The VXIplug&play Systems Alliance was an organization whose members shared a common commitment to end-user success with open, multivendor VXI systems. The alliance accomplished major improvements in ease of use by endorsing and implementing common standards and practices in both hardware and software, beyond the scope of the VXIbus specifications. The alliance used both formal and de facto standards to define complete system frameworks. These standard frameworks gave end-users "plug & play" interoperability at both the hardware and system software level.

Integration into the IVI Foundation

The VXIplug&play Systems Alliance voted to become part of the IVI Foundation in late 2002 and the IVI Foundation Board of Directors voted to accept the merger in the spring of 2003. The VISA technical committee of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance has been meeting in conjunction with the IVI Foundations meetings since 2002, and it is now formally integrated into IVI IVI has assumed control of the VXIplug&play specifications and all ongoing work will be accomplished as part of the IVI Foundation.

The current, IVI-maintained VISA specification is available at Specifications.


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