VMETRO, of Oslo, Norway, signed a multi-year original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and distribution agreement with Canada-based AdvancedIO. Under the terms of the agreement, AdvancedIO’s technology will become the basis for 10GbE (10-Gigabit Ethernet) connectivity in VMETRO’s integrated systems. The agreement expands on an informal relationship between VMETRO and AdvancedIO, which developed through collaboration on several customer projects during the past year. The projects have involved 10GbE implementations for data recording applications, avionics test systems, and radar signal processing. AdvancedIO’s flagship product, the V1020, is an off-the-shelf 10GbE intelligent XMC/PMC mezzanine module that functions as a high-speed open-standards-based data pipe.