SAN JOSE, Calif., 2 Nov. 2010. Mercury Computer Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., and Emerson Network Power in Tempe, Ariz., are joining hands to promote the OpenVPX standard as a means to interoperability among the Emerson and Mercury embedded computing product lines for aerospace and defense applications. The companies made the announcement this week at the MILCOM trade show in San Jose, Calif.
"Mercury and Emerson Network Power are both strong supporters of the movement to open computing architectures for defense prime contractors and commercial customers," says Didier Thibaud, senior vice president and general manager at the Mercury Advanced Computing Solutions business unit.
The alliance combines Mercury's expertise in high-performance signal processing and image processing, open standards hardware and software with Emerson's standards-based embedded computing technology for telecommunications, industrial automation, military and aerospace, and medical applications, company officials say.