The French company Saphir develops add-on libraries for National Instrument’s (NI) graphical programming language LabVIEW. Two of the company’s most important products are the ModBus and MySQL toolkits.

ModBus is a ubiquitous standard that provides a convenient way to communicate with a wide variety of industrial devices. Almost twenty years ago, in 1994, Saphir started working on its ModBus toolkit for LabVIEW and the company has been improving it ever since. Recently support for LabVIEW 2012 was added.

The MySQL toolkit was launched one year ago. Granted a LabVIEW Add-On Award in the Innovation category, the toolkit has become a very popular tool to use MySQL databases with NI CompactRIO and PXI platforms.

Both toolkits have now reached the Silver level in the “Compatible with LabVIEW” program. You can help Saphir to reach the highest, Gold, level by sending them your positive feedback on their products.