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  1. ADLINK is pleased to announce the availability of two new introductory Vortex DDS whitepapers Python DDS Binding - download at: http://gag.gl/QSApsi LabVIEW Software DDS Binding - download at: http://gag.gl/MnkVDA
  2. Vortex DDS v2.5 Now Available

    ADLINK is pleased to announce the availability of Vortex DDS v2.5 with Native Python API and National Instruments LabVIEW integration . Download theevaluation software at http://gag.gl/UUXKVQ
  3. PrismTech's Vortex OpenSplice v6.8.2 software is now available - this release includes C# Language binding supporting use of unions in your IDL data model. Download the evaluation software at http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads
  4. Lely selects PrismTech’s Vortex for Milking Robot System Vortex, based on the DDS standard, provides high-performance real-time data connectivity solution for Lely’s automated milking system http://www.prismtech.com/news/lely-selects-prismtech-vortex-milking-robot-system-vortex-dds Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – July 3, 2017 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that its Vortex™ intelligent data sharing platform has been selected by Lely to ensure real-time data connectivity for the company’s automated robotic milking machines, the Lely Astronaut. Dutch based agricultural technology company, Lely, supplies a complete portfolio of products and services ranging from automated feeding systems to barn cleaners and automatic milking robots. The Lely Astronaut is an automated milking system that milks, feeds, and monitors the health of cows. The milking system also examines the quantity and quality of the milk received from the cows, and if necessary, it separates milk that is contaminated or is not to the correct standard. A transmitter on each cow enables the system to identify the cow via a unique number, and a management system maintains specific records for each cow. The Lely Astronaut uses these records to manage the milking and feeding of a cow when it enters the milking robot. PrismTech’s Vortex enables real-time data connectivity for devices and machines based on the Object Management Group®'s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard. Vortex includes DDS implementations that can be used to support a range of device technologies, operating systems and programming languages required by a project. It is a key enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of real-time data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service. Vortex provides Lely with a wide set of capabilities for its control monitoring systems such as automatic discovery, shared memory architecture, configurable QoS framework, and platform portability which, together enable system-wide scalability and save valuable development time. “Because of our constant drive to innovate we have been able to introduce a range of ground-breaking products to the market which really changed the lives of farmers,” said Nico Berkhoudt, Product Development Manager, Lely. “After an extensive evaluation, PrismTech was our clear partner of choice. Vortex will provide our systems with efficient, secure and interoperable real-time data sharing.” “We are very pleased to add Lely to our growing list of customers who are using Vortex in their agricultural systems,” said Hans van’t Hag, Vortex Product Manager, PrismTech. “This is another example of the proliferation of Vortex into new and exciting Internet of Things markets.” Further information about Vortex is available from PrismTech’s website at http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.
  5. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/events/dds-security-standard-webcast Why Attend: * Learn about the recently finalized DDS Security standard * Understand the DDS security model and the mechanisms that support-it * Learn how the DDS Security standard can be used to secure your systems Abstract: Historically, communication security standards have addressed the creation of a secure channel between two parties, where one of the two plays the role of the client and the other the role of the server. While a secure channel is a key building block for implementing a secure distributed system, it is simply a transport-level abstraction, as a consequence applications or other infrastructural layers have to provide additional higher level abstractions to manage information security. The Data Distribution Service (DDS) Security Standard disrupts this tradition by raising the abstraction level and providing an information-centric security model. This high-level information-centric security model is supported by a modular security framework that allows for pluggable authentication, crypto, access control and logging. Additionally, the security protocol provides support for efficient group communication while retaining important properties such as non-repudiation. This webcast will (1) introduce the recently finalized DDS Security standard, (2) explain in depth the DDS security model and the mechanisms that support it, and (3) showcase how the DDS Security standard can be used to secure your systems. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he looks after technology strategy and innovation for ADLINK’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform. Angelo also serves as PrismTech (an ADLINK company) CTO, where he looks after technology strategy and innovation for PrismTech's Vortex IIoT data sharing platform. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group. Before joining PrismTech, Angelo was working as a Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities. Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems with 100s of publications for referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  6. Download Vortex 2.4 evaluation software at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced the availability of version 2.4 of its Vortex™ Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). This latest release of its award-winning data connectivity solution provides the ideal solution for connecting Industrial IoT systems. Vortex is based on the Object Management Group®'s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for real-time device, edge and cloud IoT data sharing. Vortex is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS). Key Vortex capabilities such as automatic discovery, federated architecture, configurable QoS framework, and platform portability, together enable system-wide scalability and save valuable development time, particularly when integrating complex systems. With the support of PrismTech’s world-class tooling and professional services, Vortex customers are able to successfully meet stringent development milestones. Vortex 2.4 includes enhancements that simplify the challenge of connecting nodes and sharing real-time data in complex Industrial IoT environments that consist of a combination of device, edge and cloud networks. Performance, scalability, and usability are the core focus of the Vortex 2.4 release. Vortex 2.4 includes the following new functionality and improvements: * Simplified configuration for Vortex Fog and Vortex Cloud for ease of deployment. With improved performance, scalability and support for load-balancing and fault tolerance. * Harmonized C99 API for Vortex OpenSplice™ and Vortex Lite for simplified and portable application development. * MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® integration for Vortex OpenSplice enabling real-time data integration with the leading dynamic modeling and simulation tools. * Enhanced Durability Service with improvements to support reliable and stable behavior in extreme node and process disconnect / reconnect scenarios. * Group level coherency enabling changes to be delivered to a subscriber in an atomic set spanning multiple topics. Group level coherency is also supported by the Vortex OpenSplice Tuner and Tester tools. * Google Protocol Buffers (GPB) support in Vortex OpenSplice, Vortex Lite, and Vortex Café to capture evolutionary data-models in a language- and platform-neutral way. * Open Source FACE™ 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) implementation (C++ and Java) for Vortex OpenSplice to enable portable FACE compliant components to share and exchange data via DDS.
  7. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup Why Attend: * Learn about the new features introduced in Vortex 2.4 * Understand how Vortex 2.4 addresses the connectivity requirements of Industrial Internet of Things applications better than any other existing platform * Learn how innovative companies are using Vortex for building leading edge Industrial Internet of Things applications Abstract: The large majority of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) platforms target consumer applications and fall short in addressing the requirements of Industrial IoT systems. PrismTech’s Vortex has always focused on addressing these challenges and with its new 2.4 release sets the new standard! This webcast will (1) detail the new features introduced in Vortex 2.4, (2) explain how Vortex 2.4 addresses the connectivity requirements of Industrial IoT applications better than any other existing platform, and (3) showcase how innovative companies are using Vortex for building leading edge Industrial IoT applications. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he looks after technology strategy and innovation for ADLINK’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform. Angelo also serves as PrismTech (an ADLINK company) CTO, where he looks after technology strategy and innovation for PrismTech's Vortex IIoT data sharing platform. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group. Before joining PrismTech, Angelo was working as a Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities. Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems with 100s of publications for referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  8. Download the latest Vortex OpenSplice v6.8 evaluation software at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced Vortex™ OpenSplice™ support for MathWorks’ MATLAB® and Simulink® products. PrismTech's Vortex OpenSplice is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group®'s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard. Vortex OpenSplice has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time data-processing systems. Vortex OpenSplice is a key enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS). Vortex OpenSplice plays a crucial role in many mission and business-critical systems by ensuring that the right information is delivered to the right place at the right time all the time. MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. Via its standardized DDS interface, Vortex OpenSplice now provides integration with MATLAB and Simulink. MATLAB classes as well as Simulink BUS definitions are mapped to their corresponding Topic definitions in DDS. To ensure type agreement between DDS and MATLAB / Simulink applications, Simulink BUS definitions can be automatically generated from the corresponding Topic types defined in the IDL format that is standard for DDS applications. MATLAB classes can be defined in the MATLAB workspace with the class name, fields and field types corresponding to the DDS IDL Topic definition. The integration allows users to create DDS entities in their MATLAB / Simulink model and associate them with desired QoS in separate XML files to provide maximum flexibility and control how and when data is exchanged. These capabilities allow users to transparently share any data between different MATLAB / Simulink applications and / or pure DDS applications no matter where they have been deployed in the network. "We are delighted to be able to add MATLAB and Simulink support to Vortex OpenSplice," said Andrew Foster, Product Marketing Manager, PrismTech. "This integration of truly world-class products will enable our customers to seamlessly share DDS data from anywhere in a network with MATLAB and Simulink.” Further information about PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/vortex-opensplice.
  9. PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice Selected by DexROV Project to Help Deliver Safer and More Cost-effective Dexterous Undersea Operations with Remotely Operated Vehicles Vortex OpenSplice provides the robust low latency communications needed by the project Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – February 13, 2017 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that its Vortex™ OpenSplice™ product has been selected by the DexROV project for dexterous undersea operations with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). Part of the long-term EC Horizon 2020 Blue Growth strategy to support sustainable growth in the European marine and maritime sectors DexROV brings together seven different organisations from all over Europe to challenge what is possible in the realms of undersea operations. DexROV is using and evaluating new technologies to allow safer, more cost-effective undersea operations with ROVs. DexROV will greatly reduce the costs, hazards, and number of offshore personnel needed in underwater operations in the fields of energy, communications infrastructure, science, archaeology and shipwreck recovery by enabling delocalized supervision for deep-sea inspection and maintenance work. The goals of the project are to: move control of ROVs to shore, from a safe distance; overcome the latency involved between onshore control centres and ROVs through autonomous operations; and develop advanced dexterous tools with the capacity to grip and manipulate in ways similar to a human hand. The main challenges of the project include: undersea perception and modeling; navigation and manipulation control; deep water capable dexterous manipulators; far distance teleoperation; and haptic user interfaces. PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice is the leading commercial and open source implementation of the Object Management Group®'s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard. DexROV has selected PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice DDS implementation for the project because of its rich set of Qualities of Service (QoS). Vortex OpenSplice is robust to disruptions allowing very low bandwidth network connectivity information sharing between the ROV, satellite and piloting centres. “PrismTech’s Vortex Innovator Program has allowed us to use Vortex OpenSplice on our project,” said Shashank Govindaraj, Robotics Software Engineer, Space Applications Services NV/SA. “We have been very satisfied with the low latency communications and QoS that Vortex OpenSplice has been able to deliver to the project.” The outcomes of the project will be demonstrated in a series of test campaigns culminating in a 1,300 meter deep representative trial in the Mediterranean Sea. Further information about the DexROV project is available from the website at: http://www.dexrov.eu. Full press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-vortex-opensplice-selected-dexrov-project-undersea-remotely-operated-vehicles
  10. Register for the webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup * Understand the most common security requirements of IIoT Systems * Learn about some of the canonical security system architectures * Understand how Vortex can help with security implementation in IIoT systems Abstract: Whilst everyone agrees on the importance of security in the Internet of Things (IoT), reports such as HP's Fortify IoT Security Report continue to highlight how it is not so uncommon to see even the most basic security considerations being ignored. If the impact of limited security would only be rotten tomatoes in your smart refrigerator, then whilst annoying the consequences would not be so damaging. However, as the IoT expands into the industrial sector, the lack of security can potentially have a devastating impact. In this webcast we will introduce key security requirements for IoT systems and outline some of the canonical architectures that can be used to secure systems. Finally we will show how PrismTech’s Vortex platform supports some of these security architectures. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he looks after technology strategy and innovation for ADLINK’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform. Angelo also serves as PrismTech (an ADLINK company) CTO, where he looks after technology strategy and innovation for PrismTech's Vortex IIoT data sharing platform. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group. Before joining PrismTech, Angelo was working as a Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities. Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems with 100s of publications for referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  11. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup Why Attend: * Understand the importance of Data Modeling and taxonomies for the Internet of Things (IoT) * Learn the key techniques for effective and extensible Data Models Design * Learn about the most common Data Distribution Service (DDS) Data Modeling Idioms Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is about extracting and leveraging the tactical and strategic value of data. To do so it is essential that the sub-systems cooperating toward this goal agree on the meaning of data, and can share a “uniform” or at least an “equivalent” representation of data. Without a shared and agreed data model any IoT application quickly becomes an integration bazaar doomed to implode under the weight of layers of translations. Additionally, data models, and in general data-centric architectures, provide a more stable abstraction-barrier than service APIs and service-oriented architectures – the failure of traditional Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) in favor of Resource-Oriented architectures is yet another example of this. Thus, for “data-intensive” systems that are expected to have a long life-cycle, and that require interoperability, such as IoT applications, data-centric architectures are the most natural choice. The Data Distribution Service (DDS), is used as the data-management infrastructure at the foundation of many IoT applications, such as Smart Grids, Smart Transportation, Connected Vehicles and Smart Agriculture. One of the differentiating characteristics of DDS is its support for data- and resource-centric architectures. This webcast will (1) explain the role and scope of data modeling in IoT – with references to the Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA), (2) introduce the techniques at the foundation of effective and extensible Data Models, and (3) explain how to design effective Data Models for systems powered by DDS. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he looks after technology strategy and innovation for ADLINK’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform. Angelo also serves as PrismTech (an ADLINK company) CTO, where he looks after technology strategy and innovation for PrismTech's Vortex IIoT data sharing platform. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group. Before joining PrismTech, Angelo was working as a Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities. Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems with 100s of publications for referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  12. Register for the webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup Why Attend: * Understand the common challenges posed by Distributed Systems and the traps and pitfalls that you should avoid * Learn about canonical coordination models for distributed systems * Learn about the key distributed algorithms that can be used to solve common problems, such as fault-detection, group management, distributed mutex and barriers, etc., when architecting distributed systems * Discover how these algorithms can be efficiently implemented in Data Distribution Service (DDS) Abstract: Designing distributed systems is hard and one of the main aims of DDS is to make this task less daunting. Yet, to exploit DDS's full potential it is key to understand the coordination model and architectural style it promotes along with the key properties that it guarantees. Only after having understood these concepts will you realize the full power of DDS. This webcast, after summarizing the main challenges that architects face when designing distributed systems will (1) introduce a series of canonical coordination models, (2) explain DDS's coordination model and its powerful properties, (3) identify the key patterns that underlie the coordination model (4) show how this coordination model can be used to build some interesting distributed applications and some key distributed algorithms. The webcast will last approximately one hour. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ADLINK Technology Inc. As CTO he looks after technology strategy and innovation for ADLINK’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform. Angelo also serves as PrismTech (an ADLINK company) CTO, where he looks after technology strategy and innovation for PrismTech's Vortex IIoT data sharing platform. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group. Before joining PrismTech, Angelo was working as a Scientist at the SELEX-SI and FINMECCANICA Technology Directorate. There, he was responsible for the corporate middleware strategy, for strategic standardization, and R&D collaborations with top Universities. Angelo is a well-known and cited expert in the area of high performance and large scale distributed systems with 100s of publications for referred journal, conferences, workshops, and magazines. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  13. PrismTech’s Vortex Enables TechOcean’s Internet of Robots Prototyping Modules http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-vortex-enables-techocean-internet-robots-prototyping-modules Vortex, based on the DDS standard, provides platform and programming language independent real-time communications between modules Boston, MA, USA – August 22, 2016 – PrismTech, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that its award-winning Vortex intelligent data sharing platform has been selected by TechOcean for its Internet of Robots modules, a system that will accelerate prototyping and implementation of robotics and automation applications. Currently in robotic systems one of the main inhibitors to rapid prototyping is the lack of standardized interfaces between components. This means that integration of a system’s components is often a significant and costly task. Integration of different types of components also demands that a user has specialist (expanded) knowledge and experience in electronics, software and communications technologies. Polish based startup, TechOcean, an automation and robotics specialist focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) for Robotics is now addressing this market need. Its goal is to allow robotic systems to be built more quickly, easily and efficiently. TechOcean’s Internet of Robots is a new distributed system of modules which accelerate the prototyping and implementation of robotics and automation applications. Internet of Robots modules control the internet, electronics, software and hardware of a robot. They allow the sending of data, engine control, management of environmental data and the ability to actually see what your robot sees. Typical users of the Internet of Robots are professional robotics and automation solutions integrators, robotics labs in academic institutions and robotics enthusiasts. A key requirement for the Internet of Robots is that communication between the modules is fast, reliable, real-time and will not be limited to one programming language, operating system or specific hardware. After a market assessment of best of breed communication technologies, TechOcean chose PrismTech’s Vortex for this task. Vortex enables real-time data sharing for devices and machines based on the Object Management Group™'s (OMG™) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. Vortex includes DDS implementations that can be used to support a range of device technologies, operating systems and programming languages required by a project. It is a key enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of real-time data with stringent end-to-end qualities of service. “Thanks to a wide range of Vortex tools we will have the possibility to give our users the best cross platform communication experience,” said Wiktor Krzeszewski, Co-Founder of TechOcean. “For us as a company the usage of Vortex DDS will benefit us by boosting product development and reduce time to market for our solutions.” As a startup TechOcean were able to benefit from the Vortex Innovator Program (VIP) designed to provide PrismTech’s latest technologies to startup IoT and very small companies on a cost effective basis. “Companies such as TechOcean truly benefit from our Vortex Innovator Program,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development at PrismTech. “The program is ideal for innovative start-ups that desire flexible access to the latest versions of Vortex.” Further information about Vortex is available from PrismTech's website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.
  14. PrismTech’s Vortex Selected by Remuv for its Next Generation Control System Development Platforms - Based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, Vortex removes barriers of entry for Remuv customers developing control systems in Industrial IoT environments Read the full press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-vortex-selected-remuv-its-next-generation-control-system-development-platforms
  15. PrismTech Announces Vortex 2.2 the Most Comprehensive Real-Time Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things - Vortex provides an ideal data connectivity solution for business critical and industrial IoT systems Download evaluation software at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads Read the full press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-announces-vortex-22-most-comprehensive-realtime-data-sharing-platform-internet-things
  16. Vortex OpenSplice provides robust Qualities of Service, including shared-memory capabilities, for developing class of open architecture weapons Boston, MA, USA – May 4, 2016 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that its award-winning Vortex™ OpenSplice™ software platform has been selected by WINTEC for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project involving the development of a software architecture for universal plug-and-play of weapons. Existing air-to-ground weapon architectures are generally based on point designs that are unique to individual weapons and / or contractors. These weapons cannot be readily modified or upgraded, or easily reconfigured to different capability levels for cost-effective performance of varying missions. WINTEC is developing a modular open architecture that offers significant promise for alleviating or minimizing such limitations. The new architecture will support the implementation of weapons from various combinations of common functional modules through standard interfaces and associated plug-and-play features for self-discovery and initialization. The technology will facilitate more flexible and cost-effective development and implementation of weapons. It also has significant potential for use in commercial applications such as unmanned vehicle integration and special test equipment. PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice enables components – such as sensors, seekers and propulsion systems – within a developing class of weapon architectures to be able to accommodate emerging technologies and allow seamless communication of updated plug-ins. “Vortex OpenSplice is the backbone that is able to connect these major interchangeable components,” said Steve Jennis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at PrismTech. “WINTEC is evaluating the DDS benefits that Vortex OpenSplice provides as their project scales and evolves.” To initiate the first phase of this project, WINTEC turned to PrismTech’s open source DDS Community Edition, a version of Vortex OpenSplice high-performance messaging technology designed for small companies and those projects that may not yet require a full complement of services and support. As the project progressed, however, so did WINTEC’s need for Vortex OpenSplice’s advanced capabilities and services. “Thanks to the DDS Community version, we had become very familiar with Vortex OpenSplice and its robust quality of service levels,” said Greg Fountain, President, WINTEC. “We were specifically looking for a DDS based solution with a shared memory capability — and Vortex OpenSplice was our choice.” PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice is the leading commercial and open source implementation of the Object Management Group™'s Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. Vortex OpenSplice has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high-performance, real-time data-processing systems. Vortex provides efficient, secure and interoperable internet scale real-time data sharing. It is a key enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of real-time data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service. Further information about Vortex OpenSplice available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex. http://www.prismtech.com/news/wintec-selects-prismtechs-vortex-opensplice-open-architecture-modeling-weapon-systems
  17. Register at: http://www.prismtech.com/events/dds-and-opc-ua-explained-live-webcast Why Attend: * Grasp the key concepts behind DDS and OPC-UA * Understand the difference between DDS and OPC-UA and their applicability to IIoT * Learn about the OMG and OPC Foundation initiatives on DDS / OPC-UA inter-working Abstract: The Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) and the OPC Foundation Open Platform Communications - Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) are commonly considered as two of the most relevant technologies for data and information management in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Although several articles and quotes about the two technologies have appeared recently in the media, there is still incredible confusion on how the two technologies compare and what their applicability really is. This webcast, was motivated by the presenter's frustration caused by reading and hearing so many misconceptions as well as "apple-to-oranges" comparisons of the two technologies. Thus to contribute to clarity and help with positioning and applicability this webcast will (1) explain the key concepts behind DDS and OPC-UA and relate them to the reasons why these technologies were created in the first place, (2) clarify the differences and applicability in IIoT for DDS and OPC-UA, and (3) report on the ongoing standardization activities that are looking at DDS / OPC-UA inter-working. The webcast will last approximately one hour. PrismTech Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  18. Download the evaluation software at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads PrismTech Announces Vortex 2.1 the Most Comprehensive Real-Time Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things - Vortex provides an ideal data connectivity solution for business critical and industrial IoT systems PrismTech today announced the availability of its Vortex 2.1 Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). This latest version of its award winning IoT platform provides the ideal solution for integrating real-time distributed systems. Vortex is based on the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for real-time device, edge and cloud IoT data sharing. Vortex is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS); hence its suitability for delivering the right information to the right place at the right time. Vortex 2.1 includes the following new functionality: * Client side Durability is now supported by both Vortex Lite and Vortex Café. This means that TRANSIENT and PERSISTENT Durability QoS policies can now be used by both Vortex Lite and Vortex Café applications provided that at least one Vortex OpenSplice™ Durability Service is deployed in the same system. * Vortex Lite now includes support for extensible data models based on Google Protocol Buffers (GPB). GPB is a language-neutral, platform-neutral extensible mechanism for serializing structured data developed by Google. The benefit of using GPBs is that they are extensible and can be updated without breaking programs that are compiled against “older” data structure definitions. This ability enables systems and their data models to evolve dynamically without major application re-engineering. GPB support in Vortex Lite is currently available for the ISO C++ API. GPB support is already available in Vortex OpenSplice (Java, C and ISO C++) and will be available shortly in Vortex Café. * Vortex OpenSplice also includes a number of new features, including: - It is now possible to detach from all domains. A new operation has been added to the DomainParticipantFactory in the DDS API that allows you to detach your application safely from all Domains it is participating in with one single call. - The naming of DomainParticipant, Publisher, Subscriber, DataWriter and DataReader entities has been improved. When visualized with one of the Vortex tools (Insight, Tuner or Tester) the improved naming makes it easier for users to relate entities to their applications. - A new section called "Controls" has been introduced to Vortex OpenSplice Launcher. This section contains buttons to easily start and stop an OpenSplice domain based on the active ospl config file in Launcher. When the user clicks on the start/stop button, a progress bar is displayed in the bottom tool bar to indicate that Launcher is processing the request. When Launcher has completed the operation, notification pop-up messages are displayed indicating the result of the requested operation. - Windows 10 is now supported. Read the full press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-announce-vortex-21-most-comprehensive-real-time-data-sharing-platform-internet-things
  19. Register for the webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/events/building-internet-things-apps-vortex-and-intel-edison-starter-kit-live-webcast Why Attend: * Learn about the reference architecture for Internet of Things (IoT) systems * Understand how you can implement an IoT system with PrismTech's Vortex * Learn how to build a real-world IoT application with Vortex and the Intel Edison Starter Kit Abstract: Whilst there is not universal agreement on what exactly the Internet of Things (IoT) is, nor on the line that separates Consumer and Industrial IoT (IIoT), everyone unanimously agrees that unconstrained access to data is the game changing dimension of IoT. PrismTech's Vortex is positioned as the best data sharing platform for IoT, enabling data to flow unconstrained across devices and at any scale. This webcast, will demonstrate how quickly and effectively you can build real-world IoT applications that scale using Vortex and the Intel Edison Starter Kit. Specifically, you will learn how to leverage Vortex to virtualize devices, integrate different protocols, flexibly execute analytics where it makes the most sense and leverage Cloud Computing as well as Fog Computing architectures. Throughout the webcast we will leverage Intel's Edison Starter Kit, available at https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison, you will be able to download our code examples before the webcast to participate in the live demo! The webcast will last approximately one hour. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  20. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/events/microservice-architectures-vortex-live-webcast-part-2 Why Attend: * Review the key principles of Microservice Architectures introduced in Part 1 * Learn about the key idioms and design patterns commonly used to build Microservice Architectures in Vortex * Get started building a Microservice Architecture though a real-world use case and live code! Abstract: As we saw in Part 1, Microservice Architectures are a modular approach to system-building where we decompose complex applications in, small, autonomous and loosely coupled processes communicating through a language and platform independent API. In this webcast we will briefly refresh the key ideas behind Microservice Architectures and then look at how they can be easily implemented in Vortex. Specifically we will (1) look into the key idioms and patterns that are used when implementing Vortex Microservices and (2) walk you through the design and implementation of a microservice application for a real-world use case. The webcast will last approximately one hour. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
  21. PrismTech is a global leader in platforms and tools for the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet and advanced wireless communications. Due to substantial company growth in our new and exciting Internet of Things target markets, PrismTech is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Sales Executive to join our USA Sales team. The enthusiastic and talented individual will develop and drive sales of PrismTech’s Vortex software products and services to targeted strategic Industrial Internet of Things OEM partners on the West Coast USA. For further information please visit: http://www.prismtech.com/careers/senior-account-manager-iot-strategic-oem-partner-sales-west-coast-usa
  22. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup Why Attend: * Understand the rich set of tooling capabilities provided in Vortex * Discover how easy it is to create Data Distribution Service (DDS) applications using Vortex tools * Learn through real-world use cases how the tools can help accelerate your project deliverables Abstract: Developing complex distributed systems is much easier if you can leverage best in class Data Distribution Service (DDS) tooling to help test, debug, tune and monitor your applications. PrismTech's Vortex DDS tools can help to significantly reduce time-to-market for your project deliverables. This webcast will highlight the project lifecycle improvements that can be achieved using Vortex tools by providing metrics from real-world use cases and demonstrating the individual tools that make this possible. The webcast and live demo will last approximately one hour. Webcast Presenter: Mike Roberts is a Solutions Architect for PrismTech where he focuses on helping PrismTech's customers optimize DDS architectures and develop Proof of Concept systems. Mike has extensive hands-on DDS experience working in Defense and Aerospace as well as the Modeling and Simulation industries. He has worked on DoD contracts for over 15 years, including: Project Engineer on the DoD Vehicle Health Management System for the US Army’s TARDEC research center and Principal Engineer for Tactical Operations Center Networking system. Mike brings a unique perspective to the webcast presentation having been a Vortex OpenSplice customer for 2 years prior to joining PrismTech and managing a team of Vortex OpenSplice DDS Developers through an entire project lifecycle.
  23. HGL Dynamics Selects PrismTech's Vortex OpenSplice for Next Generation Data Acquisition Unit Vortex OpenSplice provides high performance real-time data management solution for HGL Dynamics PrismTech, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that HGL Dynamics has selected its Vortex OpenSplice product for its next generation Data Acquisition Unit. HGL Dynamics is a leading developer of high-specification, real-world dynamic data acquisition, analysis visualisation, and storage systems for industrial and engineering applications, particularly turbines and rotating equipment. HGL Dynamics’ products have a proven track record of providing acquisition, storage and analysis equipment for civil and military jet engines, including systems for the Joint Strike Fighter program, in the UK and USA. PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard. Vortex OpenSplice has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time data-processing systems. Vortex OpenSplice was chosen by HGL Dynamics for its next generation Data Acquisition Unit as it could leverage the extensive performance, scalability and interoperability that are inherent in the product. The broad range of qualities of service (QoS) supported in Vortex OpenSplice also helped to guarantee predictable and reliable delivery of real-time data within its measurement systems. “We have seen an increase in customers asking us to provide DDS-based vendor interoperability as part of our product range; with PrismTech's support and using Vortex OpenSplice's modern C++ API we have been able to quickly achieve this. We have plans to make even more use of Vortex OpenSplice in our product range in the future," said Duncan Crutchley, Principal Software Engineer, HGL Dynamics. “I’m very pleased to be able to add HGL Dynamics to our extensive global list of customers who are using Vortex OpenSplice in demanding real-time data-processing systems,” said Keith Steele, Founder, PrismTech. “HGL Dynamics’ customers, including those within the global flight testing market, are converging on DDS as a proven, interoperable data sharing solution to realise significant reductions in integration costs.” Read the full press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/hgl-dynamics-selects-prismtech-vortex-opensplice-next-generation-data-acquisition-unit
  24. Company will supply its Vortex IoT Data Sharing Platform to Manchester's CityVerve project Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – December 18, 2015 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it is part of a ground breaking public-private consortium that has won a £10m national competition for Manchester to be the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) City Demonstrator, awarded by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Together with Manchester City Council, the partnership includes global technology giant Cisco UK, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, MSP, the UK’s largest service and property partner to pioneering science and technology companies, BT, and innovative UK SMEs including PrismTech. The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting physical objects with the internet giving us a previously unimagined world of data that can be used to significantly improve our daily lives. It is envisaged that the technology could be used to improve life for residents across an entire city, and that is the aim of Manchester’s CityVerve project. The project will demonstrate applications of IoT and services in four areas: healthcare, transport, energy and environment and culture and community. Elements of the CityVerve project include: * A ‘biometric sensor network’ to manage chronic respiratory conditions in patients * A network of sensors positioned in parks, along commuter and school routes to track the physical activity of individuals and teams * Talkative bus stops which will allow passengers to let bus operators know they are waiting * Smart lighting to improve safety along pedestrian routes * Bike sharing on the Oxford Road Corridor * Smart air-quality monitoring by lamp posts on the Oxford Road Corridor PrismTech will supply its Vortex™ Intelligent Data Sharing Platform to provide data connectivity and data management services to the project. Based on the Object Management Group™’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time System standard, Vortex enables device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud data sharing in real-time. It is a crucial enabler for systems that must reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service. Vortex has the ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time – a perfect fit for Smart City IoT applications. “We’re delighted that PrismTech is part of the winning City Demonstrator bid,” said Lawrence Ross, CEO, PrismTech. “We are sure that our Vortex technology can play a key role enabling the City’s data to flow to where it adds most value and contributing to a successful project that demonstrates real benefits to the people of Manchester.” For more information on the City Demonstrator Project visit: http://www.mspl.co.uk/manchester-announced-as-uks-internet-of-things-iot-city-demonstrator-and-awarded-10m-investment/ Read the press release at: http://www.prismtech.com/news/prismtech-part-winning-bid-uk-internet-things-iot-city-demonstrator
  25. Register for the Webcast at: http://www.prismtech.com/events/vortex-20-industrial-internet-things-platform-live-webcast Why Attend: * Learn about the new features introduced in Vortex 2.0 * Understand how Vortex 2.0 addresses the requirements of Industrial Internet of Things applications better than any other existing platform * Learn how Vortex 2.0 is the first platform to provide a unified real-time data sharing solution for Device, Fog and Cloud environments * Learn how innovative companies are using Vortex for building leading edge Industrial Internet of Things applications Abstract: The large majority of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) platforms target consumer applications and fall short in addressing the requirements characteristic of Industrial IoT. Vortex has always focused on addressing the challenges characteristic of Industrial IoT systems and with its new 2.0 release sets the new standard! This webcast will (1) detail the new features introduced in Vortex 2.0, (2) explain how Vortex 2.0 addresses the requirements of Industrial IoT applications better than any other existing platform, including native support for both edge-based Fog and Cloud computing, and (3) showcase how innovative companies are using Vortex for building leading edge Industrial IoT applications. The webcast will last approximately one hour. Webcast Presenter: Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.
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