New Infrastructure for deployed systems management
NI has introduced SystemLink, application software for distributed systems management which is said to help improve operational efficiency and decrease maintenance costs through a centralised interface for automating tasks such as software deployment, remote device configuration and system health performance monitoring.
The push towards connected and centrally coordinated systems has transformed theories and pilot projects into large-scale, distributed deployments with impactful business returns. Companies derive these returns from the actionable, data-driven insights that help them maximise uptime, increase efficiency and drive future product innovation. At the same time, there is a need to balance the adoption of new, connected technologies while preserving support for valuable legacy assets with long life cycles.
Systems that manage, maintain and extract insight from small-scale pilots or groups of systems are relatively straightforward to implement. However, the next challenge is scaling and managing large deployments, varying life cycle stages and distributed testers and nodes across entire plants, fabs and factories. This includes tasks like remote software and system configuration as well as data management and performance monitoring, and applies to industries such as aerospace and defense, transportation and manufacturing.
SystemLink enables engineers to connect, deploy, and manage distributed systems, both NI and third-party, through a centralised interface accessible from anywhere, making it possible to remotely configure and deploy software, monitor the health and performance of equipment, manage alarms, and visualise application parameters. Additionally, engineers can automate the communication of data to customer-defined dashboards and remote operator interfaces.
For more information visit ni.com/systemlink
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