NI Reduces Development Costs for Industrial Applications with Free CD

2/27/2004 - Engineers can use the new National Instruments Measurement and Control Designer 2004 CD to quickly and easily select the best software and hardware for their test, measurement and industrial control applications, saving valuable time and resources in configuring and developing systems.

The new Measurement and Control Designer 2004 CD interfaces with an online advisor at to generate hardware and software recommendations based on application requirements such as temperature range, shock, vibration, determinism and I/O signal types. Engineers also can specify their controller, I/O modules and signal conditioning options, as well as design complete SCADA systems using the advisor.

The Measurement and Control Designer 2004 CD also includes hundreds of helpful resources and tools to significantly reduce setup time and costs -- including example programs, video tutorials, application notes, white papers and customer solutions. Engineers can access detailed descriptions of new NI products, such as industrial digital I/O boards and Compact FieldPoint distributed I/O, and choose from a language selection of English, traditional and simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

National Instruments Data Acquisition
By integrating commercial PC-based technologies and investing in innovative research and development, NI continues to lower the cost of measurement and control while improving system performance, accuracy and reliability. NI recently increased value for its data acquisition (DAQ) customers by reducing prices up to 25 percent worldwide for 13 of its most popular DAQ modules. Readers may learn more about the price reduction and view new prices on the Web at

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation -- a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in more than 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department at (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to or on the Web at

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