Pigeon Point Systems was founded in 1997 to focus on products and
services supporting the adoption of open modular platforms to replace proprietary architectures, especially in the telecommunications
Pigeon Point delivers world-class management components for modular platforms based on the AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and µTCA
architectures to leading companies, worldwide. Our focus on providing dependable, proven solutions for the mandatory management
controllers in these architectures allows our customers to concentrate on the value-add aspects of their products. Deep expertise on
these architectures ensures compliance and interoperability in the components we deliver.
Pigeon Point participates actively in defining the open modular architectures that we target and is a leader in the specification
development organizations that drive those architectures.
We aim to be as valuable and dependable as our namesake the Pigeon Point Light Station that has protected shipping along the
Central California coast for more than 140 years.
Our main office is located in Carlsbad, California, with additional offices in Scotts Valley, California and Moscow, Russia.
PICMG, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, is a consortium of over 450 companies who collaboratively develop open
specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a
long history of developing leading edge products for these industries. PICMG specifications include the recent and on-going
AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, µTCA specification families, as well as new variants of the CompactPCI and system host board
architectures that leverage high speed serial interconnects, such as PCI Express.
Pigeon Point is an Executive Member of PICMG and participates in the management related aspects of most PICMG subcommittees.
The Service Availability Forum is a consortium of industry-leading communications and computing companies working together to develop
and publish high availability and management software interface specifications that help enable high service availability. The SA Forum
then promotes and facilitates specification adoption by the industry.
One key specification produced by the SA Forum covers the Hardware Platform Interface (HPI), which separates the hardware from
management middleware and makes each independent of the other. The SA Forum also defines the HPI-to-AdvancedTCA Mapping
specification, which details how HPI maps to PICMG's AdvancedTCA specification. By standardizing how the two specs should be
implemented together, the mapping specification gives developers a standard method to access functionality in specifications, thereby
saving companies time, money and resources.
Pigeon Point is a Contributing Member of the Service Availability Forum and participates primarily in the Hardware
Platform Interface Working Group.