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.

Introducing Vortex the Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for Business-Critical IoT Systems

Today I’m excited to announce PrismTech’s new Vortex product, an Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for Business-Critical Internet of Things (IoT) Systems. Vortex provides efficient, secure and interoperable real-time Device to Device (D2D) and Device to Cloud information 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 (QoS).

Vortex enables system-wide data sharing for machines, devices and people. It allows users leverage the growing proliferation of data in next generation intelligent devices to create new IoT solutions. Vortex helps users to harness the ever-increasing amounts of device generated data, process the data in real-time and act on events as quickly as they occur to drive smarter decisions, enable new services / revenue streams and reduce costs. Vortex simplifies the development, the deployment and the management of large scale IoT applications, so enabling users to bring their new products and solutions to the market more quickly.

The Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform consists of the Vortex Device and Vortex Cloud. The Vortex platform product bundles are designed to provide a range of capabilities that best suit the specific needs of a system:

Vortex Device enables device applications to securely share real-time data using different device platform and network configurations. This includes being able to support data sharing between devices (Device to Device) on the same Local Area Network (LAN), data sharing between devices and a Cloud-based datacenter (Device to Cloud) and between devices and a Web browser client. Vortex Device includes interoperable data sharing technologies that can support a broad range of Enterprise, Embedded and Handheld systems. Vortex Device also includes a suite of advanced tooling that helps users design, develop, test, debug, tune, monitor and manage deployed Vortex systems and systems of systems.

Vortex Cloud extends the capabilities of Vortex Device with support for data sharing over a Wide Area Network (WAN). This includes being able to share data seamlessly between applications running on different LANs via the Internet. Vortex Cloud can be used with Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud infrastructures.

PrismTech Announces the Availability of Vortex

The award-winning Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform for Business-Critical IoT Systems, Ensures the Right Data Gets to the Right Place at the Right Time

IoT World, Palo Alto, CA, USA and IoT Week, London, UK – June 17, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems and Gartner ‘Cool Vendor,’ today announced that its new Vortex™ Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform will be available (upon request) as of July 14, 2014.  Vortex is targeted at business-critical Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems, sometimes also referred to as the Industrial Internet, Industrial IoT (IIoT) or Enterprise-grade IoT systems.

Vortex builds on proven technologies and open standards to provide an efficient solution for Device-to-Device and Device-to-Cloud system-wide interoperability in real-time.  It is a key 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 business-critical and IIoT systems.

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 IoT system solutions for many vertical markets: Healthcare, IT&Networks, Energy, Transportation, Urban Environment and Industrial Automation, to name a few.

The Vortex platform includes components (software agents) to connect mobile phones and tablets (Vortex Café), connected sensors and machines (Vortex Lite) and 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.

The Vortex family also comes with a complete set of tools in support of systems’ 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 IoT application development technologies (such as IDEs, Java EE application servers, M2M platforms and analytics engines).

“Vortex represents a breakthrough in software enablement technology for the IoT and particularly the most demanding and business-critical applications of the IoT,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech.  “It is unique in offering the first 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.”

To request an evaluation of Vortex please email info@prismtech.com or contact us via the PrismTech website at: http://www.prismtech.com/contact-us.

Further information about Vortex is available from: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

Introducing Vortex the Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for Business-Critical IoT Systems

Today I’m excited to announce PrismTech’s new Vortex product, an Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for Business-Critical Internet of Things (IoT) Systems. Vortex provides efficient, secure and interoperable real-time Device to Device (D2D) and Device to Cloud information 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 (QoS).

Vortex enables system-wide data sharing for machines, devices and people. It allows users leverage the growing proliferation of data in next generation intelligent devices to create new IoT solutions. Vortex helps users to harness the ever-increasing amounts of device generated data, process the data in real-time and act on events as quickly as they occur to drive smarter decisions, enable new services / revenue streams and reduce costs. Vortex simplifies the development, the deployment and the management of large scale IoT applications, so enabling users to bring their new products and solutions to the market more quickly.

The Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform consists of the Vortex Device and Vortex Cloud. The Vortex platform product bundles are designed to provide a range of capabilities that best suit the specific needs of a system:

Vortex Device enables device applications to securely share real-time data using different device platform and network configurations. This includes being able to support data sharing between devices (Device to Device) on the same Local Area Network (LAN), data sharing between devices and a Cloud-based datacenter (Device to Cloud) and between devices and a Web browser client. Vortex Device includes interoperable data sharing technologies that can support a broad range of Enterprise, Embedded and Handheld systems. Vortex Device also includes a suite of advanced tooling that helps users design, develop, test, debug, tune, monitor and manage deployed Vortex systems and systems of systems.

Vortex Cloud extends the capabilities of Vortex Device with support for data sharing over a Wide Area Network (WAN). This includes being able to share data seamlessly between applications running on different LANs via the Internet. Vortex Cloud can be used with Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud infrastructures.

To discover more please:

  • Visit the Vortex product Website
  • Register for the Vortex Introductory Webcast
  • Interact with the Vortex demo
  • Read the Whitepaper