Vortex 2.1 is now available

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.

“This new version of the Vortex platform highlights how we have significantly accelerated our new product development following our recent acquisition by ADLINK Technology,” said Angelo Corsaro, CTO, PrismTech.  “We look forward to delivering many new extremely innovative IoT products to our global customer base in the coming months.”

 

Extend your DDS systems to Web, Cloud and Mobile Environments with Vortex

If you are currently using DDS (Data Distribution Service), then extending your system to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) has never been easier.

Compliant with the DDS standard and the DDSI interoperability protocol, PrismTech’s Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform provides many capabilities not available from other vendors but required by next generation IoT systems.  These include cloud data sharing and WAN connectivity, support for Android devices and mobile environments, embedded device support, dynamic web browser application support and the ability to integrate DDS with a broad range of other IoT communication protocols and standards.

The Vortex platform includes:

  • Vortex Cloud extends the capabilities of a DDS system with support for data sharing over a Wide Area Network.
  • Vortex Café is the only “pure” Java DDS implementation specifically optimized for mobility and Android devices.
  • Vortex Lite provides real-time data sharing for severely resource-limited devices and sensors.
  • Vortex Insight is a browser-based, location-independent monitoring tool for DDS systems and systems-of-systems.
  • Vortex OpenSplice is a fully featured DDS implementation targeted for server-class (desktops, racks, etc.) platforms.

All of the Vortex technologies can work with and interoperate with existing DDSI compliant systems. If you would like to know more about how Vortex can be used to extend your system with new capabilities while protecting you previous DDS technology investments, >>> Find out more

Vortex Café : Power + Portability combined for “write once, run anywhere” data connectivity.

PrismTech features Vortex Café on its latest video. The only pure Java™ implementation of the OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) that enables seamless, efficient and timely data sharing across multi-core machines, mobile and embedded devices, Vortex Café is optimized for Android OS and J2SE Java™ Virtual Machines (JVMs). It combines the benefits of the Java™ programming model with real-time data sharing enabling users to bring next generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications to market more quickly. Vortex Café is the first real-time peer-to-peer middleware infrastructure designed for mobility whilst enabling seamless interoperability with existing DDS systems. Vortex Café brings the benefits and productivity advantages of the Java™ programming language such as “write once, run anywhere” portability and programming efficiency, combined with the real-time data sharing performance and Quality-of-Service (QoS) control required by industrial and business-critical IoT systems.

Find out more about Vortex Café and download our latest resources.

PrismTech earns special recognition as first industry (non-founding) member of the Industrial Internet Consortium

The IIC highlights PrismTech during its quarterly meeting, which also coincides with the consortium’s one-year anniversary

 

Boston, MA, USA – March 26, 2015 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, was honored this week as the first industry (non-founding) member of the Industrial Internet Consortium.  The IIC highlighted PrismTech’s early involvement in the consortium during its quarterly meeting, which also coincided with the IIC’s one-year anniversary.

Through the efforts of founding members AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel, the IIC launched as an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds.  With the addition of early adopters such as PrismTech, the IIC is attracting the leading organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet.

“We are honored to be recognized by the IIC as its first non-founder industry member,” said Keith Steele, CEO, PrismTech.  “Our intelligent data-sharing platform, Vortex, is proving to be a key enabling technology for Industrial Internet systems.  Our active participation in the IIC provides an outstanding opportunity to work closely with the other leaders in the industry to help shape the future of the Industrial Internet and enable these systems to deliver the significant economic benefits we know are possible.”

Through its industry leading Vortex™ platform suite, PrismTech offers the most comprehensive intelligent data-sharing platform solution for Internet of Things (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 Vortex Lite for embedded sensors.

In addition to this IIC recognition, the company was recently honored by IoT Nexus as a “Top Power Player in the Internet of Things.”  The company also has been 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.

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 Announces General Availability of Vortex, the Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Industrial Internet of Things

Based on the Data Distribution Service open standard, Vortex is optimally suited for IIoT systems such as those targeted for smart city, smart grid, transportation, healthcare and industrial automation environments

Boston, MA, USA – October 13, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced its new Vortex™ Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform is now generally available for evaluation and purchase.  The Vortex platform provides the most comprehensive real-time data sharing solution for integrating device (sensors to servers), web, mobile and cloud environments.

Vortex is ideally suited for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and is based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard.  Vortex 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); hence its suitability for delivering the right information to the right place at the right time.

In comparison to other proposed IIoT protocols such as MQTT, AMQP, XMPP and CoAP only DDS can provide the real-time, many-to-many, managed connectivity required by high-performance device-to-device applications.  DDS is also emerging as a key interoperable messaging protocol for connecting real-time device networks to cloud based Data Centers.

Vortex creates a system-wide global data space offering more than 20 configurable QoS to ensure the performance, efficiency, agility, security and robustness required of business-critical systems.  It thus helps system integrators, OEMs, device vendors and cloud service providers deliver high-performance IIoT system solutions for many vertical markets, including smart cities and urban environments, smart grid and energy, transportation, healthcare, IT & networks, and industrial automation.

The Vortex platform includes Vortex Café for mobile phones and tablets, Vortex Lite for embedded sensors, Vortex Cloud for cloud services and Vortex OpenSplice™ for corporate systems.

From a Starter Kit (Café, Web and tools) to the full platform suite, Vortex components are delivered in convenient and affordable development and deployment bundles to simplify the evaluation and procurement process.

The Vortex family also comes with a complete set of tools to support system development and management (e.g. configuring, testing, optimizing, monitoring and recording system behavior) and it provides a rich and open API for integration with other IIoT application development technologies, such as IDEs, Java EE application servers, M2M platforms and analytics engines.

“We developed Vortex to specifically address the performance needs and requirements of the Internet of Things, particularly the most demanding and business-critical applications,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech.  “Vortex is an extremely powerful and flexible platform that enables all IoT end-point applications to share data in real-time — mobile employees, smart machines, tiny sensors, enterprise / cloud applications including data analytics and legacy systems.”

Vortex is available for free 30-day evaluation from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/software-downloads.

PrismTech to Present Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform at Industrial Internet Consortium Meeting

Vortex presentation features as part of IIC’s “member information sessions” at its quarterly meeting in Austin, Texas

Boston, MA, USA – September 05, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, will be a featured presenter during the “member information sessions” prior to the start of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s quarterly meeting scheduled in September in Austin, Texas.

The day-long member information sessions are scheduled September 15 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin and will feature several consortium members.  PrismTech’s session titled “Vortex™: The Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Industrial Internet of Things” will run from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.  Company executives and technical leaders will provide an overview of the Vortex platform for Industrial Internet environments, including a detailed Q&A session.

A public forum titled “The Industrial Internet: A Sense of the Future” will run in parallel with the member information sessions.  The Industrial Internet Consortium quarterly meeting, hosted in the same location, will run September 16-18.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications are naturally data-centric and operate as data-flow systems where (1) data is efficiently and securely gathered from a large and disparate set of end systems and applications, such as embedded, mobile, web, enterprise and cloud applications, (2) high volume data flows are analysed in real-time and stored for long term analytics, and (3) intelligence derived by the analytics engines, processed data and control decisions are efficiently and securely shared.

Information is the currency of the IIoT, therefore the selection of the data-sharing technology is a critical element of successful IIoT systems. The market is currently considering a number of different technology solutions; among these, the OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) is emerging as the standard that best fulfils the data sharing needs of IIoT systems and applications.

This presentation will (1) introduce PrismTech’s Vortex: the only DDS-based platform designed ground up to address the data-sharing needs of the most challenging IIoT systems, (2) explain how Vortex compares to other technologies and addresses the efficiency, performance, scalability, interoperability, and security needs of IIoT systems, and (3) highlight a number of key use cases that demonstrate how Vortex is being used today.

Vortex includes components to connect and share real-time information between mobile phones and tablets (Vortex Café), sensors and machines (Vortex Lite), Cloud services (Vortex Cloud), from its Starter Kit (Café and tools) to the full Vortex suite, its components are delivered in convenient and affordable development and deployment bundles to simplify the evaluation and procurement process.

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