will be attending NI Days Chicago 2014 and is excited to be offering our Certified LabVIEW Architects as free resources during the event. If you have engineering questions, are stuck on an issue or do not even know where to start then swing by and put our architects to the test. With PCs available and complementary USB drives, our experts will be able to do more than just talk through you problem, they will be able to help you create actual code that you will be able to take back and put to use.Read full blog post here...
The growing use of mobile technology in people's personal lives has started to influence how they want to approach their work. Individuals have immediate information at their fingertips and now are looking for the same immediate access in their work environment. Documents, e-mail messages, calendars and meeting reminders are already available, but how do users get real-time access to the applications being used around them? Some existing applications send out text messages and email, but just as personal mobile usage has moved beyond these simple communication methods so can the business world.
In April 2014 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. Microsoft has developed a Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to see if your current computer will be able to support the transition to Windows 7.
Through experience and hard work, we’ve identified fixes to common issues moving LabVIEW to Windows 7. Some of the issues we have encountered during upgrades include getting administrative rights to the system and accounting for the Windows 7 directory structure change where the files are located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\” instead of “C:\Program Files\” for non-native Windows 7 applications.
Additionally, issues may occur if your computer is part of a domain where certain Windows Services start up automatically on boot-up. If you run into a domain issue you may want to try the following:Read full blog post here...