Advantech Joins LXI (LAN-based Extensions for Instrumentation Consortium)
(Cincinnati, Ohio 12/21/2005) - The Industrial Automation Group (IAG) of Advantech has joined the recently formed standards organization LXI. LXI is a next-generation, LAN-based modular platform standard for automated test systems. As the leading supplier of Industrial Computing Platforms, Advantech IAG expands upon the base of test and measurement companies supporting the development of the LXI standard. LXI combines built-in measurement science and PC-standard I/O connectivity from rack-and-stack instruments with the modularity and size reduction of cardcage-based systems. With LXI, engineers are able to leverage the software and measurement accuracy they currently have from their GPIB instruments to the test system. The LXI standard provides a basis for long lifecycle instrumentation implements that are not limited by bandwidth, software, or computer-dependent architectures.We are pleased to join the LXI Consortium, said Mike Abel, Test and Measurement Market Specialist, Advantech. As the world leader of Industrial grade computing platforms, we are excited to see standards revolving around the PC architecture. We hope to bring our expertise, gained through many years of involvement with PC based Industrial Automation systems, to the Test and Measurement market.LXI The LXI Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation initially established by Agilent Technologies and VXI Technology, Inc. Its primary purpose is to promote the development and adoption of the LXI standard, an open, accessible standard identifying specifications and solutions relating to the functional test, measurement and data acquisition industry. www.lxistandard.orgAdvantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH.
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