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NI Advantages for OEMs

National Instruments is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation -- a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. NI customers include engineers, scientists, and OEMs in a wide range of industries. From testing DVD recorders to researching advanced medicines, OEMs use NI software and hardware to deliver a diverse set of products faster and at a lower cost. NI delivers the following advantages to OEM customers.

Industry Standards
Building a technology product around industry standards leads to lower development and maintenance costs now and in the future. At NI, we know this is important to our customers, and we actively drive and participate in the development of open industry standards.

Product Life-Cycle Management
NI works hard to choose components and technologies with long and stable roadmaps, so we can continue to manufacture most board-level products for five to 10 years with little or no modification. We have a formal new product introduction program to sustain products from cradle to grave and to back up newly introduced products with a five-year guarantee.

High-Reliability Design
Extensive embedded system design experience, conservative component rating, and thorough R&D testing contribute to our extremely reliable products. Our products have an outstanding track record and impressive Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) ratings.

Long-Term Software Compatibility
NI is committed to providing the latest technologies while maintaining compatibility for previous generations so that OEMs can maintain their solutions over many years. To achieve these long-term solutions, NI provides a software framework that includes standard application programming interfaces (APIs) to ensure compatibility and scalability as computers, networks, and operating systems advance. With standard software and scalable systems, NI creates solutions that best match customer needs now and in the future.

Global Services and Support
NI services and support meet the needs of customers around the globe with direct operations in more than 40 countries. NI local representatives are degreed engineers who are ready to work with customers to find the best solutions for their application needs.

Customization
NI delivers product customization in quantities as low as 100 pieces at little or no additional cost. Many of our current standard products are the result of working closely with technology leaders in their respective industries. Our OEM customers provide critical input into the design planning for next-generation products. Contact your local NI sales engineer for qualification.

OEM Volume Discounts
NI offers aggressive OEM pricing discounts for qualified OEM applications. Please contact NI for a quote.

Warranty
NI offers some of the best warranties in the industry, including three years on the new M Series data acquisition products.

Award-Winning History
NI has a long-standing industry record that includes decades of experience and strong, stable leadership. Our customers have relied on us for measurement and automation products since 1976.