Bangalore, September 7, 2013: What lies beyond embedded system engineering? Collaborating computational elements controlling physical systems, says the 'father' of virtual instrumentation -- National Instruments' Founder-CEO, James Truchard. Say hello to Cyber Physical Systems, he suggested, in his opening keynote at the annual NI Days conference in Bangalore, of test and measurement leader, National Instruments.
The winning combo will be big analogue data plus interacting cyber elements plus the physical system, feels "Dr T" as he is known in the industry . He added: "This is the 4th Industrial Revolution -- and India is well poised to leverage the upcoming trend where the physical and virtual worlds merge, leading to the Internet of Things"
The event on September 4 saw nearly 1000 engineers, researchers and scientists join at the annual showcase of NI solutions and Indian innovation in virtual instrumentation and embedded systems.
NI's Managing Director for India, Russia and Arabia, Jayaram Pillai, introduced the latest version -- 9068 -- of NI's flagship reconfigurable embedded control and acquisition system, CompactRIO , fuelled by a new system on a chip -- ZYNC -- from analog devices leader Xylinx. In a near simultaneous announcement, NI has also launched MyRIO, a student-friendly version of its popular embedded hardware design kit. See our video here
Victor Mieres, Vice President, Emerging Markets, Asia/Rest of World, said " Being a global organization, NI has some region specific programs including Planet NI. The mission of Planet NI is to empower engineers in emerging countries to achieve sustainable prosperity by providing increased access to NI technology.” He introduced compelling Indian applications of NI technology like Udipi Tech's low cost TV system solutions for rural areas ( a popular app at the NI Tools Network ) and Promethean Power Systems' solar system -backed rapid milk chiller that is being deployed at 50 locations in Tamil Nadu.
Do see our Image of the Day picture-story on the NI Application of the Year winners