NI, PTC Partner for IoT Education

AUSTIN, TX, June 15, 2017 – NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a new internet of things (IoT) teaching approach with a suite of advanced tools. Professors and students can take advantage of these teaching tools, which consist of the myRIO Student Embedded Device, LabVIEW toolkits, PTC’s ThingWorx software and projects created by Tufts University, to build real-world IoT applications in the classroom.

The integration of myRIO and the PTC ThingWorx online tools fosters innovative learning experiences that rapidly connect real-world measurements to cloud-hosted analysis and visualization through LabVIEW system design software. An online community built specifically for educators to collaborate on cutting-edge lab experiences hosts these learning resources.

“The goal of this teaching solution is to use technology and methodologies that engage students and augment traditional courses like electronics and mechatronics,” said Andy Bell, director of academic programs at NI. “The result is the acceleration of engineering research and student discovery through IoT. Our partnership with thought-leading companies and universities such as PTC and Tufts drives a new approach in this space.”

“This is a significant partnership, not just for PTC and NI, but for educators globally who are trying to keep pace with the massive impact the IoT is having on education,“ said Jordon Cox, senior vice president of the PTC Academic Program. “The combination of advanced hardware, the world’s foremost IoT platform, and collaboration with one of the world’s most notable engineering departments is removing the barriers to teaching IoT.”

Educators who are ready to bring the IoT into their existing curriculum can apply for a summer beta program. The program gives educators early access to an all new LabVIEW toolkit, student focused projects and industry support that deliver a new approach to education using cloud technology and an opportunity to provide feedback on the solution itself.

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About PTC

PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based PLM. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation.

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About National Instruments

Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries – from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics – use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

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