NASA selects PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS to Help Make Holodeck Technologies a Reality

OpenSplice DDS provides high performance, real-time data sharing for leading edge simulation environments

Boston, MA, USA – January 23, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that it is working with NASA with the aim of making Star Trek inspired holodeck technologies one step closer to becoming a reality.

Star Trek has provided an enormous complement of technologies that have amazed audiences for decades.  An important technology that served multiple purposes was the holodeck.  The holodeck was used as a data analysis environment (provided 3-D visualization of data/models/simulations), a communications device (created 3-D representation of the beings that were being communicated with), a training tool (provided crew members with simulated environments to train for missions), an engineering design tool (allowed crew members to create and manipulate 3-D models of objects piece by piece before they were fabricated), and as a recreation environment (simulated locations crew members could visit).

Although a holodeck developed using today’s technologies would not provide the same range and fidelity of capabilities as those provided by a Star Trek holodeck, the technologies available today would still allow the creation of a system that would still be tremendously beneficial.

NASA has started developing the concepts related to a holodeck system using today’s technologies and is investigating the benefits that it could provide to tele-presence, mission planning, and training activities.  Future improvements of this holodeck system using technologies that are currently being developed at research institutions (e.g. Claytronics) could one day provide the necessary technology augmentations to make Star Trek like holodecks a reality.

As part of the project, NASA required a middleware solution that allowed real-time, scalable and robust information exchange between different parts of the system.

OpenSplice DDS is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group™’s (OMG™) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard.  OpenSplice DDS has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time data-processing systems.

“OpenSplice was evaluated and selected for this Project because of its easy to use API, cross platform compatibility, high performance, and a rich suite of functionality,” said Frank Delgado, Engineer, NASA.

“This project has the potential of changing the way people interact with machines, visualize data and work together,” said Angelo Corsaro, CTO, PrismTech.  “This revolutionary and visionary Science Fiction inspired technology now has the prospect of becoming a reality. Knowing that OpenSplice DDS plays a key role in enabling this real-time data sharing is very exciting.”

Further information about OpenSplice DDS is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/vortex-opensplice.

Boeing selects PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS for US Air Force open mission systems project

OpenSplice DDS provides ubiquitous, high performance, scalable and real-time data sharing for mission-critical systems

Boston, MA, USA – November 7, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that it is working with Boeing on an open mission systems project, sponsored by the US Air Force (USAF).  PrismTech is providing its OpenSplice™ DDS product line for the development and deployment of a Boeing high performance open systems messaging middleware.

PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group™’s (OMG™) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard.  OpenSplice DDS has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time data-processing systems.  OpenSplice DDS sets new levels of performance, robustness, scalability, fault-tolerance and portability (platform support).

“The utilization of DDS in the premier open architecture (OA) activity in the US Air Force, once again, shows the key role played by DDS in enabling high-performance, reconfigurable and expandable systems that are easier and more affordable to upgrade,” said Angelo Corsaro, PhD, CTO, PrismTech.  “We are delighted by Boeing’s selection of OpenSplice as the DDS implementation for their portion of this important OA effort; at the same time we are extremely pleased that our continued effort in developing the best in class technology for ubiquitous, high performance, scalable and real-time data sharing is helping companies to build better systems.”

Further information about OpenSplice DDS is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/vortex-opensplice.

Nexter Selects PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS Middleware for Next Generation Military Vehicles Architecture

OpenSplice DDS is ideal for Manned and Unmanned Vehicles.

Nexter LogoBoston, MA, USA and Paris, France — September 20, 2010 — PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that Nexter has selected OpenSplice™ DDS as the middleware infrastructure at the heart of its next generation Military Vehicle Architecture demonstrator. The selection of OpenSplice DDS came after an in depth evaluation of the various Data Distribution Service (DDS) compliant implementations on the market against the key requirements imposed by Vetronics.

Nexter, a leading supplier of land defense systems for numerous armed forces, is using OpenSplice DDS as an enabling technology at the foundation of its next generation reconfigurable, multi-role, fault-resilient, maintainable, and cost effective vehicles.

Nexter and PrismTech have jointly defined and implemented a number of DDS innovations that further the benefits and extend the applicability of DDS for military vehicles. These extensions have proven very effective during the development of the Nexter Integrated Modular Vetronics demonstrator, greatly speeding up the development and integration of the modules.

“Military Vehicles are currently going through a disruptive wave of innovation. It is very exciting to see OpenSplice DDS take such a fundamental role in enabling so many key innovations,” said Angelo Corsaro, OpenSplice DDS CTO, PrismTech. “Nexter’s choice of OpenSplice DDS reinforces the momentum that this technology is having with both manned and unmanned vehicles.”

For further information on how OpenSplice DDS can be applied to next generation Military Vehicle Architectures view PrismTech’s on demand Webcast at
http://www.prismtech.com.

Yaltes Chooses PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS for Next-Generation Maritime Surveillance System

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Boston, MA, USA and Edinburgh, UK — July 07, 2010 — PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware today announced that Yaltes has selected OpenSplice DDS as the data distribution infrastructure for its new Combat Management System / Maritime Surveillance Programs. Both systems require exchange of operational data over Wide Area Networks / Local Area Networks, securely and in real-time, while also utilizing commercial databases and web services, which are integrated to real-time domains.

“We selected OpenSplice DDS because it addressed our challenges, allowing us to scale our system, secure our communication, while ensuring predictable end-to-end data delivery. It also allows us to migrate existing SPLICE applications in our asset store to a DDS environment with small effort,” said Fikrettin Emanet, Combat Systems Director, Yaltes.

“OpenSplice DDS is by and large the most widely used and deployed OMG DDS implementation in the EMEA region,” said Ian Thomas, VP Sales EMEA, PrismTech. “Yaltes’ selection of OpenSplice DDS reaffirms our unique value proposition and our market leadership.”

OpenSplice DDS is the most advanced, complete, and widely used (commercial and open source), implementation of the Object Management Group™’s (OMG™) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) specification.

Wind River Partner Validation Program Expanded to Aerospace and Defense – PrismTech named as an initial Partner

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Grow Highly Integrated and Validated Software Ecosystem

Wind River LogoAmsterdam, The Netherlands, March 24, 2010 – Today at Avionics Europe, Wind River launched its Partner Validation Program for the aerospace and defense market segment with initial partners AdaCore, aicas, ALT Software, Atego, Esterel Technologies, Presagis and PrismTech. Partners in the program will provide their software solutions integrated and validated with the latest releases of Wind River’s industry leading operating systems, VxWorks and Wind River Linux. These partner software solutions are specifically developed for avionics, secure military communications, unmanned systems, and complex control systems.

“Performance, safety, and security cannot be compromised in aerospace and defense. By working with market-leading partners, we are committed to helping our customers solve critical business issues,” said Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense, Wind River. “Through the Wind River Partner Validation Program, Wind River and its partners reduce software integration risk and enable customers to rapidly deliver projects that comply with the industry’s stringent safety standards RTCA DO-178B and EUROCAE ED-12B Level A, and its security standards Common Criteria EAL4 and EAL6+.”

The combined efforts from the Wind River Partner Validation Program will provide a steady stream of partner-validated and supported software reference platforms, allowing developers to focus on building high-value application and system capabilities, with the assurance of longevity and lifecycle support for their deployed platforms. Backed by Wind River’s global support infrastructure, these joint solutions help drive down risk for challenging and complex aerospace and defense programs.

Under the program, the following partners will integrate and validate their software with Wind River’s industry-leading embedded operating systems and tools:

AdaCore: Commercial software solutions for Ada program development;
aicas: Java analysis and development tools and fully deterministic JamaicaVM for real-time and embedded systems;
ALT Software: Software solutions that enable 2D and 3D graphics in embedded computing system displays;
Atego: Design and development tools and services for modeling architectures, complex mission and safety-critical systems and software, along with Ada and Java development solutions;
Esterel Technologies: Model-based design and verification tools for critical embedded systems that typically require certification;
Presagis: Human Machine Interface (HMI) modeling tools and graphics drivers for embedded graphics development;
PrismTech: Middleware and tools for software defined radio and for software based communications.

Wind River introduced the Wind River Partner Validation Program in May 2009, targeting the networking and telecommunications industry, and later extended the program to the industrial and medical segments. Wind River is building on its strategy to provide customers with pre-integrated platform solutions to maximize developer productivity and minimize time to market.

More information about the Wind River Partner Validation Program and solutions for aerospace and defense are available at http://www.windriver.com/partner-validation/aerospace-defense.html.

Visit the Wind River booth, stand E31, at Avionics Europe to view demonstrations with partners from the Wind River Partner Validation Program, including workshops with Esterel, ALT Software, and Presagis.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif. with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.

SUPPORTING PARTNER QUOTES
AdaCore
“As a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, strategic alignment with Wind River enables AdaCore to deploy its solutions on the widest customer base, on proven platforms, including VxWorks 5, VxWorks 6, VxWorks 6.6 for DO-178B, VxWorks 653, and VxWorks MILS,” said Robert Dewar, CEO, AdaCore. “Our large joint customers appreciate having tightly integrated solutions that quickly enable the development and deployment of critical solutions on leading processor foundations.”

aicas
“Our JamaicaVM products for running real-time Java programs in embedded systems are fully validated for Wind River’s VxWorks and Linux platforms,” said Dr. James Hunt, CEO, aicas. “Wind River’s Partner Validation Program ensures highly integrated joint solutions that give our customers a competitive edge with faster time-to-market and lower integration costs, along with accurate and responsive support.”

ALT Software
“Our global customers truly appreciate our tight integration with Wind River’s certified software platforms, including VxWorks 5, VxWorks 6, and VxWorks 653,” said Dan Joncas, vice president of sales, ALT Software. “With our combined certification software and hardware components, customers can quickly create complex avionics platforms that can rapidly achieve DO-178B and ED-12B certification.”

Atego
“The strategic alliance with Wind River is a significant driver for Atego product development going back decades,” said James B. Gambrell, executive chairman, Atego. “As a leading independent supplier of collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software, and hardware, Atego is proud to offer an expanding product line to Wind River’s Partner Validation Program for aerospace and defense. The validation program provides an excellent opportunity to better serve our shared customers. Together our technologies help reduce the stress and risk of both modernizing legacy applications as well as designing next-generation systems.”

Esterel Technologies
“Wind River and Esterel Technologies provide software engineers developing critical embedded applications a complete, integrated environment for mission and safety-critical systems that typically require certification,” said Eric Bantegnie, president and CEO, Esterel Technologies. “Our seamless integration with both Wind River Workbench and their safety-critical operating systems and our industry-leading SCADE Suite and SCADE Display platforms provides the highest efficiency in developing next generation critical control and display systems.”

Presagis
“Safety and mission-critical embedded systems powered by Presagis embedded graphics solutions and Wind River real-time operating systems are at the core of thousands of successfully deployed aircraft that have been placed into service over the last 20 years,” said Robert Kopersiewich, vice president and general manager, Embedded Graphics, Presagis. “Wind River’s Partner Validation Program will help to extend this track record by providing timely bi-lateral software integration and support in order to help our joint customers benefit from new product innovations sooner.”

PrismTech
“The combination of PrismTech’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) and OpenSplice Data Distribution Service (DDS) solutions with Wind River’s broad spectrum of operating systems and development tools that are supported by all key hardware platforms, delivers the most efficient path to success in our industry,” said Keith Steele, CEO, PrismTech. “Our integration and performance is tested daily, and the Wind River Partner Validation Program is the foundation of our joint value.”

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