How Can I Set Up A Software Trigger For A Remote System?

Updated Jun 6, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9215


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I am trying to set up a software trigger for a remote system, which is to be controlled via a user interface on my host system. How can I implement this in LabVIEW?


Yes you can use a network published shared network variable to send a boolean value through your network, that can then be used as a software trigger for your remote system.

Additional Information

For information on how to create a shared variable please see:
How to Set Up Shared Variables in LabVIEW to Communicate Between Two PCs
For information on how to use a shared variable see:
How do I Use Shared Variables to Communicate Between Two Computers?

Please note, that a software trigger will not be determinstic, so should not be use for applications with tight response and synchronisation requirements.


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