The latest version of the NI test software has been released enabling seamless test operations and data management across organisations.
National Instruments (NI) has released the enterprise version of SystemLink software. By standardising the way data is shared and analysed, this version enables increased visibility and control of test systems across an entire organisation. In this way, SystemLink software serves as an important bridge between engineering and manufacturing departments in their efforts to improve overall operational efficiencies and drive digital transformation initiatives.
The ability to make use of test insights can have a profound impact on whether a business can remain competitive or not and data can be its greatest asset when used to make more informed decisions. It can also be a drain on time and resources when it creates incompatible silos. SystemLink software connects test workflows to business performance, linking people, processes and technology across the enterprise, from engineering to production to the field.
In addition to helping companies achieve savings and efficiency gains, the new version also frees up engineers’ time. Instead of performing time-consuming tasks such as manually configuring systems, tracking down critical assets or searching through data, engineers can focus on quickly spotting patterns and proactively addressing issues before they become a problem. “Freeing up engineers to focus on the work that has the largest impact for their organisation is smart business,” said Josh Mueller of NI. “But it is also one of the core components of our company mission — elevating and empowering the engineer.”
Cree Lighting, a manufacturer of indoor, outdoor and consumer lighting, has implemented real-time data monitoring and display, post-test analysis and factory management tools using SystemLink software. “SystemLink equips us with the visibility to respond to market conditions more quickly while optimising our team’s production efforts around the world,” said Ian Yeager, test engineering manager at Cree Lighting. “Now, I spend less time managing deployments and post-processing data and more time using the built-in tools to take care of low-hanging opportunities and improve efficiency for my team.”
The new version of SystemLink software is NI’s first hardware independent systems and data management tool. The announcement of enterprise support underscores NI’s enterprise software strategy to help customers accelerate digital transformation efforts by coupling test operations with advanced product analytics enabled through its recent acquisition of OptimalPlus.