In a new initiative for the Commission contracts for handling various MED programmes were granted to ARTM by private treaty.
A report by the Court in 1996 said the Commission's transfer of powers to ARTM had no legal basis "in view of the nature and scope of the powers confirmed to ARTM, what the Commission had actually done was to delegate its powers de facto to a third body, rather than sign mere service contracts.
The major criticisms levelled were: "The delegation of powers to ARTM, the confusion of interests arising from the fact TAOs were represented on its management board, the private-treaty contracts, and poor management and monitoring.
A resolution in the European Parliament said "it is astonishing that the delegation by the Commission of its powers to ARTM was done quite openly and, that, for three years, no official found any reason to object and it regrets the length of time for the Commission to detect the extent of the problem.
Managers on ARTM were instrumental in drawing up the MED programmes ARTM was to oversee.
GE Fanuc worked with one of the leading vendors of carrier grade servers, Sun Microsystems, to implement this ARTM to work with their CT900 ATCA system.
The ARTM-200FG intelligent ARTM expands the I/O capabilities of ATCA processor blades by adding Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter and Gigabit Ethernet network interface card functionality.
It also exemplifies our ability to respond to individual customer requirements by leveraging our AdvancedMC technology in order to create unique ARTM solutions that precisely match a customer's operating environment and requirements.
0-compliant ARTM Module Management Controller (MMC) subsystem initializes board level parameters, monitors board voltage and temperature conditions, maintains system status, and manages hot swap operation.