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Manage the Academic RIO Device software set add-ons

You will need to enable some software set add-ons to make some built-in LabVIEW VIs work properly on the RT target, for example, 'SMTP client with SSL support' (for secure email) and 'HTTP Client with SSL Support' (for secure HTTP).

https://youtu.be/XyJjHwGgLTE (1:43)


  1. Connect the Academic RIO Device by its USB cable to establish the “USBLAN” network
  2. Start NI MAX
  3. Expand the “Remote Systems” hierarchy and select your Device
  4. Right-click “Software” and choose “Add/Remove Software”
  5. Enter your Device admin credentials
  6. Identify the add-ons to select or deselect; can choose more than one
  7. Click “Next” two times
  8. Requires about 7 minutes of time; observe the 3-blink code of the status LED
  9. Status LED turns off when the process is complete