PrismTech Details the Multiple Benefits of ADLINK Partnership

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The acquisition of PrismTech by ADLINK Technology has generated considerable media interest which has largely acknowledged that this move is very positive, benefiting both companies and more importantly our existing and future customers. However, some recent comments by one of our competitors on the subject have in our opinion been very misleading and we feel that we must respond.

The acquisition by ADLINK in no way undermines the security of supply for PrismTech’s products to our existing customers and markets. Both companies have a strong heritage, proven track record and culture of serving markets such as Military and Aerospace including the USA that require high-performance, high-quality products that can be used on the most sensitive projects. The fact that ADLINK is a Taiwanese owned company in no way affects this. In fact, security of supply for PrismTech customers is enhanced through the strength gained by being part of a much larger and fast growing company.

PrismTech’s Vortex suite of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is based on the Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) open standard and this makes it very straightforward for customers not already using Vortex to migrate away from their existing DDS supplier and benefit from a much more stable vendor who is investing massively in new product development. This acquisition does not affect PrismTech’s commitment to the DDS standard, with our CTO Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. remaining Co-Chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) DDS Special Interest Group (SIG).

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“ADLINK gives PrismTech a truly global reach unlike some of our competitors who have limited resources outside of the USA.”

One of the immediate benefits of the acquisition will be a much stronger USA West Coast presence with a new office in California where many of our major customers are located.

One of the key reasons that ADLINK acquired PrismTech is that there is a great synergy related to the markets that we serve, both companies for example have a strong heritage serving the international Military and Aerospace communities. Combining PrismTech’s software leadership and ADLINK’s hardware expertise and competitiveness will leverage the strengths of both companies to create new value-adding system-level solutions (hardware + software) for our target markets, including exciting new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Markets such as industrial automation, smart energy, smart cities and healthcare.

PrismTech will be run as an autonomous business unit of ADLINK ensuring that we can remain highly customer focused while leveraging the additional strengths and synergy of ADLINK. Any new combination products with ADLINK hardware will be additive to our product lines and not in any way change our fundamental policy of Vortex being hardware and vendor agnostic. PrismTech will continue to work in the same way with all hardware, RTOS and other technology vendors that offer complementary products to Vortex.

In summary, the main changes existing customers will notice from this acquisition will be in acceleration in the development of new and exciting products. PrismTech has been a trusted suppler to numerous fortune 5000 companies for over twenty years, the acquisition by ADLINK will not change this. With the financial strength and support of ADLINK our customers can be confident that security of supply and long term investment in Vortex product development will be enhanced by the acquisition.

Vortex 2.0 is now available to download

PrismTech is pleased to announce that Vortex 2.0, a major upgrade of its award winning Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform is now generally available for evaluation and purchase. The Vortex platform provides the most comprehensive Industrial IoT solution for integrating devices, real-time high performance edge-based Fog networks and Cloud systems.

Vortex 2.0 delivers significant benefits in terms of support for Fog computing, improved robustness, security, platform support and ease of use. Vortex 2.0 includes the following new functionality:

  • Vortex OpenSplice 6.6 – includes new features such as Google Protocol Buffer (GPB) support, latest ISO C++ API, dynamic network partitions, Durability Service optimizations, coherent updates – full PresentationQoSPolicy support,  RnR Service – split file recording and Python scripting support for OpenSplice Tester
  • Vortex Fog 1.x – a new addition to the platform providing secure interest based routing of real-time information between UDP (multicast and unicast) enabled edge networks and TCP endpoints, enabling Device-Fog, Fog-Fog and Fog-Cloud connectivity
  • Vortex Cloud 1.3 – includes new Boundary Security solution
  • Vortex Lite 2.0 – latest ISO C++ API, enhanced Durability QoS, support for Windows 10, Mac OS X10.1
  • Vortex Insight 1.2 – usability improvements

Vortex is ideally suited for mission-critical distributed and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. It is based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for Internet scale real-time 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); for IIoT systems Vortex delivers the right information to the right place at the right time.

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Steve Jennis on the latest OpenSystems Media “5 Minutes with…” interview

Open Systems Media EVP, Richard Nass features PrismTech Corporate Development SVP Steve Jennis on their latest segment of “Five Minutes with…” interviews.

Steve talks about getting the right data at the right place and time for maximum value, how to handle the mass amounts of data that the IoT can bring in and how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) differs (and is similar) to the more well known consumer IoT.

“We help people to extract business value for the Internet of Things because its really the data that is the heart of the value add.. and getting the right data at the right time, at the right place so that applications or analytics – or end systems can perform their application magic on the data to generate new insights or optimization opportunities… or productivity opportunities,  create new services – it all depends on getting the right data to the right place at the right time” Steve Jennis said.

Vortex intelligent data sharing platform selected by Harbrick for world’s first OS for building autonomous vehicles

PrismTech’s Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform Selected by Harbrick for World’s First Operating System for Building Autonomous Vehicles

Robotics company Harbrick has selected Vortex™ to serve as the intelligent data sharing platform for its PolySync, the world’s first out-of-box operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicles.

PolySync is comprised of a set of software tools and services that make it easier to build advanced autonomous vehicles.  Similar to the benefits Android and iOS provide to mobile apps developers, PolySync is an OS for autonomous vehicles that provides a massive plug and play ecosystem of sensors, actuators, computing hardware, and third party software.  It uses a standardized API that transforms autonomous vehicle development into app development.  PolySync handles the sensor drivers, data management, and fault tolerance.

“Working with the PrismTech team allows us to stand on the shoulders of giants,” said Josh Hartung, CEO of Harbrick.  “PrismTech’s track record of success providing real-time distributed system solutions for a variety of mission and safety critical environments, along with its outstanding tooling and customer support, is a perfect fit for our needs.”

Vortex serves as the data sharing backbone for PolySync by controlling, monitoring, and regulating the data interfaces—ensuring the right data gets to the right place in real-time.  Vortex provides PolySync with the platform to optimize data accessibility and usability.

Vortex enabled Harbrick to utilize development resources more effectively.  Specifically, Harbrick would have needed to employ a team 10 times larger over the period of one year to build the required feature set for the first commercial release.  Vortex tooling has been measured to reduce debugging by as much as 52 percent and increase new feature development by a multiple of 16.

“The autonomous vehicle industry provides an exciting opportunity for PrismTech to deliver its high performance data-sharing platform into a growing market sector,” said Spiros Motsenigos, VP US Sales, PrismTech.  “The technologies that are fueling this industry are continuing to develop and Vortex is proving to serve as a catalyst to this growth.”

Vortex is based on the OMG™’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing.  It 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) facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

For further information about Vortex please visit PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

PrismTech and OCTO collaborate to provide a broad range of solutions for the Internet of Things market

Paris, France – March 31, 2015 – PrismTech™ announced it is collaborating with OCTO, a systems integrator consulting firm, to provide a broad range of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.  Through the partnership, OCTO will be able to offer its clients an intelligent data-sharing platform — PrismTech’s Vortex product family — that is optimally designed for their IoT systems.

Vortex provides the most efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing.  It is ideally suited for IoT applications and is based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard.  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) making it suitable to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

“By partnering with PrismTech, OCTO is now positioned as a major player in high performance platform development,” said Damien Joguet, Associate Director, OCTO.  “We can now offer our customers a comprehensive range of services –from data acquisition, data analytics, and data storage to helping them maximize the value of their data.”

PrismTech and OCTO share a common vision to deliver innovative, optimized solutions that can unlock all the significant benefits projected to be delivered by IoT and Industrial IoT systems.

“OCTO provides the right blend of exceptional skills and creativity to consistently deliver outstanding solutions to its customers,” said Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech.  “We are very excited about this partnership as it will continue to broaden Vortex’s reach in the IoT market and further help companies achieve the full benefits of the IoT.”

PrismTech Named a Top Power Player in the Internet of Things by IoT Nexus

PrismTech Named Internet of Things Power Player

 

 

 

PrismTech, developer of Vortex — an intelligent data-sharing platform, earned the recognition based on an industry-wide survey to discover the most powerful and innovative companies in the IoT industry

Boston, MA, USA – March 23, 2015 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it has been recognized by business intelligence provider IoT Nexus as a “Top 50 Power Player in the Internet of Things.”  The high profile recognition was based on an industry-wide survey to discover the companies considered most powerful and most innovative in the industry.

Through its industry leading Vortex™ platform suite, PrismTech offers the most comprehensive intelligent data-sharing platform solution for IoT systems.  The Vortex platform family includes Vortex Café for mobile phones and tablets, Vortex Cloud for cloud services, Vortex OpenSplice™ for corporate systems and now Vortex Lite for embedded sensors.

“We’re honored that the industry has recognized PrismTech as a Top Power Player in the Internet of Things,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development at PrismTech.  “To be included as a power player with the likes of IBM, GE, ARM—and many other of the industry’s most recognizable names — is an outstanding accolade for our team.”

Most recently, the company announced that Vortex has been selected to serve as the data-sharing backbone for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a revolutionary facility designed to create an unprecedented 3-D map of the universe and anticipated to produce 30 terabytes of data every night.

PrismTech also was recently named a Sand Hill Group “Needle Mover” in building the future of the Internet of Things and a Postscapes “Must-Follow IoT Company”.  Gartner recognized the company as a “Cool Vendor” and Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development for the company, has been recognized as one of the most influential Internet of Things executives by market researcher Appinions.

Vortex is based on the OMG™’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing.  It 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) facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

The full report is available from www.iot-nexus.com

PrismTech’s Vortex Helps the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to Analyze the Deepest Mysteries of the Universe

PrismTech’s Vortex Helps the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to Analyze the Deepest Mysteries of the Universe

AURA selects the Vortex real-time data-sharing platform to efficiently process 30 terabytes of data every night

Boston, MA, USA – March 09, 2015 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) has selected its Vortex™ data-sharing platform for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a highly anticipated and revolutionary facility designed to create an unprecedented 3-D map of the universe and unveil the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

In the effort to deliver this extraordinary wide-field astronomical survey of the universe, the LSST will leverage innovative camera, telescope and data management technology.  Employing an 8.4-meter ground-based telescope with two aspherical optical surfaces on one substrate and simultaneous casting of the primary and tertiary mirrors, and the world’s largest, 3200-megapixels digital camera, it is anticipated that this 10-year survey of the universe will produce 30 terabytes of data every night.

Vortex functions as the data-sharing backbone to the LSST facility, serving to control, monitor and regulate the data interfaces and ensuring the right data gets to the right place in real-time.  Based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, Vortex provides LSST with a federated architecture that optimizes data accessibility and usability.

“We can’t overstate the impact and significance of Vortex and the DDS standard for the LSST effort,” said German Schumacher, Software Manager, AURA.  “It’s not just that DDS makes it easier and faster for this telemetric data to be shared, analyzed and acted upon throughout the system.  What Vortex provides the developers is the freedom to concentrate on the application not on the communication.  That is entirely taken care of for us with DDS.  Vortex was specifically chosen over other DDS implementations because of its superior shared memory architecture.”

Additional specific benefits of adopting Vortex:

  • It enables component decoupling allowing for more focused development and testing. Productivity is increased by as much as 16x
  • Without DDS the development team would have been 3 times larger
  • The shared memory architecture greatly simplified the system design

Vortex has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time systems.  Vortex sets new levels of performance, robustness, scalability, fault-tolerance and portability (platform support).

“It is certainly exciting to be able to play a crucial role in a fundamental research program of the breathtaking scope of the LSST,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech.  “Vortex uniquely meets the extremely demanding requirements of the LSST in terms of performance, scalability, reliability and productivity.  As such, we are very proud of how Vortex is able to support and enable this amazing initiative.”

Supported through a public-private partnership featuring an immense collaboration of countries, companies and universities—including more than 400 scientists and engineers—LSST is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and private funding raised by the non-profit LSST Corporation. AURA manages the LSST Project Office.  LSST has been identified as a national scientific priority in reports by diverse national panels, including several National Academy of Sciences and federal agency advisory committees.

For further information about Vortex please visit PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.