Austin based National Instruments showcased their Silverlight based programming tools this morning. The tooling enables the construction of remote display panels that consume data from a web services enabled instrument. Which in simple terms could be an instrument monitoring a wind turbine, a wireless router at home, or a meter that monitors the oil flow in a pipeline.
Here is a blog by Kamran Shah of the NI LabVIEW R&D team on the above subject:
The following is the example (reproduced from Kamran’s post) of a remote instrumentation panel monitoring the wind turbines:
The related Silverlight case study was recently published on Microsoft.com at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000004889
The above is a fine example of Silverlight usage in engineering applications.