Industrial Internet of Things lab opened
National Instruments announced the opening of the NI Industrial IoT (IIoT) lab at its Austin headquarters. The lab’s operational focus includes areas such as microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing, and asset monitoring for heavy equipment.
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the opening of the NI Industrial IoT (IIoT) lab at its Austin, Tex., headquarters. The NI Industrial IoT Lab focuses on intelligent systems that connect operational technology, information technology and the companies working on these systems. The lab’s operational focus includes areas such as microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing, and asset monitoring for heavy equipment.
The NI Industrial IoT Lab is also designed foster collaboration between different companies to improve interoperability. Companies with expertise in communications protocols, controller hardware, I/O components, processing elements and software platforms come together to validate end-to-end solutions that can dramatically change the way businesses operate.
“We are excited to strengthen partnerships with other world-class technology companies. A working showcase for new technologies can help all companies involved drive breakthrough innovations for utility grids, manufacturing, asset health monitoring and several other industries,” said Jamie Smith, business and technology director at NI.
The lab is a working showcase for IIoT technologies, solutions and systems architectures. Through demonstrators, such as the on-site Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) testbeds, participating companies can promote innovative solutions and drive discussions with domain experts.
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– Edited from a National Instruments press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering IIoT and Industrie 4.0 stories.