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VITA is an American National Standards developer and a submitter of Industry Technical Agreements to the IEC, and the VITA Standards Organization provides its members with the ability to develop and to promote open technology standards. It's a nonprofit organization of vendors and users having a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. The functions performed by VITA are technical, promotional and user related and are aimed at increasing the total market size. VITA's mission includes not only promoting VMEbus, but promoting the very concept of open technology as embodied in the many standards currently under development within the VITA Standards Organization.

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