NI debuts IIoT lab in Austin, Texas

Jan. 11, 2017
The lab is a space where companies can work together on solutions to promote innovation and collaboration.

NI have opened a new Industrial Internet of Things lab at its Austin, Texas headquarters.

The NI Industrial IoT Lab will focus on intelligent systems that connect operational technology, information technology and the companies working on these systems. Designed with flexibility, the lab’s operational focus includes areas such as microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing and asset monitoring for heavy equipment.

According to NI, the lab is meant to foster collaboration between different companies to improve interoperability. Companies with expertise in communications protocols, controller hardware, I/O components, processing elements and software platforms can come together to validate end-to-end solutions.

Companies sponsoring the NI Industrial IoT Lab include: Analog Devices Inc, Avnu Alliance, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Industrial Internet Consortium, Intel, Kalypso, OPC Foundation, OSIsoft, PTC, Real-Time Innovations, SparkCognition, Semikron, Viewpoint Systems and Xilinx.

The lab is an IIoT working showcase, which through demonstrators, such as the on-site Industrial Internet Consortium testbeds, participating companies can promote solutions and drive discussions with domain experts.