Cross-Platform Plug-In Powers Rich Internet Applications for Scientists and Engineers
National Instruments is a leading provider of virtual instrumentation software used in a range of industries to test, monitor, and control the performance of hardware devices. The company was looking to meet rising demand for a graphical programming tool that would help companies quickly deploy Web-based line-of-business applications that could be accessed across a network. The company chose Microsoft Silverlight, a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for developing rich Internet applications, choosing the software over competing solutions, including Adobe Flash. Taking advantage of powerful graphics and data-binding capabilities in Silverlight, combined with its native cross-platform support, the company accelerated development and market delivery of its new application and capitalized on a key business opportunity.