Alta Data Technologies Joins The Open Group FACE™ Consortium

Alta’s 1553 and ARINC Expertise to Guide Avionics FACE Implementations

The announcement by our partner Alta Data Technologies

Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announced today that it has joined The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Consortium. The FACE™ Consortium comprehends a Business Working Group, which develops industry-government business models and reforms to the acquisition process, and a Technical Working Group, which develops and administers a technical standard to define a common operating environment. In conclusion, they supports the portability and reuse of common components across avionic systems.

Here’s the statement of Harry Wild, VP of Sales for Alta: “Alta has joined the FACE Consortium to help guide the Working Group towards a more robust and compliant Avionics Software Interface for both 1553 and A429, which are two of the most popular avionics data buses on aircraft today. With over 100 years of combined, working knowledge of these Business Standards, Alta brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the FACE Working Group to help ensure the FACE Technical Standard is compatible with the Avionics Standards it is meant to interface with”.

The work of FACE™ Consortium

The foundation of FACE Consortium was in 2010. It stands as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. It is an aviation focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, academia, and users. The Consortium provides a forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents. “We are very pleased that Alta Data Technologies has joined The Open Group FACE Consortium as Small, Embedded 1553-Ethernet Converter Mezzanine our newest member,” said Judy Cerenzia, VP of Forum Operations at The Open Group. “We welcome their expertise and look forward to their contributions to help foster software interoperability across military computing platforms as we truly believe that software initiatives will move interoperability forward in modern military and defense applications.”

A&D Award to Alta for 1553 and ARINC Product Excellence

Small, Embedded 1553-Ethernet Converter Mezzanine

The function of FACE Technical Standard

The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. It enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems, through a common operating environment. Its latest edition firstly promotes application interoperability and portability with requirements for exchanging data among FACE components. Secondly, it put emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.

About Alta Data Technologies

Alta Data is a rapidly growing company that provides industry leading COTS 1553 and ARINC products with over $150M in sales. It offers products in high density channel configurations, IRIG Time Code Decoder, Triggers, Discretes and the AltaAPI, AltaView Analyzer and SAE AS4111 5.2 AltaRTVal software packages. Other products include: PMC, XMC, PCI Express, PCI, PC/104, cPCI, PXI, PXIe, Thunderbolt™, and USB. All backed with a 5-year warranty. Operating system platforms include MS Windows, Linux, VxWorks, Greenhills Software’ Integrity, National Instruments’ LabVIEW/Windows. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

We welcome their expertise
and look forward to their
contributions to help foster
software interoperability
across military computing

Judy Cerenzia

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