SOURCE: LXI Consortium

August 22, 2007 14:39 ET

Podcasts Recap LXI China Meeting

Interviews With System Integrators and End-Users Discuss the Future of LXI in China

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - The LXI Consortium announced that it has posted a series of podcasts on its website,, that provide insights into the present and future status of LXI in China. The podcasts were recorded at the LXI General Meeting in Beijing, China, held last month.

The podcasts are available in both English and Chinese and a link to the podcasts can be found on the Consortium's home page. Topics include:

-- Bob Rennard, president of the LXI Consortium, gives an overview of the Beijing meeting and encourages organizations to join the consortium.

-- Zhang Rong Chun from system integrator Acery answers the question: "Would you require 100 percent availability of LXI instruments to start LXI system adoption?"

-- Jiu Guang Yi from The Aircraft Institute discusses the key end-uses of LXI in China.

-- Professor Fu from the Harbin Institute of Technology describes how LXI technology will grow in engineering classes in China.

-- Jianping Cui, Deputy Publisher of the Journal of Electronic Measurement and Instrument and a member of the China LXI Committee, discusses where he thinks LXI will be positioned in China in the future.

Additional observations from the LXI Marketing Team are included:

-- Alex McCarthy, National Instruments

-- Paul Franklin, Manager, Keithley Instruments

-- Bob Stasonis, Pickering Interfaces

-- Jochen Wolle, Rohde & Schwarz

-- Peter Allen, Xantrex

-- Patti Key, Agilent Technologies

-- Tim Ludy, Data Translation

More than 150 product developers and system integrators gathered last month at the first LXI Consortium event held in Asia. This was nearly twice the high of previous meetings, which were held in other countries. Attendees heard presentations in two technical tracks: "How to Develop LXI Products" and "How to Implement LXI Technology."

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 was 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

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    Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium
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    LXI Consortium
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