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The avionics databus innovators

Ballard Technology is a leader in the development and manufacture of electronic hardware and software for aerospace, industrial, and commercial applications. Ballard began supplying avionics databus interfaces to the aerospace industry in 1986, and was one of the first to realize the potential in using standard computers as the host for specialized test equipment.

That spirit of innovation is clearly visible today in Ballard's advanced board, box, and software solutions for embedded, test, and simulation applications. By producing quality, easy-to-use products, delivering standard products from stock, and providing free, world-class customer support, Ballard Technology has won the loyalty of industry, military and government users worldwide.

Over 25 Years of Service

In 2011, Ballard Technology celebrated a quarter-century of delivering industry-leading avionics databus solutions to the aerospace industry. Commercial, military, and government customers around the world have come to rely on Ballard's wide range of test and embedded products. The employees of Ballard Technology are committed to your satisfaction through exceptional products and world-class customer service. Thank you for your loyalty and support.

Wide selection of COTS products

Ballard's product line includes a wide selection of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) avionics databus interfaces and embedded computers. These COTS products are cost effective and readily available solutions for even the most demanding requirements. Databus interfaces enable electronic equipment to communicate over avionics databus networks in embedded applications, or for the purpose of testing, simulation, or analysis. Ballard's embedded computers are self-contained solutions that provide a wide range of standard and specialized interfaces. Embedded products are used in the operational systems of aircraft and other vehicles.

Avionics databus overview

Avionics databuses interconnect electronic equipment on an aircraft much like local area networks interconnect computers in an office. Data from one device is passed over the avionics databus to other devices that need to use the information. Navigation, controls, displays, sensors, and other systems are interconnected in this way. There are a number of military and commercial avionics databus standards. The most common are MIL-STD-1553 for military aircraft, and ARINC 429, ARINC 664/AFDX®, ARINC 708, and ARINC 717 for commercial aircraft. These and other standards are not limited to use in aircraft. They are utilized in many industrial and military applications such as process control, nuclear research, oil exploration, as well as surface, air and space vehicles.

Providing exceptional value

Value conscious buyers choose Ballard Technology products for:

  • Ease-of-use
  • High quality and reliability
  • Free customer support
  • Standard products in stock
  • Guaranteed customer satisfaction
  • No risk evaluation of products
  • Wide selection of products
  • Established reputation
  • Exceptional warranty
  • Both COTS and custom products

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