Crowd-pleasing control hardware in action at NIDay 2012

If you didn’t make it to National Instruments Graphical System Design Conference on 20th November in London, then you missed out on a great event packed with presentations, interactive sessions taught by NI experts, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions of the latest advancements in design, control and test. In the Academic Zone, Adept and Quanser welcomed many new and familiar faces to their stand and had great fun engaging and impressing visitors by inviting them to take control of the 2 DOF Helicopter experiment. Quanser experts also ran several well-attended hour-long hands-on technical sessions that demonstrated how to design and implement control algorithms using LabVIEW.

Adept’s own Quanser Product Manager, Lilly Northrop, was also excited to hear about some interesting projects and new 21st Century system design technologies from NI outlined during the keynote addresses from President, CEO and Cofounder of NI, Dr. James Truchard and guest speaker Dr. Robert Mullins, Co-Founder and Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

See what you missed at the recent NI Day and download free presentations from NIDays2012.

NI Acquires Measurement Computing – No Changes to Distribution or Support

National Instruments has acquired the operating assets of Measurement Computing Corporation, a pioneer and leader in low-cost data acquisition boards for ISA, PCI and USB personal computer interfaces. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Measurement Computing, as a wholly owned NI subsidiary, will continue to run its operation as is out of Middleboro, Massachusetts, and to sell and support its products through its existing channels, including Adept Scientific in the United Kingdom.

“The acquisition of Measurement Computing is another step in NI’s long history of providing very high value-added alternatives to traditional instrumentation,” said Dr. James Truchard, National Instruments CEO and cofounder.

“Measurement Computing has been a pioneer and leader in low-cost data acquisition, and our products are already supported by the industry-leading NI LabVIEW software,” added Ben Bailey, Measurement Computing CEO and founder. “Now our products will benefit from a leading, global organisation.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Roger Bilder, Adept Scientific’s Marketing Director, said “This acquisition certainly strengthens both National Instruments and Measurement Computing. From the customer’s point of view, however, it is very much business as usual. Measurement Computing assures us that they retain their commitment to total customer satisfaction, relentless cost control and aggressively low pricing.

“Measurement Computing will continue to operate as an independent business unit, and we remain their partner in the UK and carry on supplying and supporting their broad range of high-quality, affordable hardware and software for PC measurement and data acquisition.”

Adept Scientific is a leading supplier of data acquisition hardware and software in the United Kingdom, offering a broad range of solutions from Measurement Computing and other suppliers. Details are available at http://daq.adeptscience.co.uk. Adept’s data acquisition experts also provide technical services and consultancy including installation, configuration, system integration and training.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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