Alta is the MIL-STD-1553 vendor for JFTI’s MCA products

COTS Journal features that Alta Data Technologies (Alta) has been selected as the MIL-STD-1553 vendor for J.F. Taylor’s (JFTI) next-generation, open systems Mission Computer Alternative (MCA) products. 

“Dramatically Reduce Deployment Time and Cost While Providing Open Architecture Future Upgrade Paths” is the article featured in the prestigious COTS Journal and written by Rick Schuh, CEO at Alta. To read the entire article download the pdf file and reach pages 18 and 19. COTS-2212-December – JFTI & Alta

Following we report a summary.

 Open Standards platform with Alta 1553 & ARINC COTS Products

Alta Data Technologies, LLC (Alta) has been selected as the MIL-STD-1553 vendor for J.F. Taylor’s (JFTI) next-generation, open-systems Mission Computer Alternative (MCA) products. These VPX-based systems offer the latest processing capabilities for mission solutions that desire clear upgrade paths that are not tied to a single vendor. The products are scalable and they meet the highest environmental and security requirements. Importantly, they provide full Government Rights to interface modules.

“The MCA products are based on open hardware and software standards (VITA Hardware Open System Technology – HOST, and Future Airborne Capability Environment – FACE, software) and are built with modular COTS components to the latest technologies. This approach maximizes affordable future growth for tech refreshes. A crucial advantage is the use of non-proprietary interfaces with full Govern- ment ownership rights – the Government can control and compete with future contractors to manage upgrades while taking advantage of the latest technologies.” (Matt Campbell, Vice President and Program Manager of MCA Products for JFTI).
The added value of Alta Data

A critical component of these systems is the avionics interfaces provided by Alta. Alta Data Technologies was founded in 2007 to provide the industry with the most advanced and modular MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC COTS products, and their open approach with portable-layered software and independent channel cores provides maximum flexibility for avionics system designs. This approach worked well as Alta is now one of the largest 1553 and ARINC COTS suppliers with over $175M in total sales and 60,000+ items shipped in their short history, and their products are deployed on 1000s of various mission systems.

Source: COTS Journal – The Journal of Military ELectronics & Computing – December 2022, Volume 24 – Number 12



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