Wineman Technology Receives Product of the Year Award at NIWeek 2012

National Instruments Names INERTIA Test Automation Software Test Product of the Year in LabVIEW Tools Network Awards

Aug 07, 2012, 15:00 ET from Wineman Technology, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NIWeek Wineman Technology today announced that its INERTIA Test Automation Software has won the LabVIEW Tools Network Test Product of the Year award sponsored by National Instruments (NI). INERTIA is designed to help engineers quickly and efficiently implement real-time control and test applications.

Wineman's INERTIA is part of the NI LabVIEW Tools Network, a software program to accelerate developer productivity by providing access to certified, third-party add-ons to help users expand the power of NI LabVIEW system design software. The 2012 Product of the Year awards recognize the innovative work from third-party developers in the LabVIEW ecosystem, including developers like Wineman Technology that work with NI VeriStand.

"INERTIA expands the LabVIEW ecosystem for test applications by adding on to NI VeriStand. By using NI VeriStand with INERTIA, control engineers can easily create and execute real-time control applications including dynamometer and servo-hydraulic test systems," said Jeff Meisel, LabVIEW Tools Network program manager.

The NI VeriStand test environment provides real-time model execution, deterministic stimulus generation, data logging, and hardware I/O connectivity in a configuration-based environment. Up until now, to implement multi-axis or multi-mode control systems typically required in test cell applications, engineers had to develop and maintain custom features for NI VeriStand. With INERTIA, control engineers can take advantage of ready-to-use functionality including control display templates, control groupings, and procedure commands designed specifically for physical control systems. Engineers use NI VeriStand and INERTIA to create real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems for simulation, control, and monitoring. With INERTIA, Ford Motor Company now can test a variety of fuel cells with a single test system.

"INERTIA ultimately helps engineers rapidly configure and deploy control systems by allowing them to get up and running quickly without in-depth programming knowledge," said Jim Wineman, President of Wineman Technology. "With INERTIA and the LabVIEW Tools Network, engineers maximize NI software to create systems that will produce the best end-products possible."

As a LabVIEW Tools Network contributor, Wineman Technology works closely with National Instruments sales, marketing, research and development, and technical support organizations to create the best products that ensure satisfaction of mutual customers.

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About Wineman Technology

Established in 1991, Wineman Technology, Inc. specializes in providing the right technical solution for solving a wide range of test applications, such as dynamometer systems, servo-hydraulics systems, real-time controllers and data acquisitionhardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems and custom testing machines. Unlike other companies where test plays a partial role, Wineman Technology's singular focus is the design and development of test equipment for advanced research and development, functional test labs, and manufacturing production. Wineman Technology's focus on test systems with a diverse range of capabilities enables them to deliver superior system reliability, serviceability, and support.

About National Instruments LabVIEW Tools Network
The LabVIEW Tools Network is a collection of NI toolkits and third-party add-ons to expand the power of LabVIEW graphical development software. All third-party add-ons on the LabVIEW Tools Network meet Compatible with LabVIEW guidelines. The LabVIEW Tools Network Awards is the premier ecosystem event held at NIWeek each year. It recognizes the innovative work from NI partners in the LabVIEW ecosystem, across all business areas and all geographic regions. Readers can learn more about the LabVIEW Tools Network at

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