NI (National Instruments)
NI (National Instruments) is a Multinational with it’s HQ based in Austin, TX. They are a producer of equipment for automated test and automated measurements systems and virtual instrumentation software. We are a partner for NI in the Benelux region and are highly specialized in developing solutions based on NI’s flagship software products: LabVIEW, TestStand and SystemLink.
NI's most measurement and automation hardware portfolio consists of a.o. PXI-Express, CompactRIO / sbRIO / C-series, USB / Ethernet / Wifi DAQ-boards, RF test equipment, Industrial controllers and Smart camera's.
What is LabVIEW?
LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment which we use to develop automated test, measurement, and control systems. LabVIEW includes extensive support for interfacing to devices such as instruments, cameras, and other devices. For deterministic, real-time systems we use LabVIEW with the real-time and FPGA modules to create fast and reliable control- and measurement systems that can run headless if required.
Curious about LabVIEW? Contact us to find out more or give it a quick try on-line here (no download or installation necessary!).
NI Center of Excellence
Companies are more successful, with higher productivity and improved quality, when they implement best practices around their use of LabVIEW. The Center of Excellence program equips companies to weave these processes into their workflow and do so in a way that furthers their unique engineering and business goals.
LabVIEW Center of Excellence Certification is awarded to elite teams of programmers who demonstrate excellence in software development with LabVIEW. After decades of working with and helping build strong software teams, we have found that three pillars are essential for ongoing success: engineer good software, engage in community learning, and ensure technical leadership.
Certification was awarded after an extensive audit and validates that our development team integrates best practices.
Most of our consultants hold and maintain one or more official NI qualifications. You can check them out in our About us section. Below are brief descriptions of the different NI certifications and accreditations.
Certified LabVIEW Architect
A Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) holds the highest LabVIEW certification. The certification verifies the user’s ability to create a solid architecture for delivering software that meets a set of high-level requirements. Certified Architects provide technical leadership, helping ensure the developers on their team follow best practices and become more competent and efficient developers.
Certified TestStand Architect
A Certified TestStand Architect (CTA) holds the highest TestStand certification. The certification verifies a user's expertise in architecting test systems based on TestStand from high-level specifications. Certified Architects provide technical leadership, helping ensure the developers on their team follow best practices and become more competent and efficient developers.
Certified LabVIEW Developer
The Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) exam verifies the user’s ability to design and develop functional programs while minimizing development time and ensuring maintainability through proper documentation and style. Certified Developers can provide technical leadership to less experienced engineers, helping ensure their team is following best practices and becoming more competent and efficient LabVIEW programmers.
Certified TestStand Developer
A Certified TestStand Developer (CTD) is the first step in the two-part TestStand certification process. The exam verifies the ability to develop, debug, and deploy functional applications in TestStand software while minimizing development time and ensuring maintainability. Certified Developers can provide technical leadership and guidance to help less experienced personnel follow best practices and become more competent and efficient developers.
Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer
A Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer (CLED) demonstrates proficiency and expertise in designing, developing, debugging, and deploying reliable mission-critical embedded control and monitoring applications based on CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO, and/or R Series hardware. A CLED efficiently uses the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules in accordance with best practices and software engineering principles to design modular, scalable, and maintainable embedded systems.
Certified Professional Instructor
The NI Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) certification distinguishes individuals who are authorized to teach NI courses. CPIs are the only professionals, besides National Instruments engineers, authorized to teach NI courses.
LabVIEW Champions are National Instruments platform enthusiasts who have been recognized for their exceptional application development, technical depth and breadth, leadership, and contributions to the LabVIEW community. These individuals are positive contributors, advocating for the NI platform while providing constructive feedback. LabVIEW Champions are third-party individuals who have received recognition from National Instruments for their outstanding contributions to the success of LabVIEW.