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Embedded monitoring allows you to create more reliable and rugged monitoring solutions by embedding the data acquisition inside of the system being monitored. Along with this, however, come a host of unique requirements that make embedded monitoring solutions much more challenging to implement than typical data acquisition projects. In this webcast we will explore the requirements of building your own long-term embedded monitoring application and the technologies that can help you achieve success.

Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 2 PM EST (11 AM PST)
Duration: 1 hour
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With the constant advance of increasingly small and powerful computer processors, embedded monitoring systems are now more feasible and commonplace than ever. Embedded monitoring systems offer a host of benefits over more traditional monitoring techniques, such as route-based collection or centralized data acquisition systems. By allowing data acquisition to reach more hazardous, hard-to-reach locations at any time while reducing manpower and installation costs, it's no wonder such systems are seeing widespread adoption.

In this presentation we will examine embedded monitoring systems, by first determining a standard definition of "embedded monitoring", followed by an in-depth discussion about implementing your own system. We will also focus on both new and old technologies that help enable easier and more cost-effective implementation. Technologies, such as a field-programmable gate arrays, allow developers to inexpensively implement and deploy solutions, while traditional consumer technologies such as mobile devices are permitting access to data in more places than ever thought possible.

We will conclude with a discussion of tools, techniques, and reference architectures that will enable you to begin building your own embedded monitoring solution today, including some examples to help inspire you.

By the end of the presentation, attendees will have an understanding of all available technologies for creating an embedded monitoring system, from the beginning or integrating it with your existing infrastructures.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn what embedded monitoring is and why it is useful
  • Discover the unique requirements of a long-term embedded monitoring system
  • Understand the system components that should be included in an embedded monitoring system


Doug Farrell, Industrial Data Acquisition Product Manager, National Instruments