United Electronic Industries announces solutions stack aligned with the Open Group FACE technical standard


United Electronic Industries (UEI) has released an integrated avionics solution stack aligned with the Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment standard.

The new capability enables rapid integration with other portable Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) software applications to the United Electronic Industries (UEI) platform through the Real-Time Innovations (RTI)  Transport Services Segment (TSS), providing a low-risk, cost-effective connectivity foundation for FACE systems integrators.

UEI supplies data acquisition, control, and test system hardware to the military and aerospace industries for use in a variety of environments. With flexible 1-12 slot chassis, and more than 80+ I/O and avionic boards commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), UEI ensures FACE applications executing with the RTI TSS can easily, seamlessly, and securely pass data between both simulated and deployed systems.

RTI’s FACE Transport Service Segment (TSS) was the first TSS solution to achieve FACE conformance certification. The RTI TSS accelerates and assures interoperability of FACE applications. It extends FACE application software portability and system interoperability benefits by integrating the RTI FACE TSS with the Object Management Group (OMG®) Data Distribution ServiceTM (DDS) Standard, now used by over 1,000 global defense systems.

UEI will share its experiences using RTI’s FACE TSS to read and control avionics within its COTS platform at the upcoming FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM).  “The ease of use and interoperability, coupled with RTI’s leading connectivity software, brought this project in early and under budget,” said Erik Goethert, senior director of technical marketing for UEI.

“We welcome UEI to the FACE Consortium,” said Chip Downing, senior market development director at RTI.  “This integrated solution accelerates the integration of FACE Units of Conformance (UoCs) using a MOSA standards-based environment.”

This solution will be demonstrated at the FACE TIM hosted by the US Army PEO Aviation at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama on September 14, 2021. Attendance is free and open to the public. Register for the FACE TIM here

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