National Instruments Announces 2008 NI Technical Symposium

National Instruments announced open registration for the 2008 NI Technical Symposium, a series of free, full-day technical conferences that feature the latest developments in design, control, automation and test. The conferences, which take place in 28 cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada from October through December 2008, will deliver new product demonstrations, hands-on tutorials and technology presentations to more than 4,000 engineers and scientists. Additionally, each conference features exhibits on technology solutions from NI and third-party vendors and offers networking opportunities with key system integrators, NI R&D engineers and local sales representatives.

Each NI Technical Symposium event kicks off with a keynote from an NI executive that highlights how graphical programming helps engineers and scientists take advantage of the latest generation of computing and measurement technologies to achieve new levels of application success. In addition to the keynote, each conference offers up to 18 technical sessions on topics such as trends in wireless test, automated test system optimization with parallel technologies, Ethernet-based industrial communication protocols and medical device design.

NI Technical Symposium attendees also have the opportunity to learn about NI LabVIEW 8.6, the latest version of the graphical system design platform that delivers new tools to help engineers and scientists take advantage of the benefits of multicore processors, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and wireless communication. Additionally, attendees can learn about new NI hardware product offerings including Wi-Fi and Ethernet data acquisition devices for remote monitoring applications and NI Single-Board RIO low-cost, integrated hardware devices that combine an embedded real-time processor, reconfigurable FPGA and analog and digital I/O on a single printed circuit board.

National Instruments is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past nine years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.