OT/IT Connectivity with Vortex Edge Connect

One of the main challenges facing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) community is connecting operational or field systems, comprised of devices and other data sources utilizing a diverse range of protocols with higher level Internet of Things (IoT) systems. This is where Vortex Edge Connect comes in.

Vortex Edge Connect ingests data from industrial devices such as PLCs, PAC, RTUs, DAQs, sensors, actuators, etc. using a range of Operational Technology (OT) protocols. This ingested data is then converted into a normalized in-memory data model which enables this data to be shared with other higher level systems such as SCADA systems, analytics engines, ERP, MES, etc.

Due to the Vortex Edge Connects innovative design, it is highly scalable and can support 1-to-1, 1-to-many, or many-to-many data connection models. Whether you’re in a Linux or Windows environment, Vortex Edge Connect is platform and operating system independent, enabling you to deploy with ease and peace of mind for expansion and integration.

For more information on Vortex Edge Connect, please visit our website.

PrismTech Collaborates with Red Hat to Deliver Connectivity Solutions for the Internet of Things

Will provide customers with a robust, flexible, and easy-to-use platform to connect IoT applications, data, services, and devices

Stirling, UK – June 10, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it has become a Red Hat EMEA Advanced ISV Partner.  This will enable PrismTech to embed Red Hat JBoss Fuse as part its Vortex™ Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies.

PrismTech’s Vortex is an efficient, secure and interoperable device-to-device and device-to-Cloud real-time data-sharing platform with more than 20 configurable end-to-end Qualities-of-Service (QoS).

Vortex Gateway plans to leverage Red Hat JBoss Fuse and its support for multiple protocols (MQTT, XMPP, AMQP, JMS), support for more than 100 connectors, and support for integrating with proprietary and Web Technologies such as W3C Web Services and RESTful Web Services, to seamlessly integrate with applications, services, and devices.

“We are delighted to welcome PrismTech to the Red Hat EMEA Advanced ISV Partner Program,” said Simon Williams, head of ISVs, EMEA, Red Hat.  “We believe that the combination of Red Hat JBoss Fuse technology and PrismTech’s Vortex Gateway will provide an excellent connectivity solution for next generation IoT applications.”

“PrismTech is extremely pleased to become a Red Hat EMEA Advanced ISV Partner,” added Andrew Foster, Product Marketing Manager, PrismTech.  “Working closely with Red Hat will allow us to deliver more comprehensive connectivity solutions for our global customer base in markets including: aerospace and defense, financial services, healthcare, industrial automation, smart cities and transportation.”

Further information about Vortex is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

PrismTech Announces the Release of OpenSplice Enterprise version 6.4

Boston, MA, USA – February 20, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the release of OpenSplice™ Enterprise v6.4.

The latest OpenSplice Enterprise v6.4 features TCP/IP support for the DDSI2 networking service. It also provides GA support for the ISO C++ PSM (API) as an alternative to the previous 2006 C++ API. Both TCP/IP and ISO C++ PSM are included as part of OpenSplice v6.4 core.

OpenSplice Enterprise v6.4 includes updates to the Record and Replay service which allows users to select a binary-storage as an optional alternative to the previously supported xml-based story format. RnR service importing/exporting storages are now significantly faster compared to the v6.3 release.

Other additions include support for the Raspberry Pi single board computer running Linux and a new OpenSplice Enterprise Evaluation and Benchmarking Guide with supporting benchmarking examples.

The latest OpenSplice Enterprise v6.4 is available for free evaluation download here.

PrismTech Launches Spectra DTP4700L

New lower frequency platform variant for development of complex SCA compliant, military, homeland security and commercial networking waveformsSDR’12–WInnComm-Europe, Brussels, Belgium – June 27, 2012 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the general availability of Spectra™ DTP4700L, a next-generation Development and Test Platform (DTP) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers.Spectra DTP4700L is the latest addition to PrismTech’s Spectra DTP family of Radio Frequency (RF) capable Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development systems.  The DTP4700L covers the frequency range 30MHz – 1600MHz making it compatible for development activities with lower frequency military waveforms such as MUOS, HAVEQUICK and SATURN.

Spectra DTP4700 is an optimized, small form-factor platform with low power consumption which is ideally suited to the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constraints of next generation Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) SDR environments.  The DTP4700 is a Linux based platform that comes complete with the SCA 2.2.2 compliant Spectra Core Framework, CORBA®-compliant Spectra ORB middleware, and SCA platform device software.

Spectra DTP4700 platforms are fully supported by PrismTech’s market leading Spectra CX tool for SCA component modeling, code generation and compliance validation.

“Adding a low frequency option to the award winning Spectra DTP4700 allows PrismTech to offer customers a development and test platform for a broad range of waveforms,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development and SDR, PrismTech.  “Developers will benefit from this easy to use, single vendor, fully integrated COTS solution.”

Further detailed information about Spectra DTP4700L is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/products.

PrismTech Delivers New Productivity Boost for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Developers with GA Release of Spectra CX v3.4 Tool

New C Code Generation and Compliance Testing Features Reduce Cost of Building Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Compliant Radios

Boston, MA, USA – February 13, 2012 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the General Availability (GA) of version 3.4 of Spectra™ CX, the latest upgrade to its industry-leading Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development tool.  Spectra CX v3.4 adds significant new functionality and features that further boosts the productivity of SDR and SCA application and platform developers.

Spectra CX is a key part of PrismTech’s Spectra suite of fully integrated Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) tools, middleware, core frameworks, and development platforms for SCA developers.  Spectra CX is a model-driven architecture and development (MDA/MDD) tool that supports the complete SCA development lifecycle; allowing the developer to start developing application and/or platform code immediately with highly-productive requirements, modeling, code generation, code validation and deployment assistance features.  This results in a faster time-to-market, lower costs, better software quality, increased portability, and superior compliance for all SCA waveform and platform code developed with Spectra CX.

Spectra CX v3.4 introduces a new C Code Generator that generates SCA compliant ANSI C code for SCA components.  The C code generator introduces the ability to develop SCA compliant components for Digital Signal Processors (DSP) by leveraging the Spectra ORB C Edition.

Spectra CX v3.4 also provides the following specific improvements for SCA developers:

  • Generation of resource, resource factory, device, loadable device and executable compliance tests according to the JTEL Application and Operating Requirements lists for components developed with or outside of Spectra CX,
  • Support for generating and customizing compliance reports based on test execution,
  • Generation of a test framework including mirror component for writing functional tests against the user added ports on a component,
  • Support for running Spectra CX on a 64-bit Linux or Windows host operating system.

Spectra CX v3.4 also comes with a new licensing model which increases usage flexibility and thus value and productivity for project teams.  Current users of Spectra CX with a valid support contract will automatically receive Spectra CX v3.4 updates (under their current license terms).

“We are very pleased with the latest release of Spectra CX.  Spectra CX already sets the standard for the most productive and efficient SCA waveform and platform development available.  Spectra CX v3.4’s new support for DSP environments and C Code generation means that productivity gains can now be easily achieved across more of the signal processing chain so reducing time to market for our customers radio products,” said Francis Bordeleau, SVP Tooling Business, PrismTech.

An on-demand webcast introducing Spectra CX v3.4 is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/resources/webcast-archive and further information about Spectra CX is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/products/spectra-cx.

SYSGO and PrismTech announce integration of ElinOS and OpenSplice DDS

Combination of embedded Linux and ultra-low-latency messaging middleware delivers a commercially-supported Open Source platform for industrial-grade safety and security applications

Sysgo LogoMainz, Germany; Edinburgh, UK; Boston, MA, USA — July 02, 2010 — SYSGO announced today the first integrated product resulting from its partner agreement with PrismTech™. SYSGO is a leading supplier of software platforms for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications. PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in performance-critical middleware for advanced software integration. The two companies worked together to fully integrate PrismTech’s OpenSplice™ DDS ultra-low-latency messaging middleware with SYSGO’s ELinOS industrial-grade Linux RTOS.

Developers of performance-critical systems in many industry sectors are facing a growing need for distributed, Real-time information availability. Traditional middleware technologies (e.g. based on non-Real-time publish/subscribe or client/server paradigms) are not an option, especially in a context of demanding Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements such as fault-tolerance and determinism. These QoS requirements are increasingly seen in performance-critical application domains such as: combat management and surveillance systems for military services, air traffic control systems in civil aviation, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in industrial control.

OpenSplice DDS from PrismTech provides a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) messaging middleware solution for these demanding network-centric systems. An implementation of the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS) specification, OpenSplice DDS allows system integrators to take advantage of industry-wide participation in formulating the Standard for performance-critical messaging middleware.

OpenSplice DDS is the most complete, most correct, and most robust implementation of the DDS specification and is further differentiated from other messaging middleware by its Open Source licensing model (LGPL), its ultra-low-latency performance, its proven scalability and reliability in mission-critical deployments, its user-friendly selection of commercial packages and pricing options, and its consequent best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Our ELinOS customers are very often facing the challenge of selecting a middleware they can trust,” said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing of SYSGO. “What makes our partnership with PrismTech so unique and compelling is that, beyond PrismTech’s sound reputation and the undisputable quality of their OpenSplice DDS solution, we share the same approach of providing Open Source implementations to fully satisfy our customers’ industrial needs. This has been the philosophy of ELinOS since the beginning.”

ELinOS is a Linux-based development environment and, unlike traditional Linux implementations and distributions, is purpose-built for demanding industrial applications. SYSGO’s 15+ years of field expertise ensures not only an embedded Linux offering ideally suited for real-world complex applications, but also the ability to back it up with unmatched world-class support.

Available on Linux or Windows hosts, ELinOS is easy to install and can be used by novices. BSPs (Board Support Packages) for many of the most successful boards on the market are included, as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, and for the other SYSGO flagship product, PikeOS. In addition to the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports: PowerPC, ARM, MIPS, and SH platforms, in both single and multi-core versions. ELinOS also includes CODEO, the Eclipse-based development environment that provides guided configuration, remote debugging, target monitoring, remote application deployment, and timing analyses in addition to standard application development features such as compilers and assemblers.

“We are really demanding in our choice of product partners,” declared Angelo Corsaro, OpenSplice DDS CTO for PrismTech. “Our business requires high quality and innovative solutions combined with superior expertise and responsiveness from technical staff. We know that SYSGO offers superior products and services and plays “in the same league” as we do. Combining ElinOS, their embedded Linux product that is widely used in industrial applications with OpenSplice DDS is the guarantee for our customers that they can get the best of both worlds: Open Source technology, professionally implemented, to satisfy the most-demanding industrial requirements.”

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.

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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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