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NI Offers Expanded Test-Data Management and Visualization

July 9, 2008

The company's DIAdem 11.0 software includes features that simplify high-channel-count system visualization and improve user productivity.


AUSTIN, TX /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- National Instruments announced the release of DIAdem 11.0, the latest version of the interactive software for managing, analyzing, and reporting test data. DIAdem 11.0 adds sensor-data mapping for 3D CAD models to simplify the visualization of high-channel-count systems. It also streamlines large-group test management with automatic conversion and scaling of engineering unit sets. Additionally, NI DataFinder Server Edition 2.0, a software solution that works with DIAdem to extend test-data management to large groups or departments, introduces support for user security management and integration with an electronic archiving system.

DIAdem makes it easy to manage, analyze, and report on data collected during data acquisition or generated during simulations, and the software's ability to handle large volumes of data, as well as provide consistent reporting and data visualization, makes it ideal for applications such as aerospace, automotive, and structural test. With DIAdem 11.0, users now can map data acquired from sensors to any virtual reality modeling language (VRML) or STL file format CAD model to gain a clearer understanding of the measurement or simulation data.

DIAdem 11.0 also adds new features to improve user productivity. The latest version of the software helps global teams share data by providing automatic conversion and scaling of engineering unit sets or measurement units to reconcile any geographic or standardization differences that may result from users working in multiple locations. To give users greater flexibility in managing and mining their data sets, DIAdem 11.0 offers the ability to both expand and limit search parameters for creating more complex data queries. Additionally, DIAdem 11.0 provides a script editor that simplifies and accelerates script writing through the use of CodeCompletion for methods and properties of objects, as well as syntax highlighting.

With NI DataFinder Server Edition, engineers simultaneously can access collected test data from multiple client computers. The latest version of the software adds support for user security management, which synchronizes users' defined security rights with their Microsoft Windows login for easier and more secure access. NI DataFinder Server Edition 2.0 also adds integration with electronic archiving systems for easy and quick indexing and searching of archived files.

Readers can visit the company's Web site to view DIAdem demonstrations, tutorials, and case studies.

About NI
National Instruments is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype, and deploy systems for measurement, automation, and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software, such as NI LabVIEW, and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3% of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10% of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NI has more than 4800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past nine years, Fortune magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

DIAdem, LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


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