National Instruments

National is a leader in the vision industry, providing machine vision and scientific imaging hardware and software tools.

Competencies

In addition of being an industry leader in test, measurement, and control applications, NI is also a leader in the vision industry, providing machine vision and scientific imaging hardware and software tools. Engineers and scientists have been using NI vision products for more than 20 years to solve a diverse set of application challenges using the latest in image processing technology.


 • Think Systems—Incorporate motion control, I/O, and HMIs into your design using the same software you use to develop your vision application. 
 • Open and Flexible Software—Leverage a software tool that you can customize.  Fixed algorithms and black box solutions don’t work when inspection demands increase. 
 • Open and Flexible Hardware—From vision systems and smart cameras to frame grabbers that connect to any camera on any bus, choose the hardware that fits your application needs.
 • Maximize Productivity—Design with the most intuitive vision software available. Get even the toughest algorithms right with code generation for processors and FPGAs. 
 • Maximize Performance—Use advanced algorithms designed specifically for multicore processors and FPGAs to get the maximum response from your vision system.
 • Finish Faster with Support—With more than 1,000 alliance partners, 17 vision specialty partners, as well as NI support engineers worldwide there is sure to be help close by. 

Products & Services

National Instruments vision software offers hundreds of world-class image processing algorithms and image acquisition functions that you can use across the entire NI vision hardware portfolio to solve any vision application. From board-level controllers to rugged and reliable smart cameras to compact and high-performance vision systems NI has the hardware to meet your needs. 


 • LabVIEW Vision Development Module—Take advantage of a comprehensive suite of functions to develop and deploy vision applications using NI LabVIEW system design software or text-based languages.
 • NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection—Easily configure, benchmark, and deploy complete machine vision applications without the complexities of programming.
 • Vision Systems—Ranging from board-level controllers up to high performance fanless controllers, NI has the right vision system to meet your requirements. 
 • Frame Grabbers—Frame grabbers for PCI, PCI Express, PXI, and PXI Express allow connectivity to numerous camera buses, including GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, and Camera Link.
 • Smart Cameras—Smart Cameras are industrial, high-quality image sensors combined with powerful processors to create rugged, all-in-one solutions for machine vision applications.
 • Cameras and Accessories—NI offers a wide variety of components to help complete your machine vision system. We partner with industry-leading vision suppliers like Basler, Advanced Illumination, and Edmund Optics to offer the latest camera, lighting, and lens technology all in one place.

Company Details

Founded in
1976
No. of employees
7400
Locations

Headquarters in Austin, Texas, USA

Offices in nearly 50 countries

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