In addition to licensing you will find a wide range of tools, including those created specifically for education, in the Standard Service Program for Software. NI created the Standard Service Program (SSP) for Software to provide customers access to the resources they need to ensure their project is successful. If you are using an Academic Site License, and you are a member of the SSP program, you will receive these benefits:
Improved Tool Access – Access the software version that you need anytime from the Academic Downloads web page. You will have access to new technologies with upgrades to the latest version, and you will maintain support for older programs with access to installers for historical versions of NI software. You will also gain insight into emerging technologies in the NI Software Technology Preview Program. Together, this set of benefits ensures that you will always have the right tool for your needs.
Comprehensive Student Software Access– As a part of the SSP subscription on your Academic Site License your students can install the same NI software as the university has on their own laptops. This flexible benefit allows students to use the exact same software used by over 35,000 companies worldwide. If you are missing your Student Install serial number, contact your local customer services representative.
Updated Courseware and Learning Materials – NI has worked with educators in over 8000 laboratories globally, as well as academic partners to create courseware to aid the student’s path of discovery. Interactive courseware, such as that for analog and digital electronics, is now available for free access to be used with the latest versions of NI software. Learn how to register by clicking here.
Connection to User Community – NI fosters communication and interaction among our end users. You become part of the extensive NI user community through online forums and you will find solutions posted by our Applications Engineers to the KnowledgeBase. You will also be invited to participate in specialized community events including CLA and CLD Summits, NIWeek, User Groups, and more.
Guided Path to Success – When you have technical questions about your project or NI’s product, SSP provides live phone support from degreed engineers in your local language (where available). You also have access to these support engineers through email and web support. To gain the knowledge you need for your project, SSP enables you free access to online training for students and educator training courses. You an also enroll in instructor-led courses at a discounted academic rate.
You can find out more about these benefits and learn how to access these benefits at ni.com/services/software.