National Instruments’ SystemLink software delivers measurable improvements in operational efficiency and productivity by providing users with a centralised web-based management interface for connected devices, software, and data. This open architecture incorporates a wide range of both National Instruments as well as third-party software and hardware technologies SystemLink software manages tasks such as software deployment, device configuration, health and test monitoring, and data management and visualisation.
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SystemLink is a feature-filled platform geared around optimising operational efficiencies.
SystemLink configuration and deployment
SystemLink provides a central web application that improves the efficiency of remote configuration tasks and software deployment processes. Managing configuration activities for a fleet of distributed test and measurement systems can be daunting, especially when systems incorporate a variety of device configurations and software combinations. SystemLink is designed specifically to improve these configuration processes by providing a central web application for tasks such as software installation, device updates, and diagnostic functions. Although aligned with LabVIEW-based test and measurement solutions, SystemLink also offers an open architecture that supports third-party software and hardware.
SystemLink Health and Performance
SystemLink provides applications and tools that improve system uptime and monitor the performance of test and measurement assets. Continuous monitoring of system health and performance is essential for test throughput and production continuity. Detecting problems early can prevent minor system issues from becoming major operational disruptions. SystemLink provides preconfigured system monitoring features and an open framework that you can use to connect custom application data with an alarms engine and notification workflow. You benefit from standard reporting views and the ability to configure operational dashboards using data transferred from LabVIEW and other applications.
DataFinder Server helps you search and manage your team’s measurement data regardless of location or file type with automated data standardisation and an automatically built, searchable index that anyone can use to find the data they need. As the data you acquire grows exponentially, it can be difficult for teams to search and manage it for useful information. You and your team can save time and effort in finding the data you need with DataFinder Server. You can automate data standardisation and enrichment, quickly find your data using an automatically built search index, and seamless scale to larger deployments for worldwide organisations.
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Analysis Server helps you analyse more of your data and drive maximum insight from it by automating post-processing scripts on a server. It helps you and your team automate data analysis and report generation on a server. You can make data-driven decisions with confidence by reusing DIAdem and Python scripts created by team domain experts, interactively setting up logic and triggering options to decide when analysis scripts run, and using multiple options for server configuration.
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SystemLink data visualisation
SystemLink Cloud for data visualisation
Developing distributed applications typically requires the configuration and management of web server and database infrastructure. NI is removing this obstacle to solution delivery with the SystemLink Cloud for data visualisation. It’s a hosted service in a secure, scalable cloud-computing environment. SystemLink Cloud enables development teams to use the configuration-based SystemLink Dashboard Builder and integrates with the LabVIEW NXG Web Module.
SystemLink for automated tests
SystemLink provides a test sequence monitoring option that live reports test results in a web application. It also extends native integration to TestStand and an open API for integration with customer-specific test executives developed in the LabVIEW environment and other languages.
Every purchase of SystemLink includes a renewable, one-year membership to the Standard Service Program (SSP) for software. Find out more about acquiring your own SystemLink software. Get in touch.
When National Instruments took a decision to pursue a distribution model in Southern Africa, Test Dynamics was formed to provide continued representation of the National Instruments brand locally.
Started by three ex National Instruments employees, Test Dynamics is perfectly positioned to provide the local market with access to a superior portfolio of products. All Test Dynamics employees are graduates of either Electronic Engineering or Physics and have the requisite technical knowledge and acumen to assist in the specifying and engineering of complex test and measurement systems.
The synthesis of high-quality digitising hardware, together with software, has been the essence of the National Instruments approach since its inception and more recently this philosophy has been driven even closer to the hardware with open architecture digitisers and FPGA based platforms that have provided users with firmware level access to customise their instruments to very particular requirements.
Test Dynamics’ sales manager, Stephen Plumb says: “We can also offer training on the platforms to ensure that our customers are able to make the best use of the tools. Some customers prefer to have a turnkey solution, so we will continue to work with the National Instruments Alliance Partner network to assist customers that do not wish to engineer solutions in-house.”
In addition to the National Instruments products, Test Dynamics also represents a number of globally recognised technology suppliers, including Mac Panel Interconnect, Quanser, Magtrol and Micron Optics.
Mac Panel Interconnect specialises in mass interconnects for high-density test systems; Quanser focuses on teaching and research of controls within the academic space; and Magtrol supplies high-precision torque transducers.
Micron Optics has been partnering with National Instruments for fibre optic measurements of strain, temperature and displacement in environments where traditional measurements are not easy due to factors such as high EMC or risk of lightning. They have solutions for both low- and high-speed fibre sensing that are easy to incorporate within the LabVIEW environment to build a mixed measurement system.
LabVIEW has been around for 33 years, giving National Instruments unrivalled experience in bringing software-defined instrumentation to market. Find out more about Test Dynamics