Report NI's New Software Subscription Model in Announcements Posted January 5 17 hours ago, Tlam said: But there is no plan "B", which is very unfortunate. I know what I want my automation software to do and look like, but it does not exist. I'm not sure I'm up to the task of making my own, so I guess I'm stuck with going to Python, unless NI suddenly changes course. What type of instrumentation and data acquisition systems does your lab work with ? Mostly VISA type serial/gpib/LXI instruments or mostly data acquisition cards / PXI chassis type stuff?