We are a strong supporter of open software standards and is a member of a number of initiatives including:
Object Management Group
We have been an active member of the Object Management Group® (OMG®) for over twenty years. Our Vortex products provide the leading commercial and open source implementations of the OMG Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems™ (DDS™) standards.
Founded in April 1989 by eleven companies, the OMG began independent operations as a not-for-profit corporation. Through the OMG's commitment to developing technically excellent, commercially viable and vendor independent specifications for the software industry, the consortium now includes approximately 800 members. The OMG is moving forward in establishing the Model Driven Architecture™ as the "Architecture of Choice for a Connected World" ™ through its worldwide standard specifications.
The OMG was formed to create a component-based software marketplace by accelerating the introduction of standardized object software. The organization's charter includes the establishment of industry guidelines and detailed object management specifications to provide a common framework for application development. Conformance to these specifications will make it possible to develop a heterogeneous computing environment across all major hardware platforms and operating systems. Implementations of OMG specifications can be found on many operating systems across the world today.
The OMG's series of specifications detail the necessary standard interfaces for Distributed Object Computing. OMG specifications are used worldwide to develop and deploy distributed applications for vertical markets, including Manufacturing, Finance, Telecoms, Electronic Commerce, Real-time systems and Health Care.
The OMG defines object management as software development that models the real world through representation of "objects." These objects are the encapsulation of the attributes, relationships and methods of software identifiable program components. A key benefit of an object-oriented system is its ability to expand in functionality by extending existing components and adding new objects to the system. Object management results in faster application development, easier maintenance, enormous scalability and reusable software.
Further information about the OMG is available from their website at: http://www.omg.org
We joined the OpenFog Consortium to help enable efficient Edge to Cloud Data connectivity for the Internet of Things.
The OpenFog Consortium was formed to accelerate the deployment of Fog Computing technologies through the development of an open architecture that and identifies core technologies and including the capabilities such as of distributed computing, networking, and storage. The OpenFog Consortium was formned by a coalition of leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem including ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp, and the Princeton University Edge Laboratory. Fog computing technology distributes the resources and services of computation, communication, control, and storage closer to devices and systems at or near the users. The OpenFog non-profit global consortium is driving industry and academic leadership in fog computing architectures with whitepapers, testbeds, and other deliverables that demonstrate best practices for interoperability and composability between cloud and edge architectures. By utilizing existing standards work and proven approaches, the consortium will reduce the time required to deliver the end-to-end IoT scenarios (technologies, architectures, testbeds, and business development) that the market is demanding.
We have extensive experience in the application of Fog Computing and Edge Computing technologies to help enable efficient edge to cloud data connectivity for the IoT. Our new Vortex Fog product provides secure interest-based routing of real-time data between high performance peer-to-peer UDP the (multicast and unicast) enabled edge networks and TCP/IP unicast networks and endpoints, including the Cloud.
Further information about IIC is available from their website at: http://www.openfogconsortium.org.
Weh have a rich history developing Data Distribution Service (DDS) solutions for the military and aerospace industries and through the FACE consortium, we work closely with other aviation leaders on standardization, interoperability, and portability of infrastructure and software within avionics systems.
The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, a consortium of The Open Group is taking a leadership role in developing open standards for avionics systems of the future. The FACE Consortium was formed in 2010 as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. Its FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. The standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. The latest edition of the standard further promotes application interoperability and portability with enhanced requirements for exchanging data among FACE components and emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.
We provide an Open Source (LGPL) FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Imeplementation for developers to use with the Data Distribution Service standard.
Our DDS implementation is listed on the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium website as Third Party Tools for FACE Applications.
Further information about the FACE Consortium is available at: http://www.opengroup.org/face.
Wireless Innovation Forum (Software Defined Radio Forum version 2.0)
We are an active member and contributor to the Wireless Innovation Forum. Our Spectra provides Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) tools, software infrastructure and development and test platforms.
Established in 1996, the Wireless Innovation Forum™ (Software Defined Radio Forum version 2.0) is a non-profit "mutual benefit corporation" dedicated driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications around the world. Forum members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements through enhanced value, reduced total life cost of ownership, and accelerated deployment of standardized families of products, technologies, and services. The Forum acts as the premier venue for its members to collaborate to achieve these objectives, providing opportunities to network with customers, partners and competitors, educate decision makers, develop and expand markets and advance relevant technologies.
Further information about the Wireless Information Forum is available from their website at: http://www.wirelessinnovation.org.