Annual report on IoT and data trends released

National Instruments' NI Trend Watch 2016 is an annual report that examines a range of topics focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), managing data, and the impact of a world that is more connected.


National Instruments' NI Trend Watch 2016 is an annual report that examines a range of topics focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), managing data, and the impact of a world that is more connected. Courtesy: National Instruments

National Instruments' (Nasdaq: NATI) NI Trend Watch 2016 is an annual report that examines a range of topics focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on how data is managed.

"As the world becomes more connected, the incredible amount of real-world data available today promises engineers and scientists great insight, but getting that insight can be a challenge," said Eric Starkloff, NI executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

NI Trend Watch 2016 explores these topics:

  • Prototyping takes 5G from concept to reality — 5G will evolve our wireless networks to heights never before imagined, but its pursuit doesn’t come without challenges.
  • Big analog data of the future: From the edge to the enterprise — With the proliferation of sensing and networking technologies, it’s become easier and cost effective to add measurements to systems.
  • It’s about time: Evolving network standards for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)  Network technologies must evolve to satisfy the requirements of next-generation industrial systems and radically advance the way we operate machines, electrical grids and transportation systems.
  • Testing the big bang of smart devices — Instead of designing a unique test system for each device-under-test, test leaders must design smart test systems that can adapt to and test all smart devices.
  • The consumerization of software — In a marketplace that’s rapidly demanding convergence, and the best of all possible worlds, it’s up to software vendors to answer the call.

Click here to download the complete report.

National Instruments (NI) 

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