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National Instruments Measurement Studio 2009 Decreases Development Time for Test and Measurement Visual Studio Developers.

New Version of Software Introduces Technical Advancements for 64-Bit .NET Application Development and Windows 7 Operating Systems

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Instruments today announced Measurement Studio 2009, which decreases development time for engineers using Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship software development product for computer programmers. It centers on an integrated development environment which lets programmers create standalone applications, web sites, web applications, and web services that run on any platforms  2008, Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET A suite of programming languages and development tools from Microsoft that supports the .NET environment. Upon its introduction in 2001, it included Visual C# and .NET versions of Visual Basic and Visual C++. See .NET.  2003 to create test and measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 simplifies data acquisition, analysis and visualization by providing integrated I/O support, native libraries and user interface updates. The software introduces support for the latest advancements in PC technologies, including increased memory in 64-bit .NET application development and Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
 7 operating systems. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides increased I/O capabilities with integrated support for new NI data acquisition (DAQ See data acquisition. ) hardware on PC buses such as USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, PCI Express A high-speed peripheral interconnect from Intel introduced in 2002. Note that although sometimes abbreviated "PCX," PCI Express is not the same as "PCI-X" (see PCI-SIG and PCI-X for comparison). As a result of the confusion, "PCI-E" or "PCIe" is the accepted abbreviation.  and PXI (PCI EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real time control systems. Introduced in 1997, PXI uses the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement .

Measurement Studio supports the latest enhancements in PC technologies, such as Windows 7 operating systems, and improves performance of memory-intensive applications with support for 64-bit .NET development and deployment and integration with 64-bit drivers. Visual Studio developers who have adopted a 64-bit operating system, such as Windows 7, can start taking full advantage of increased processing power and memory capabilities with Measurement Studio 2009.

The software integrates I/O support for new DAQ hardware from NI, such as NI CompactDAQ, Wi-Fi DAQ and X Series DAQ devices. Measurement Studio seamlessly integrates with NI-DAQmx driver software to take advantage of the sophisticated capabilities of NI hardware including faster stream-to-disk rates of up to 1.2 gigabytes per second, multiple timing engines and advanced counter/timer functionality. The new I/O capabilities and provided measurement analysis class libraries also help engineers more efficiently obtain measurements from physical sensors.

Additionally, Measurement Studio 2009 simplifies the setup of streaming high-speed data to disk for .NET developers using Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS (Technical Document Management System) A software suite from IBM designed to support the engineering requirements for technical documents. Aimed at the airline and aerospace industries, TDMS integrates a number of off-the-shelf applications to interface with a ) . With the TDMS file format and NI-DAQmx driver, engineers can stream directly to disk up to 12 times faster than with previous versions of Measurement Studio. The TDMS integration removes the burden of designing and maintaining custom file formats to achieve sustained data streaming in high-speed measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides developers with faster file access and improved compatibility between TDMS applications.

Measurement Studio 2009 also includes incremental user interface improvements to graphically display data. With a new and easy way to set a configuration property to the waveform and complex graphs, Measurement Studio can automatically generate different colors for each plot, eliminating the need to explicitly assign colors to plots. The software also features updates to the Network Variable Class Library, which helps engineers perform cross-platform communication among several Windows applications. This library now provides engineers with the ability to immediately publish an update to network variables and configure descriptions and types for explicitly created network variables.

To learn more about the added benefits that Measurement Studio 2009 provides, please visit http://www.ni.com/mstudio.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (http://www.ni.com/) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 10 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations Investor relations

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 department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing nati@ni.com or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.
  Pricing and Contact Information
  NI Measurement Studio 2009               11500 N Mopac Expwy,
   Standard Edition                        Austin, Texas 78759-3504
  Priced* from $499; euro 499;             Tel: (800) 258-7022,
   74,000 yen                              Fax: (512) 683-9300
  NI Measurement Studio 2009               E-mail: info@ni.com
   Standard Edition with 1 year SSP
  Priced* from $599; euro 599;
   89,000 yen
  NI Measurement Studio 2009
   Professional Edition with 1 year SSP
  Priced* from $1,249; euro 1,249;
   184,000 yen
  NI Measurement Studio 2009
   Enterprise Edition
  Priced* from $2,599; euro 2,599;
   383,000 yen

  Web: http://www.ni.com/mstudio

  *All prices are subject to change without notice.




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Editor Contact: Hilary Marchbanks, (512) 683-5937

Reader Contact: Ernest Martinez, (800) 258-7022

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