Oklahoma City, OK 73131


About VITA

VITA's mission includes not only promoting VMEbus, but promoting the concept of open technology for critical embedded computing as embodied in the many standards developed or under development within the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).


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Oklahoma City, OK 73131

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Founded in 1982 as the VMEbus Manufacturers Group, becoming the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) in 1984, and shortened to VITA in 2005, VITA believes in and champions open system architectures. The functions performed by VITA are technical, promotional and user related, and are aimed at increasing the total market size, providing vendors additional market exposure and providing users with timely technical information around the world.

Today, VITA's mission includes not only promoting VMEbus, but promoting the concept of open technology for critical embedded computing as embodied in the many standards  developed or under development within the VITA Standards Organization (VSO). Virtually all players in all embedded computing markets from the smallest to the largest now use the word "open" in their company and product promotions. The VITA name is now synonymous with open systems. Accredited as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developer and a submitter of Industry Trade Agreements to the IEC, the VSO provides its members with the ability to develop and to promote open technology standards.

VITA's continuing goal is to unite manufacturers and users through the acceptance and implementation of open technology standards.

Computing system designers worldwide face significant design challenges: reliability of operation, difficult operating environments, long product life-cycles to manage, demanding performance, system interoperability, data and system security, and ever shortening time-to-market windows. VITA Technologies are a favorite choice in many embedded systems architectures to address these challenges.

Development of new standards improve the utilization of VITA Technologies in complex systems. The VITA Standards Organization is continually working to advance common technology, improve interoperability, and create new and exciting possibilities for the future.

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Jerry Gipper

Executive Director, VITA