FACE consortium welcomes IEE

Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) has become a member of The Open Group FACE Consortium, a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types, the company said.

The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. IEE has been developing products in alignment with the FACE Technical Standard, including a 6″x8″ MFD LCD display that can be used as an avionics platform on almost any aircraft. With the addition of a fiber-based ARINC-818 interface, the IEE display will support faster, lighter weight video interfacing for increased performance and cost efficient integration.

IEE, is a provider of enhanced displays for military, industrial, and retail applications. From rapid prototyping of custom designs to full-scale production runs, IEE´s factory in Van Nuys, CA produces displays with advanced features like multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight, ruggedized enclosures. IEE´s direct control of critical process steps reduces costs, decreases production lead times, and improves life cycle management. IEE display products are found in virtually every environment and application worldwide.

The Open Group is an international vendor and technology neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.