SOURCE: LXI Consortium

January 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Trade News: LXI Consortium Announces the Eleventh PlugFest and General Meeting -- Newport Beach, California

NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - The LXI Consortium announces plans for a General Meeting and PlugFest to be held February 11th to the 13th, in Newport Beach, California at the Radisson Hotel. LXI member company VXI Technology will host the meetings. The public is invited to the General Meeting on the 13th during which the PlugFest results will be summarized, and technical applications sessions held featuring working demonstrations of LXI products.

During the public forum on the 13th attendees will:

--  Learn about current and upcoming LXI products
--  Network with test professionals in your industry and see the benefits
    of LXI at work
--  Learn how to obtain LXI certification for your products
--  Consult with industry experts and the more than 50 member LXI
    companies with your questions on how to build LXI test systems
--  View a tutorial and presentation by Systems Integrators

The 11th and 12th are set aside for member meetings and product certification. Member companies have the opportunity to test prototype LXI devices for compliance with the LXI Specification and for interoperability between prototype and certified devices. Tutorials and a presentation by a Systems Integrator are planned. The General Meeting, open to both members and non-members, will also include general consortium business. For more information and to register, visit

Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly adopted by 46 companies, representing a who's who of the test-and-measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural successor to GPIB, and that it was time for instruments to go beyond GPIB to make it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, over 430 products have been certified as being compliant with the LXI Specification and annual sales of LXI-equipped test and measurement equipment now exceed $200 million (US).

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

LXI is the LAN-based successor to GPIB. The LXI standard goes beyond GPIB to provide additional capabilities that reduce the time it takes to set up, configure and debug test systems. LXI also helps integrators leverage the time and effort already invested in system software and architecture. The LXI Consortium manages the standard, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's flexible packaging, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN address a broad range of commercial, industrial, aerospace and military applications.

Additional information about LXI-compliant products as well as licensing, specifications and consortium membership is available at

Contact Information


    Joel Goldstein
    Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium
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    Bob Helsel
    LXI Consortium
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