PTP at GDevCon

Great to be part of the first GDevCon event right on our door step here in Cambridge. Very proud to be Gold sponsor!

Labview Architects

PTP are very proud to announce that both Chris Wallbank and Seamus Rafferty have passed their CLA exams with flying colours, both getting well over 90%. This now means that PTP has 3 CLAs within its team of engineers further strengthening the teams LabVIEW and National Instruments capabilities.

For more information on the CLA qualification see here


GdevCon is now less than 3 weeks away. PTP are proud to be Gold Spomsors of the new independent conference open to all LabVIEW™ graphical developers. If you haven’t got your ticket you need to hurry as they are going fast!

Find out more here, we look forward to seeing you all there.


Product Technology Partners’ CLUG is now in its 10th year of providing the opportunity for engineers in the Cambridge (UK) area to grow their LabVIEW expertise by interacting with others. CLUG meetings are an ideal way to meet engineers facing the same challenges as you and will give you the forum to share your experiences and ideas. We meet a number of times a year to listen to presentations on different aspects of LabVIEW as well as customer solutions and Q & A sessions.

July’s User Group will be focusing on NXG, the next generation of LabVIEW and includes presentations from National Instruments on the NXG roadmap and David Barr and Seamus Rafferty from PTP. The events have now out grown our offices so we will be hosting this event at Bourn Golf and Leisuire just down the road, sign up here.

The draft agenda is as follows:

  • 8:30     – Arrival time
  • 9:15     – Introduction
  • 9:30     – Presentation 1 – NXG presentation from NI
  • 10:15   – Coffee break
  • 10:30   – Presentation 2  – Dave: First impressions of NXG through the CLD exam)
  • 11:15   – Presentation 3 – Seamus: In depth talk about the integrated code conversion to migrate to NXG)
  • 12:00   – Lunch
  • 13:00   – Hands-on session with NXG Demos and Q&A
  • 14:30   – Tea/Coffee available
  • 16:00   – End of day

If you have any LabVIEW (traditional or NXG) issues or problems, please do bring them along as there will be a number of LabVIEW experts on hand to help. And if you feel the problems you have are particularly challenging do make contact with us before the event so we can offer more specific help.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Product Technology Partners (PTP) is offering leading engineering companies the opportunity to book one of its troubleshooting seminars on LabVIEW solutions and Beckhoff systems.

For the next three months, the certified LabVIEW integrator and developer is visiting engineering teams around the UK to run customised question and answer sessions and solve key issues with your projects.
These sessions are completely free and will take place at your own premises.

Helena Persion, Head of Business Development at PTP, says: “With 20 years in the engineering business, we recognise that some of the most complex issues can be resolved simply by effective, open communication and additional evaluation by experienced industry peers. These sessions are designed to deliver practical solutions on the day.”

To book a free 1-hour session, please email, quoting “Free Solution Session”.

LabVIEW NXG takes LabVIEW development to a whole new dimension offering a completely new development experience to engineers and scientists.

It’s a comprehensive update, which includes useful new tools integrated into the LabVIEW environment and takes the concept of data visualisation even further.

With LabVIEW NXG, National Instruments has embraced the growing trend for the use of web-based technologies for test, measurement and control applications.  LabVIEW NXG allows engineers to design much more powerful solutions, particularly for remote systems, by utilising built-in web technology. The update also improves their ability to capture and analyse data remotely.

LabVIEW NXG opens up a new realm of possibilities for projects as companies’ systems evolve and legacy hardware and software support depreciates. It will soon become the only version of LabVIEW available and the transition for many companies will be a challenge.

Cambridge-based PTP has significant experience in LabVIEW and has a track record of helping companies evolve their test, measurement and control systems.

PTP NI Days stand original website


The NI Days annual conference is always a highlight in the calendar and the 2017 didn’t disappoint.

Product Technology Partners was proud to host a stand at the big industry event, which is a must for the brightest minds in engineering and science.

This year’s NI Days had a new format – and a new venue at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher – and we found the discussions and networking around our stand was a lot more focused and engaging.

The event is renowned for its informative presentations and they were of a traditionally high standard.

As part of our stand, we held a ‘Meet the LABView Architect’ where attendees could discuss their problems – and look for solutions – with David Barr, our Senior Systems Engineer.

A particularly big theme of discussion was test and measurement.

As with the whole event, this aspect of our day was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who came and spoke with us.

We would also like to congratulate the team behind NI Days for a well organised showpiece.

Kevin Snelling,
Director, Product Technology Partners

David BarrExperienced LabVIEW Architect David Barr, a Senior Systems Engineer at Product Technology Partners, is offering a chance to discuss projects and solutions in the arena of control, test and measurement.

David will be on PTP’s stand for the NI Days national conference at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, on Tuesday 28th November.

Here, David talks to us about his LabVIEW and NI Days experiences and why he is offering up his expertise at the renowned annual event.

Have you been to NI Days before and what do you think of the event?

I have been several times, both representing PTP and also before I joined the company. It is a great event for networking with some really interesting keynote speakers and topics – with attendees able to choose what themes are most relevant to them. I would advise anyone interested in National Instruments and LabVIEW to attend.

How can you help people attending NI Days with their LabVIEW projects?

PTP always tries to do something a bit different with their NI Days stand. This year, we thought it would be great to host a ‘Meet the LabVIEW Architect’ event, where attendees can talk to me about their various projects. If they are having a problem, we can run through possible solutions. It will be a great opportunity to share insights and ideas.

What happens if you can’t solve their problem during the event?

I will be happy to try and answer any questions on the day as well as provide a few pointers. But if the solution requires a little more depth, I will offer more detailed advice at a later date.

How does NI Days help you in your LabVIEW work?

I manage the Cambridge LabVIEW User Group, which provides a great opportunity for engineers across the Eastern Region to grow their LabVIEW expertise and interact with other like-minded people. I am always looking for new guest speakers at the User Group and NI Days is a great place to network.

How did you become a LabVIEW Architect?

I have been using LabVIEW for the last 10 years, progressing through the ranks of Associated Developer, Certified Developer and now Architect. My background was initially in test and measurement but I also have a lot of experience with embedded control. There are around 100-120 Architects in the country.


  • NI Days gives scientists and engineers the opportunity to learn about the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software defined systems in test, measurement and control, in a full day of interactive, technical and networking sessions from industry leaders and NI experts. To find out more, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using the #NIDays hashtag.

Would you like the opportunity to talk to a LabVIEW Architect about your latest project on control, test and measurement?

Product Technology Partners is delighted to be taking its place at this year’s NI Days national conference at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, on Tuesday 28th November.

We will be hosting a stand at the prestigious event where David Barr, one of only a select number of LabVIEW Architects in the country, will be ready and waiting to talk to you.

With 10 years experience in LabVIEW, David, a Senior Systems Engineer at PTP, can discuss your current projects – and problems – and give you expert advice around a solution.

And if it can’t be solved there and then, David will be happy to arrange a further meeting to look at the problems in more depth.

Kevin Snelling, director at PTP, said: “The NI Days conference is always a great event to attend and be a part of.

“We are looking forward to seeing the exciting changes at this year event and, with that in mind, we wanted to try something different with our stand.

“David is an integral part of the PTP team and we are delighted to offer his expertise and passion in all things LabVIEW to people attending NI Days.”

David heads the Cambridge LabVIEW User Group (CLUG), now in its ninth year of providing the opportunity for engineers across the Eastern Region to grow their LabVIEW expertise by interacting with others.