NI Rack-Mount Controller and PXI Express Remote Controller Extend Company's Leadership in PXI Platform

 NI Rack-Mount Controller and PXI Express Remote Controller Extend Company's
                          Leadership in PXI Platform

News Highlights

- First NI rugged rack-mount controller and new PXI Express remote controller
deliver high data streaming performance, expanding PXI platform capabilities
to include PC control from off-the-shelf computing platforms

- New products offer an extremely high-performance computing combination that
separates system control from the peripheral modules inside the PXI chassis

PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq:
NATI) extends the PXI platform with the NI RMC-8355 rack-mount controller and
the NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller. The RMC-8355 1U rugged
rack-mount controller for PXI and PXI Express systems features up to two
high-performance quad-core Intel® Xeon® E5620 processors, making it ideal for
high-performance test and measurement applications, and mission critical test
and control. The NI PXIe-PCIe8381 PXI Express remote controller is a
high-performance MXI link featuring a x8 Gen 2 cabled PCI Express link to
connect a PXI Express chassis to desktop PCs with a fully transparent,
high-bandwidth link.

Product Features
NI RMC-8355

  oUp to two quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors for eight cores of
    computing performance, with 2.4 GHz base clock frequency and 2.66 GHz
    single-core turbo frequency
  oHigh availability features, such as hot-swappable fans and redundant
    hard-drives and power supplies, maximize system uptime

NI PXIe-PCIe8381

  oSustained throughput of 3.2 GB/s per direction and 5 m maximum cable
    length with rugged latching connectors
  oNI MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software ensures easy connection with a
    variety of PCs for direct control of PXI Express systems

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NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated
software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system
needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on
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customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

Pricing and Contact Information
NI RMC-8355 priced* from $8,999; €7,549;
¥1,092,000                                  11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, Texas
NI PXIe-PCIe8381 priced* from $1,999;
€1,799; ¥243,000                            Tel: (800) 258-7022, Fax: (512)
*All prices are subject to change without

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