FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., 23 Feb. 2006. VMEbus provider GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of GE Industrial in Huntsville, Ala., has joined the board of directors of VITA, the trade association in Fountain Hills, Ariz., that promotes open-systems architectures in embedded systems applications.
Jim Berlin, vice president of hardware technology will serve as GE Fanuc's primary representative on the VITA board.
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has been promoting a new mezzanine standard working group referred to as VITA 56, which enables a modular building block design for industry-standard and proprietary host boards.
"Our continuing goal is to unite manufacturers and users through the acceptance and implementation of open technology standards," says VITA Executive Director Ray Alderman. "The strength of our organization lies in the dedication of our membership and their commitment to the VME standard and the industries it serves. To that end, we are very excited that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems will be joining the board of directors of VITA."
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers automation hardware and software. For more information contact the company online at www.gefanuc.com/embedded. Also contact VITA online at www.vita.com.