NI Addresses the Different Facets of a ‘Connected World’ at NIDays 2016

by October 19, 2016 0 comments

NI today successfully hosted the 13th edition of NIDays – an annual conference on graphical system design in Bangalore. The event was attended by over 500 engineers, scientists, and experts from the industry and academia who discussed the trends, opportunities, and challenges that lie in the future of connected systems.

At the seminar, NI India launched the latest version of its flagship product, LabVIEW 2016, with enhancements in acquiring, processing and managing data from remote data acquisition systems. NIDays offered 21 technical sessions and tutorials along with a wide range of products and application demonstrations. Speakers and exhibitors from various industries joined the event. The diverse set of panelists shared their ideas on trends in communication systems, embedded electronics, security and automated test systems that address the challenges and opportunities for the next generation of connected systems.

Speaking at the event, Jayaram Pillai, Managing Director – IndRAA, National Instruments, said, “Over the last 18 years in India, we have built a strong ecosystem of partners, proficient developers and successful customers and this ecosystem has enabled our customers to innovate. It’s inspiring to see the amount of innovation and true technological advancements at this year’s NIDays. The continuous dedication and leadership I’ve seen from the engineering community is awe-inspiring and I’m excited for the future of engineering.”

This year, NI added various new products to the list of these tools aimed at accelerating the productivity of engineers and researchers working in the areas of IoT, 5G, industrial automation, etc. Some of these tools enable applications that previously seemed too ambitious because of their complexities.

To accelerate engineering skills development in India, NI also hosted its annual Engineering Impact awards 2016 aimed at recognizing the most innovative projects based on NI software and hardware and NIYANTRA awards recognizing the best graphical system design created by budding engineering students.

Addressing the media at the event, Ajit Gokhale, Senior VP Global Marketing, National Instruments, said, “As the world becomes more and more connected, the immense amount of data available today provides the engineers and scientists with a wide variety of insights, but getting the right insight can be a challenge! We continue to help our customers stay ahead of the curve through our platform-based approach and cutting-edge technology advances in application areas such as IoT or the development of 5G networks by creating tools that help engineers solve real world challenges, accurately, efficiently and rapidly.”

The main highlight of this event was a panel discussion on connected systems. From connected vehicles to smart grid; from wearable electronics to machine condition monitoring, from home automation to smart factories, connected systems are promising more reliable systems, increased efficiency, convenience and of course, better quality of life. Scientists, industry experts and members from the academia discussed and shared their ideas on trends in communication systems, embedded electronics, security and automated test systems that address the challenges and opportunities for next generation connected systems.

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