NIWOT, CO--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - The LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation that manages the LXI Standard (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation), delivers an on-demand webcast on LXI Conformance Testing. The 40-minute presentation offers an in-depth view of recent updates to the LXI Conformance test suite software, an automated test that covers the mandatory rules specified in the LXI Standard for Class C, B and A devices.

This test program is used for conformance testing during regular PlugFest events and by independent test houses. The software is useful for checking how a device will do in the LXI compliance process. It also can be treated as a pre-test before submitting the product for compliance testing, saving time and money.

The presentation is delivered by Lynn Wheelwright of Wheelwright Enterprises, who has been doing LXI compliance testing since 2005. In addition to the streaming video version, the presentation is available as a PowerPoint file.

Lynn Wheelwright received a B.E.S. and an M.S.E.E. from Brigham Young University and then joined Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, where he worked for 35 years. He has five patents related to instrumentation and measurement techniques. Wheelwright Enterprises is based in Santa Rosa, California.

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

Introduced in 2005, the LXI Standard has been rapidly implemented by numerous hardware and software companies, as well as systems integrators. These organizations, which represent a who's who of the test-and-measurement industry, recognize not only that LXI is the natural evolution of the test-and-measurement-instrument interface but also that it allows test system designers and integrators to create faster, more efficient systems. To date, more than 1200 products in 140 different product families have been certified as being compliant with the LXI Standard and annual sales of LXI-equipped test and measurement equipment now exceed $220 million (U.S.).

The LXI Standard creates new capabilities that optimize test throughput, overall system performance, and cost efficiency in a way that allows engineers to build powerful, Web-enabled test systems in less time. The LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies and universities, manages the Standard. Participation by industry professionals, systems integrators and government representatives is also highly encouraged. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's flexible packaging, high-speed I/O and standardized use of LAN connectivity address a broad range of commercial, industrial, aerospace and military applications.

Additional information about LXI-compliant products as well as licensing, specifications, and consortium membership is available at

Contact Information: EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Joel Goldstein Goldstein Group Communications, for LXI Consortium 1-440-914-4700 or Bob Helsel LXI Consortium 1-303-652-2571