Use System Engineering

Industry Solutions Used:

  • Smart Energy and Utilities

Vortex OpenSplice has been selected by USE System Engineering for its Contactless Energy & Data Distribution (CEDD) system, an innovative contactless energy and communication technology

USE System Engineering based in Haaksbergen, The Netherlands, has selected Vortex™ OpenSplice™ as its data connectivity solution for the company’s Contactless Energy & Data Distribution (CEDD®) system, an innovative contactless energy and communication technology.

CEDD® allows energy and data transport to be combined in a two-wired cable system, a base station and contactless user points.  With this structured cable concept, evacuation systems in tunnels, Air Ground Lighting (AGL) systems, helicopter decks or dynamic road markings can easily be installed or replaced without galvanic contacting the cable.  The CEDD® system is especially designed for situations with high safety requirements and continuous operation, such as airports. (

The essential task of robust data connectivity between platform components is provided by Vortex OpenSplice, a product proven in numerous business and mission-critical environments in markets such as Aerospace & Defense, Smart Energy, Transportation, Industrial Automation, Transportation, Healthcare and Smart Cities.

Vortex OpenSplice enables decoupling between interfaces, making the provisioning framework easier to maintain and extend.  Loose coupling helps reduce system complexity and makes the integration of new components much easier.  It also helps enable applications that are portable across products.

USE System Engineering recently installed AGL lighting systems at some airports in the Netherlands with the CEDD® technology.  It was completed in record time thanks to the simplicity of the system.

"Vortex OpenSplice gives us the data connectivity that is crucial for CEDD®," said Hans van der Kuil, CEO/solutions architect, USE System Engineering.  "Vortex OpenSplice is the ideal solution to provide us with efficient, secure and interoperable real-time data sharing."

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