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How do you support your LabVIEW applications remotely? Have you found the right tools and methods that make your job easier? In this episode of VI Shots Live, we look at some of the benefits and pitfalls of remote collaboration and support. Jack Dunaway and I talk with Fabiola De La Cueva and Justin Goeres on the topic of being a remote developer.

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Past episodes of VI Shots Live

Links to tools I recommend:

Collaboration Tools

  • Google Hangouts – This is a collaboration tool that I use to record VI Shots Live.
  • JoinMe – Lightweight meeting tool. Also has a web interface.
  • GoToMeeting – Highly recommended meeting tool. They also have GoToWebinar, which I’ve used many times for webinars.
  • Skype – Audio & Video over the Web. This is the main tool I use here at VI Shots for my interviews.

Remote Control & Support

  • TeamViewer – Powerful remote control software. This is expensive but it allows for unlimited hosts with one client.
  • LogMeIn – Remote Control software. This is a lower cost but you pay depending on the number of computers you control.

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  • Pavan

    check this out too, Real time collaborative editing

    http://blog.etherpad.org/2014/04/13/skype-and-google-hangouts-alternative/

  • I’m using ScreenConnect to remotely access customer’s computers and create meeting sessions. 300$ for a lifetime license allowing 1 concurrent session on umlimited machines.
    Support for Windows, MacOS, Android, iO7, Linux…
    Cons: You have to host the service by yourself.

    https://www.screenconnect.com/

    Also, I definitely recommand BLT for LabVIEW to remotely track and get informations about your LabVIEW programs. The first step before your connect your customer is to know what’s happening and what to do on his computer. BLT sends you email notifications with accurate logging information when a bug occurs in your program at the customer’s site.

    http://BLTforLabVIEW.com