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National Instruments Hosts Green Engineering Virtual Event Series

posted by William R. Stott
Published: April 14, 2009

National Instruments announced the Green Engineering Virtual Event Series, an offering of five live webcasts that provide engineers and scientists information on how to use the most current measurement and control tools and techniques to design, develop and improve technologies that result in environmental and economic benefits. The free Green Engineering Virtual Event Series will be hosted live on ni.com during Earth Week, April 20-24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. CDT, and will cover a different green engineering topic every day. An NI technical expert will present each webcast, focusing on real-world application examples and hardware and software demonstrations.

The Green Engineering Virtual Event Series will kick off with a keynote from John Hanks, NI vice president of industrial and embedded product lines, about the challenges and opportunities driving intense global investment and innovation for environmentally friendly products, technologies and processes. The series will close with remarks from NI President, CEO and Co-founder Dr. James Truchard. Each daily topic illustrates the newest trends in measurement and control techniques that can be applied across a wide variety of industries and green engineering applications. The webcast topics include measurement fundamentals, signal processing and advanced control, which are based on case studies for environmental monitoring, wind and solar energy and power quality analysis.

Attendees can participate in a live chat with NI technical experts during each webcast to ask questions and share ideas. Additionally, the series features real-world examples such as how Nucor Corp. used NI software and hardware to develop a variety of automation systems that have greatly reduced electricity usage. Siliken Renewable Energy uses NI hardware and software to increase efficiency throughout the solar panel production process, from purifying silicon ore to manufacturing and testing the final product. The series also highlights researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, who used NI products to develop a wireless sensor system that collects a variety of environmental measurements in the Costa Rican rain forest and that offers remote configuration capabilities to give researchers around the world Internet access to the data.

NI is committed to developing products and services that empower engineers and scientists to create innovations that improve the world. Using modular hardware and flexible software from NI, customers are able to test and measure their systems and create innovative ways to fix the problems they find, which results in more efficient, economic technologies that are better for the planet.

To register for this free event and learn more about the daily topics, visit ni.com/greenwebcastseries.