We are delighted to be organinsing the first Cambridge LabVIEW User Group meeting of 2017 in conjunction with National Instruments and kindly hosted by Cambridge Consultants at their premises on the Science Park. The morning will focus on best practices in software development and the full agenda is as follows:

8.30am – Registration and Refreshments

9.00am – Introduction from NI, CCL and PTP.

9.30am – Software Engineering with LabVIEW Workshop – NI, Peter Horn CLA (Staff Applications Engineering Specialist)

10.15am – Break for Refreshments and Networking

10.30am – Building Scalable and Maintainable LabVIEW Applications – PTP, David Barr CLA (Systems Engineer)

11.00am – CLUG Member Presentations and Open Discussion on Software Engineering Experiences

11.30am – Future NI Software Technology Preview – NI, Jamie Jones CLD (Field Engineer)

12.00-12.30pm – Lunch and Networking


We look forward to seeing you there. To register please email us



PTP is under new ownership

Cambridge based engineering consultancy Product Technology Partners (PTP) is now under new ownership. The company’s Engineering Manager, Ian Hurst, acquired a shareholding in the business on December 1st 2016. PTP specialises in custom Test & Measurement, Control Systems and bespoke software solutions for clients across a wide range of industries.

In his new role as Director of PTP Ian said: “Since joining PTP, I have come to realise how strong the company’s ability to provide solutions really is and how much potential for the future the business has. It is clear that the company is very well positioned to grow and that its skills are very much in demand. It is quite rare to see an organisation with such a wide range of capabilities and experience. I really look forward to helping provide the direction and focus to take PTP to the next level.”

PTP’s other Director, Kevin Snelling, said of the purchase: It is great to start the New Year on a high with Ian taking a directorship and co-ownership of the company. Ian’s wealth of commercial and technical skills have already helped PTP move in new directions and both Ian and I are looking forward to fulfilling our expansion plans and addressing the challenges that 2017 will bring.

Ian has over 30 years of software, electronics and systems development and 25 years of experience engineering and project management. Ian’s previous role includes Head of Operations for Pi Technology (a 140 person automotive consultancy) and Assistant Director of Controls Systems at Ceres Power (an innovative fuel cell technology company), as well as various project management and engineering management roles in leading companies in the Cambridge area.

PTP would like to wish all its customers, partner companies and suppliers a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We will be closing the office on Friday 23rd December and returning to work on Tuesday January 3rd 2017.

We are proud to be supporting Cancer Research with a donation specifically for brain tumour research in lieu of sending out Christmas cards this year. Visit Cancer Research website to find out about their life changing work

PTP and NI are delighted to be able to announce the date of the next Cambridge LabVIEW User Group meeting (CLUG). This will be held on January 25th 2017 by kind invitation of Cambridge Consultants at their premises on the Science Park in Cambridge.

The event will start at 9am and finish with lunch. Full details will be available shortly but please save the date!

PTP was delighted to be able to help National Instruments deliver a Compact DAQ hands on course to Schlumberger Cambridge Research in Cambridge on June 28th 2016.

The morning-long course was attended by approximately 20 people and the content was very well received.

PTP is a National Instruments Silver Alliance Partner with in excess of 10 years of integration experience with NI hardware and software. We undertake projects of all sizes across a wide range of industries.

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