Emerson Network Power and Mercury Computer Systems Team to Promote Interoperability Standards in Military and Aerospace Applications
Collaboration Between Companies Intended to Drive OpenVPX Standard Across Product Lines
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuityâ„¢, and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced today that they will collaborate to promote interoperability on open standards-based subsystems for military and aerospace applications. This alliance seeks to provide interoperability between the companiesâ€™ rich range of embedded computing solutions, in order to enable defense customers to migrate their performance away from proprietary closed architectures to flexible open solutions, reducing risk and lowering development and deployment costs as a result.
“Mercury and Emerson Network Power are both strong supporters of the movement to open computing architectures for defense prime contractors and commercial customers”
â€œMercury and Emerson Network Power are both strong supporters of the movement to open computing architectures for defense prime contractors and commercial customers,â€ said Didier Thibaud, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mercury Computer Systems Advanced Computing Solutions business unit. â€œEmerson Network Powerâ€™s technology prowess, with its roots in VMEbus leadership via its acquisition of Motorolaâ€™s Embedded Communications Computing group, combined with Mercuryâ€™s leadership in driving the OpenVPXâ„¢ standard, provides a strong basis for driving the next level of OpenVPX interoperability,â€ Mr. Thibaud added.
â€œThis collaboration reflects the move to open architecture-based computing infrastructures to support the convergence of applications in the defense industry,â€ said Stephen Dow, President of the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. â€œWorking with industry leaders such as Mercury to create integrated, standards-based computing platforms enables Emerson Network Power to help our customers optimize embedded computing technologies so they can focus on adding unique application value for their customers.â€
This alliance combines the strengths of both companies â€“ Mercuryâ€™s leadership in high performance signal and image processing, open standards hardware and software and systems integration and services â€“ with Emerson Network Powerâ€™s leadership in standards-based embedded computing technology for the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. â€“ Where Challenges Drive InnovationÂ®
Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com, NASDAQ: MRCY) is a best of breed provider of open, application-ready, multi-INT subsystems for the ISR market. With 25+ yearsâ€™ experience in embedded computing, superior domain expertise in radar, EW, EO/IR, C4I, and sonar applications, and more than 300 successful program deployments including Aegis, Global Hawk, and Predator, Mercuryâ€™s Services and Systems Integration team leads the industry in partnering with defense and commercial customers to design and integrate system-level solutions that minimize program risk, maximize application portability, and accelerate customersâ€™ time to market.
Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. For more information, visit www.mc.com, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuityâ„¢ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Powerâ€™s embedded computing products and services, including ATCAÂ®, COM ExpressÂ®, CompactPCIÂ®, embedded motherboards, MicroTCAÂ® and VMEbus for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com
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