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CompactRIO Application Areas


Embedded FedEx Fire Suppression System Using NI LabVIEW and NI Single-Board RIO

"We were able to rapidly prototype our system for FedEx with LabVIEW and CompactRIO and create a final deployed solution with NI Single-Board RIO – all in under a year."

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NI Tools Keep Ford at the Forefront of Innovation

"Ford has a long history with NI, and we have used LabVIEW to develop various aspects of every fuel cell electric vehicle that we produce and to successfully design and implement a real-time embedded control system for an automotive FCS."

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Increasing Power Service Reliability and Energy Security With MicroGrids

"We standardized our design on the CompactRIO platform because it is a highly modular off-the-shelf, software-designed controller that provides us the I/O and processing flexibility we need."

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Line-Replacement Unit Field Testers Based on NI CompactRIO

"CompactRIO was chosen because of the ease and flexibility of programming along with environmental certifications."

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Industrial Controls/Devices/Systems

Refines Steel Recycling Using NI LabVIEW and National Instruments Hardware

"By programming with LabVIEW and PACs versus programming with PLCs and ladder logic, we have seen a tenfold increase in efficiency and drastically reduced the costs of facility automation.”

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Controlling the Movement of 20 Tons of Concrete with Precise Accuracy Using CompactRIO

"We developed this application in just two months. Since we developed the software modularly, we can reuse most of the content and adapt the software for new systems within weeks."

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Medical Devices

Developing a Revolutionary Veterinary Imaging System Using NI LabVIEW and RIO Technology

"Using LabVIEW and NI Single-Board RIO, we saved about three man-years of development time, or about $300,000 [USD] in labor costs."

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Oil and Gas

Oil Well Fracture Pump Monitoring and Analysis Using LabVIEW and NI RIO Technology

"LabVIEW has made the software development side much quicker than our past experiences in C-based programming. What most C programmers take two years to do, we can accomplish in a couple of months. We can use that time savings to get to market quicker and capitalize on our competitors’ lag time."

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Team Victor Tango’s Odin: Autonomous Driving Using NI LabVIEW in the DARPA Urban Challenge

"Odin was the only vehicle to extensively use LabVIEW, and we placed third overall, just minutes behind the leaders."

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