ICON Technologies Services

Sales of National Instruments Products

ICON Technologies is an authorised sales agent for National Instruments products in Western Australia. While our primary services are in custom systems development, we also sell standalone hardware and software products and provide associated training to help you get the most out of your investment. And because we have over 20 years of hands-on experience with the full range of National Instruments' portfolio, you can be sure we will always recommend the right tools for your project.

National Instruments' vision for integrated system design have made them a world leader in measurement, automation, and test systems.

Hardware

Choose from a variety of hardware to suit any environment or I/O type. The available hardware ranges from a small extension to your PC/laptop to standalone controllers that run 24/7 without human interaction.

Hardware Families

The 3 broad families that we work with are:

  • CompactDAQ: A basic, rugged, and modular data acquisition platform suitable for benchtop measurement and control.
  • CompactRIO: Similar form factor to CompactDAQ, but powered by a real-time operating system and an embedded FPGA for mission-critical systems.
  • PXI: For systems that need higher processing power, higher number of channels, and higher sample rates (up to the gigahertz range) than CompactDAQ and CompactRIO.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of hardware types we have experience with. Contact us to discuss the hardware that best meets your project's requirements.

Example Scenarios

  • PC-based data acquisition and control: Devices that extend your PC/laptop via USB, PCIe, etc.
  • Measurement and control system that is distributed across a large plant.
  • Systems that communicate with the outside world via industry standard communication buses and protocols, such as GPIB, RS-232, RS-485, Modbus, Profibus, CAN, and many more.
  • Systems that control servo and stepper motor.
  • Systems capable of machine vision.

Software

Complete your system with programmable or "ready-to-run" software tools. Here are the main ones that our customers use:

  • LabVIEW: A unique graphical systems engineering environment which provides seamless integration with NI hardware.
  • SignalExpress: Configurable data acquisition and analysis, with no programming required.
  • DIAdem: Data management, analysis, and reporting. No dataset too big.
  • Measurement Studio: An extension of Microsoft Visual Studio that provides .NET tools for creating test and measurement applications, using langauges such as C, C++, C#, and Visual Basic.
  • TestStand: An industry standard test management software.

To find out more about the available software tools, see the National Instruments software portfolio.

For sales of National Instruments products backed by local expertise, local support, and local warranty, contact ICON Technologies today.