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ETX® Industrial Group
Embedded Technology eXtended has proven itself as the future standard for custom designs. World wide members of the group have joined together to share and disseminate information about ETX® and to provide an independent exchange place. Kontron is a founding member of the ETX-IG.
Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V.
The purpose of the Association is in various workgroups on embedded computer technologies, prepares and compiles technical specifications or other work results such as implementation guidelines, software interfaces or system requirements, which serve the purpose of energy efficiency, environmental protection and effective technology, science and the public, publishes such information and promotes its application for the benefit of the general public.
Communications Platforms Trade Association
The Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA) is an association of communications platform and building block providers dedicated to accelerating the adoption of SIG-governed, open specification-based communications platforms through interoperability certification.
The EtherCAT Technology Group will ensure the simple and cost efficient integration of EtherCAT interfaces to automation devices and their interoperability.
PC/104 Embedded Consortium
PC/104 Embedded Consortium (of which Kontron is an Executive member)
PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufactures Group) (of which Kontron is a founding member.)
VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association)
CiA (CAN in Automation)
PNO (Profibus User Organization)
VDMA (Association of the machinery and plant manufacturing industry in Germany)
SCOPE is an industry alliance committed to accelerating the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications. Its mission is to help, enable and promote the availability of open carrier grade base platforms based on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware / software and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) building blocks, and to promote interoperability to better serve Service Providers and consumers.
CoDeSys Automation Alliance
End users in the field of mechanical or plant engineering are no longer willing to accept individual solutions. That is why standards such as OPC for SCADA systems or the manufacturer independant IEC 61131-3 standard for programming industrial controllers have established themselves on the market.
Nowadays, there is a further demand among end users for the networking of heterogenous components, their interoperability and above all, the programming of these systems with only one single software tool. The partner concept CoDeSys Automation Alliance not only fulfills these requiremtents, but is also a logical extension of the process of standardization mentioned above.