About Us

For the past 28+ years OpenSystems Media (formerly OpenSystems Publishing) has focused solely on the embedded computing market. OpenSystems Media offers balance: taking not only a broad, encompassing look at trends and technologies, but also focusing on certain solutions in-depth.

Our mission is to promote the development and use of open standards and new technologies in the embedded computing industry. We constantly scan the industry for emerging standards, emerging technologies and uniquely innovative products, and we work with industry leaders to develop and publish articles that educate our readers about innovative new products, technologies, and standards of benefit to them.

Founding Partners

John A. Black Jr.
Michael Hopper
Wayne Kristoff

 

Affiliated Organizations, Consortia, and Working Groups

PC/104 Consortium

A Consortium of members worldwide who have joined together to establish and maintain standards and disseminate information about PC/104 and other small form factors to manufacturers and users, as well as to provide a liaison function between the PC/104 community and other standard organizations.

The PC/104 Consortium, its specifications, activities, and technologies (such as PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCIe/104, and PCI/104-Express) are covered extensively by PC/104 and Small Form Factors magazine, available in print and online at www.pc104online.com.

PICMG

PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries.

PICMG, its specifications, activities, and technologies (such as AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI, COM Express, and HPM) are covered extensively by xTCA & CompactPCI Systems magazine, available in print and online at www.advancedtca-systems.com.

Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG)

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) is an independent non-profit industry group of active members who develop, promote, and support small form factor circuit board, I/O, and storage specifications for long life cycles.

The SFF-SIG, its specifications, activities, and technologies (such as SUMIT, Pico-ITXe, CoreExpress, MiniBlade, and XR-DIMM) are covered extensively by PC/104 and Small Form Factors magazine, available in print and online at www.pc104online.com.

VITA Standards Organization

VITA is an incorporated, non-profit organization of vendors and users having a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. The VITA Standards Organization (VSO), the standards development arm of VITA, is accredited as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developer and a submitter of Industry Trade Agreements to the IEC. VITA provides members with the ability to develop and to promote open technology standards.

The VITA Standards Organization, its specifications, activities, and technologies (such as VMEbus, OpenVPX, PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC), VXS, and FMC) are covered extensively by VITA Technologies magazine, available in print and online at www.vita-technologies.com.