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    With AptiBox, ExpertControl offers an extremely flexible and cost effective hardware for Bus bridging, rapid control prototyping and controller by-passing. AptiBox comes as a turn-key system or as a flexble prototyping system for various applications.
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Press Release

ICP for LabVIEW Compatible with LabVIEW 8.5

- 10/15/2007

ExpertControl ICP for LabVIEW Now Compatible with National Instruments LabVIEW 8.5.
ICP for LabVIEW Users Can Now Take Advantage of the Next Generation of the Graphical System Design Platform

Munich, Germany – Oct. 15, 2007

– ExpertControl today announced that ICP for LabVIEW, an engineering environment that allows engineers to automatically design controllers and determine the parameters based on measured system or component dynamics, is now compatible with LabVIEW 8.5. ICP works within the LabVIEW development environment and the resulting controllers can directly be used for control applications on NI hardware including NI FieldPoint, NI CompactRIO or NI PXI systems. The compatible program is listed on the LabVIEW Tools Network (www.ni.com/labviewtools) and helps customers to reap the benefits from the powerful hardware and software combination quickly. Traditional control design approaches are known to be complicated and time-consuming. These challenges prevent today’s engineers from applying existing methods on a broad basis in their industrial work. With ICP for LabVIEW, users can design their controllers and apply them in systems quickly and automatically based simply on measured data. Expert knowledge is not required. ICP for LabVIEW reduces the time needed for designing and implementing optimal controllers from days or weeks to a matter of seconds or minutes, while still maintaining or improving the quality of the control loop dynamics. Even in situations where there is no controller, or in some cases only badly conditioned controllers available, ICP for LabVIEW can help acquire the required controller structure and parameters quickly and automatically.

ICP for LabVIEW provides an integrated and automated two-step procedure. It starts from measured data of the system dynamics and characterizes them in the first step by generating dynamic models, even for different operating points if needed. The second step includes taking the models from step 1 to determine the controller structures and calculate the controller parameters. This is then all nicely integrated into the LabVIEW environment and can be applied without requiring the users to know about the underlying theories.

“ICP for LabVIEW from ExpertControl is now compatible with latest version of LabVIEW and complements the NI tool chain by helping automate the complex and time consuming tasks of measurement-based dynamic system characterization and control design,” said John Pasquarette, director of software marketing at National Instruments. “ICP for LabVIEW delivers enormous time savings in the development of feedback systems and the results can be applied directly to industrial applications which are working under real-time conditions.”

Real world systems always contain nonlinear elements. To handle this fact, ICP for LabVIEW may provide the controller structures and the parameters for different operating points. This makes it possible to operate the controlled system across the entire operating range. Bumpless switching between controller structures and parameters is key in this context. CST for LabVIEW is another ExpertControl product containing a flexible controller structure which uses the design results from ICP and ensures bumpless switching. CST is available for NI FieldPoint, NI CompactRIO and NI PXI hardware

ICP for LabVIEW and CST for LabVIEW are available now. To get datasheets for these products and for additional information, please visit www.expertcontrol.com. Application notes from different application areas are available as well. To receive these, please contact ExpertControl at info@expertcontrol.com and briefly explain the area you are working in so that we’re able to select the appropriate application notes.

About ExpertControl

ExpertControl (www.expertcontrol.com) is developing and marketing powerful engineering software tools for standalone use and for various development environments including LabVIEW, The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB® and Maple. In the control design context, EC is focusing on providing automated software solutions for different application and industry areas, especially where reliable and high quality results are needed in very limited amount of time. EC is based in Munich, Germany, and operates with distribution partners to support the products worldwide. As an Alliance Partner of National Instruments, EC products add to NI’s offering and contribute to complete customers’ development chain.

About National Instruments

National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,300 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past eight 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 department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing nati@ni.com or visiting www.ni.com/nati.

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