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RTI Hosts June 2013 FACE Consortium Meeting

More Than 125 FACE Members Come Together to Discuss Open Standards, Interoperability and Data Modeling for Avionics Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—May 30, 2013—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time infrastructure software company, today announced it will host the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium F2F meeting at their Sunnyvale, Calif. headquarters next week, June 4 – 6, 2013. The FACE Consortium is a collaborative group of avionics industry and U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force members who are working to develop standards for a common operating environment to support portable capability applications across Department of Defense (DoD) avionics systems.

During the F2F gathering of the FACE technical and business working groups, members will focus on reviewing, drafting, updating and validating standards for a common modular, open architecture operating environment, which will allow capabilities to be extended across aircraft and unmanned avionics computer systems. The goal is to reduce the time and cost required to develop and integrate new capabilities into the platform Operational Flight Programs (OFPs).

The event will include a keynote from RTI CEO Stan Schneider and a special presentation on FACE Consortium and UAS Control Segment (UCS) Working Group alignment activities from Dr. William Antypas, Chief Consulting Engineer at RTI.

"RTI is excited to host the FACE Consortium meeting and to be part of this industry and government team at the forefront of interoperability and open standards," said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. "Along with the entire FACE membership team, RTI is committed to an open architecture that expands the selection of military avionics applications and reduces the cost of procurement, system integration, upgrades and technology refresh, while significantly reducing the total lifecycle cost."

The FACE Consortium formed in June 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. It 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 necessary for:

  • Standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems
  • Lower implementation costs of FACE systems
  • Standards that support a robust architecture and enable quality software development
  • The use of standard interfaces that will lead to reuse of capabilities
  • Portability of applications across multiple FACE systems and vendors
  • Procurement of FACE conformant products
  • More capabilities reaching the warfighter faster
  • Innovation and competition within the avionics industry

For more information or to become a member of the FACE Consortium, please visit http://www.opengroup.org/face.

About RTI

RTI is the real-time infrastructure software company.

RTI provides the messaging backbone for the world's most demanding real-time systems. RTI Connext™ enables applications – running on the smallest devices and the largest enterprise servers – to seamlessly share information and work together as one.

Committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture, RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

Our customers are in aerospace and defense, process automation, financial services, energy, automotive, health sciences and transportation. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About The Open Group

The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

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Year: 2013

Posted on May 30, 2013

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About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. 

The RTI Connext® databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one, integrated system. RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. 

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