After a successful multi-year collaboration and product distribution partnership, National Instruments will no longer distribute AIT's MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and ARINC 664 PXI instruments after August 17, 2018. Despite the conclusion of this product distribution partnership, AIT is committed to the long term supply, support, and maintenance of all of our products including our PXI and PXI Express avionics interface instruments. AIT will continue to offer test instrumentation both directly and through multiple valued distribution channels and partnerships. (For a list of our North American Sales Representatives Click Here. For a list of our international distribution partners Click Here). AIT will always provide full applications support and maintenance services for all of our PXI products, including any AIT products purchased from National Instruments. We are also currently in the process of establishing new product partnerships and distribution channels for our PXI and PXI Express products, expect more details and a big announcement soon!
AIT has supplied industry leading test, simulation, and flight avionics interfaces for almost two decades and we understand the critical importance of long term product availability and obsolescence mitigation. We design all of our products for long term (multiple decades) availability and supportability. Contrary to the message indicated in a recent NI E-letter, AIT has no plans to discontinue any of our existing PXI and PXI Express instruments. Our existing MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and ARINC 664 instruments are currently only 5 years into planned 20+ year product life cycles.