Event Report National Instruments Beyond the Internet-of-Things: Enabling Solutions for Engineering Challenges

Author / Editor: Nedra Pereira / Dominik Stephan

National Instruments redefines Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for India – National Instruments (NI) recently held the 12th edition of NIDays at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru on November 19, 2015. The event showcased the launch of a plethora of products and introduced various technologies to the audience through diverse end-user presentations. Here is a brief overview of the happenings at the event.

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The NI Team at Bengaluru.
The NI Team at Bengaluru.
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National Instruments (NI), the systems provider that enables engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, successfully hosted its 12th edition of NIDays in Bengaluru. The event was attended by over 500 engineers, academicians and researchers who witnessed the launch of a wide range of products that are designed to revolutionize the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

At the seminar, NI India launched the latest version of its flagship product – LabVIEW, with enhancement in speed and memory usage. NIDays offered 18 technical sessions and tutorials with over 30 products and application demonstrations, and an interesting panel discussion on ‘Enabling Make in India’. It allowed visitors to learn about the latest hardware platforms and applications in the industry.

Speakers and exhibitors from various industries including automotive, telecom, semiconductor, smart machines, aerospace and defense, etc., joined the event to discuss and discover how to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement, and control. Vice President, EMEIA, National Instruments, Robert Morton averred, “We are excited about using the Internet of Things in a way that benefits the society at large through connected devices and by incorporating the generated data into meaningful usages. We are investing heavily into technology that makes this process easier for scientists and engineers to not only rapidly prototype this but also deploy systems.”

Newly launched technology

The conference also witnessed the launch of a wide range of products which includes:

  • Highest bandwith Compact DAQ chassis to date, the new 14-slot USB 3.0 chassis, can stream measurement data at over 225 MB/s
  • The world's first PXI chassis with PCI Express technology can stream with a system bandwidth of up to 24 GB/s in each direction
  • The world's first Intel Xeon-based 8 core PXI Express Embedded Controller can turn 24 GB/s of data into valuable insight
  • The newest Single Board RIO controllers based on dual core ARM processors and ARTIX 7 FPGA technology, which runs the new security enhanced distribution of NI Linux Real-time
  • NI Wireless Test System which dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing test for the increasing number of things with a wireless connection.