NI Advantages for OEMs

Publish Date: Aug 07, 2013 | 5 Ratings | 3.00 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

National Instruments is a technology pioneer and leader in graphical system design – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach embedded design and measurement and automation. NI customers include engineers, scientists, and OEMs in a wide range of industries. From testing DVD recorders to building medical devices for premature babies, OEMs use NI software and hardware to deliver a diverse set of products faster and at a lower cost. NI offers the following advantages to OEM customers.

Table of Contents

  1. Industry Standards
  2. Product Life-Cycle Management
  3. High-Reliability Design
  4. Long-Term Software Compatibility
  5. Global Services and Support
  6. Customization
  7. OEM Volume Discounts
  8. Warranty
  9. Award-Winning History

1. Industry Standards

Building a technology product based on 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.

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2. 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 new products with a five-year guarantee.

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3. 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.

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4. Long-Term Software Compatibility

NI is committed to providing the latest technologies while maintaining compatibility for previous generations so OEMs can retain their solutions over many years. To achieve these long-term solutions, NI offers world-class hardware drivers that feature 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.

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5. 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 Global Services include start-up assistance during your design phase, custom assembly, software imaging and branding when you are deploying multiple systems, and calibration and repair to maintain your install base. NI local representatives are degreed engineers who are ready to work with customers to find the best solutions for their application needs.

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6. 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 in the design planning for next-generation products. Contact your local NI sales engineer for qualification.

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7. OEM Volume Discounts

NI delivers aggressive OEM pricing discounts for qualified OEM applications. Please contact NI for a quote.

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8. Warranty

NI offers some of the best warranties in the industry, including a one-year standard warranty on all hardware products. In addition, NI provides several extended warranty options for the assurance you need.

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9. 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.

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