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NI today announced the expansion of the NI Smart Camera family with seven new models and improvements including color and high-resolution options, improved processing power and IP67 ratings.


The new NI 177x Smart Cameras feature a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor, which delivers processing speeds four times greater than other NI Smart Cameras, and a real-time operating system for reliability and determinism.  The cameras offer new sensor options to deliver higher resolution image acquisition, rugged mechanical housings, M12 connectors, and dust- and water-resistant lens covers that have earned the cameras an IP67 rating. They can be programmed with LabVIEW graphical programming and the NI Vision Development Module for advanced customization and integration with other National Instruments hardware.


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NI today introduced the Watchdog Agent Prognostics Toolkit for LabVIEW, which expands the capabilities of LabVIEW in machine prognostics and health management applications. The toolkit is a result of a collaboration between NI and the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems at the University of Cincinnati.


Watchdog Agent provides a ready-to-run prognostics solution that is ideal for reporting the health status of machines, structures, components and systems. It combines the advanced signal processing capabilities of LabVIEW and the extensive analysis of the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite to form a set of algorithms engineers can use to create machine and component status descriptors of operating states and failure modes. This information can be displayed on a health radar chart that shows organized health values of multiple machine components on a single display.


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