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  1. 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