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NI provides powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. From daily tasks to grand challenges, NI helps engineers and scientists overcome complexity to exceed even their own expectations. Customers in nearly every industry―from healthcare and automotive to consumer electronics and particle physics―use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve our world.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • United States
    1976
    Public
    NASDAQ: NATI
    $1-10b
    1,001 - 10,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • By 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be digitally connected, representing $19 trillion in business opportunity. From the "smart edge", where NI hardware performs local control and data acquisition, to entire networks of intelligent "system of systems," watch the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) take shape. NI provides a single, integrated platform to help enterprises make smarter business decisions using NI software and end-to-end analytics.

    NI provides technology to transform vast amounts of Big Analog Data gathered by sensors into actionable business insights using real time analysis. NI also offers a suite of software tools to collect, analyze, report, and act on Big Analog Data.
  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Condor Ferries, Nokia, STFC RAL Space, National Grid UK, Zenitaka Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, China Steel Corporation (CSC), Tecnalia, London Underground Limited
  • CASE STUDIES
  • NI: Improving Asset Health Information
    Unexpected downtime costs industries billions of dollars each year, and the challenges of aging assets combined with many experienced professionals at or near retirement age have companies looking at the promises of IoT technology for answers.
    NI: IoT System for Tunnel Construction
    The Zenitaka Corporation ('Zenitaka') has two major business areas: its architectural business focuses on structures such as government buildings, office buildings, and commercial facilities, while its civil engineering business is targeted at structures such as tunnels, bridges and dams. Within these areas, there presented two issues that have always persisted in regard to the construction of mountain tunnels. These issues are 'improving safety" and "reducing energy consumption". Mountain tunnels construction requires a massive amount of electricity. This is because there are many kinds of electrical equipment being used day and night, including construction machinery, construction lighting, and ventilating fan. Despite this, the amount of power consumption is generally not tightly managed. In many cases, the exact amount of power consumption is only ascertained when the bill from the power company becomes available. Sometimes, corporations install demand-monitoring equipment to help curb the maximum power demanded. However, even in these cases, the devices only allow the total volume of power consumption to be ascertained, or they may issue warnings to prevent the contracted volume of power from being exceeded. In order to tackle the issue of reducing power consumption, it was first necessary to obtain an accurate breakdown of how much power was being used in each particular area. In other words, we needed to be able to visualize the amount of power being consumed. Safety, was also not being managed very rigorously. Even now, tunnel construction sites often use a 'name label' system for managing entry into the work site. Specifically, red labels with white reverse sides that bear the workers' names on both sides are displayed at the tunnel work site entrance. The workers themselves then flip the name label to the appropriate side when entering or exiting from the work site to indicate whether or not they are working inside the tunnel at any given time. If a worker forgets to flip his or her name label when entering or exiting from the tunnel, management cannot be performed effectively. In order to tackle the challenges mentioned above, Zenitaka decided to build a system that could improve the safety of tunnel construction as well as reduce the amount of power consumed. In other words, this new system would facilitate a clear picture of which workers were working in each location at the mountain tunnel construction site, as well as which processes were being carried out at those respective locations at any given time. The system would maintain the safety of all workers while also carefully controlling the electrical equipment to reduce unnecessary power consumption. Having decided on the concept, our next concern was whether there existed any kind of robust hardware that would not break down at the construction work site, that could move freely in response to changes in the working environment, and that could accurately detect workers and vehicles using radio frequency identification (RFID). Given that this system would involve many components that were new to Zenitaka, we decided to enlist the cooperation of E.I.Sol Co., Ltd. ('E.I.Sol') as our joint development partner, as they had provided us with a highly practical proposal.
    NI: Developing Smart Tools for the Airbus Factory
    Manufacturing and assembly of aircraft, which involves tens of thousands of steps that must be followed by the operators, and a single mistake in the process could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix, makes the room for error very small.
  • HARDWARE
  • National Instruments: CompactRIO controller
    The NI cRIO-9068 combines a dual-core processor, a reconfigurable FPGA, and eight slots for C Series I/O modules within one chassis. Featuring a 667 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running the NI Linux Real-Time OS and an Artix-7 FPGA, this system is well-suited for advanced embedded control and monitoring applications. The cRIO-9068 offers a -40 °C to 70 °C operating temperature range along with dual 9 VDC to 30 VDC power supply inputs for use in applications that demand a rugged and temperature-tolerant controller. The device features 512 MB of DDR3 memory for embedded operation, 1 GB of nonvolatile memory for data logging, and a wide range of connectivity options including two Gigabit Ethernet, one USB Hi-Speed, and three serial ports.Clients can use NI LabVIEW system design software to create, debug, and deploy logic to both the onboard FPGA and the processor running the NI Linux Real-Time OS. The LabVIEW environment includes hundreds of prewritten libraries for analysis, control, and logging. C/C++ developers have the option to reuse existing libraries within LabVIEW Real-Time or develop, debug, and deploy C/C++ applications for the onboard processor. Also included are all necessary I/O drivers and middleware for AXI communication between the FPGA and processor as well as network communication libraries to develop the entire system software with a single tool: LabVIEW.
    National Instruments: CompactRIO System on Module
    NI System on Module (SOM) devices are fully tested and validated hardware products that ship with a complete middleware solution and Linux-based RTOS already integrated into the system. The NI SOM uses a graphical approach to programming the FPGA, eliminating the need for HDL expertise. Before development, quickly prototype with CompactRIO, then deploy with the SOM reusing the majority of the code. Use the development kit to simplify the board design with reference designs and quickly integrate I/O with PMOD connectors and a digital prototyping area. The combination of the integrated software, intuitive FPGA programming, prototyping capability, and simplified development process results in a significant reduction in development time, design, risk, and time to market. The NI SOM is designed for high volume OEM applications.
    National Instruments: NI InsightCM™ for Condition Monitoring
    NI InsightCM™ Enterprise is a software solution for online condition monitoring that acquires and analyzes sensory information, generates alarms, allows maintenance specialists to visualize and manage data, and simplifies deployment of large numbers of monitoring sytems. It provides insight into the health of both critical rotating machinery and auxiliary rotating equipment to optimize machine performance, maximize uptime, reduce maintenance costs, and increase safety.-Acquire Dynamic & Static Sensor Data-Analyze Waveform Data-Visualize Raw Data & Results-Manage Data-Configure & Monitor Systems-Authenticate Users & Devices
  • SOFTWARE
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • AVnu Alliance
    The AVnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem servicing the precise timing and low latency requirements of diverse applications using open standards through certification.
    European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
    We produce globally applicable standards for Information & Communications Technologies including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast, internet, aeronautical and other areas.
    OASIS Consortium (OASIS)
    OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.
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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
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    SparkCognition
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