SOURCE: LXI Consortium

July 09, 2007 15:43 ET

LXI Consortium's Beijing Meeting Draws Record Attendance

Consortium's First Asian General Meeting Shows Strong Interest Among Both Instrument Manufacturers and System Integrators

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - The LXI Consortium announced a record attendance for its General Meeting in Beijing, China, June 19-21, 2007. More than 150 product developers and system integrators (nearly twice the previous high for similar LXI events held on other continents) heard presentations in two technical tracks: "How To Develop LXI Products" and "How to Implement LXI Technology." Presentation podcasts were captured and are available for viewing on the LXI site at http://www.lxistandard.org/about/events/. Member companies from around the world also demonstrated the capabilities of their products at a mini trade show.

Commenting on the attendance, Bob Stasonis, LXI Marketing Committee Chair, said, "The large turnout from product developers confirms that there is a great deal of interest in LXI by test and measurement equipment manufacturers." Mr. Jianping Cui, Deputy Publisher of the Journal of Electronic Measurement and Instrument and a member of the China LXI Committee, supported this view. He noted that many engineers are paying close attention to developments in LXI technology. He stated that LXI is widely used in ATE systems today and acceptance is developing very quickly. He also indicated that hundreds of university laboratories and thousands of researchers are working on and with LXI-related products. He cited a number of opportunities for LXI in China, and concluded that LXI has a vital presence and a bright future in the country.

In a podcast from the meeting, Bob Rennard, LXI Consortium president, states that the Consortium chose to hold a General Meeting in Beijing because China is an important center of test and measurement technology in Asia. He goes on to describe the benefits of LXI and the Consortium's role in advancing the new standard.

Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly adopted by 50 companies, representing a who's who of the test-and-measurement industry. They recognize LXI as the natural successor to GPIB, and that it is time for instruments to go beyond GPIB to make it easier for test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems.

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 standard is managed by the LXI Consortium, 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 www.lxistandard.org.

Contact Information

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    Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium
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    LXI Consortium
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