Omaha, NE — February 2014
AIT Joins Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium
Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT) announced today that it has joined the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, an Open Group managed association. The FACE™ Consortium is comprised of a Business Working Group, which develops industry-government business models and reforms to the acquisition process, and a Technical Working Group, which developed and administers a technical standard that defines a common operating environment and supports the portability and reuse of common components across aviation systems.
“AIT has developed databus interfaces (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and ARINC-664) that enable the computing environment to access these devices through software objects without hardware specific Application Programmer Interfaces. Our customers can already construct their databus applications that can be used interchangeably with different computing environments, and different sensors without tightly coupling to specific hardware,” said Melissa Amarawardana, AIT Marketing Manager. “The FACE Consortium offers us a great opportunity to be actively contribute in the development of open standards, scalable systems, and COTS hardware architecture with innovative industry leaders.”
The FACE Consortium was formed in 2010 as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. Today, it is an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, academia, and users. The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models.
The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. The standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. The latest edition of the standard further promotes application interoperability and portability with enhanced requirements for exchanging data among FACE components and emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.
Avionics Interface Technologies is a leading supplier of avionics bus interface circuits, modules and a wide array of simulation and analyzer products. Their technically superior products offer both custom and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) user software and a flexible hardware architecture based on the use of FPGAs with AIT developed IP Core technology. AIT is headquartered in Omaha, NE, with design and production based in Dayton, Ohio, near Wright Patterson AFB. AIT uses Technical Manufacture Representatives in North America and distributors worldwide to provide the best possible local support. AIT is a registered ISO9001:AS9100C company.