PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting

22 March 2017

PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting

Will also showcase how the latest Tactical Cloud technologies will Enable Next Generation Intelligent, Mobile and Autonomous Military Systems

PrismTech Open Source Face 2.1 Transport Services Segement TSSBoston, MA, USA – March 22, 2017 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it will be demonstrating an open source FACE™ 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at its booth at the forthcoming Air Force Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM).

The Air Force FACE TIM will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio and represents an opportunity for both Government and Industry FACE contributors to share information about new FACE concepts, products, and tools in a technically focused environment.  Following the keynote presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to explore more than 30 exhibitor booths, listen to FACE paper presentations, and see live demonstrations of FACE aligned software components.

On its booth #17 in the exhibition hall, PrismTech will showcase an open source FACE 2.1 TSS reference implementation for use with its Vortex™ OpenSplice™ product, the leading (open source and commercial) implementation of the Object Management Group®'s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard.  PrismTech’s open source TSS reference implementation provides a mapping-layer between the FACE Transport Services (TS) Application Programming Interface (API) and the standard OMG DDS API.  The new TSS implementation supports both C++ and Java APIs and enables portable components to share and exchange data using DDS.  PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.

PrismTech will demonstrate a simple Visual Tracker application which will use the open source "OpenCV" Computer vision libraries.  It will track objects on the screen and place a bounding box on items that meet the selection criteria.  These tracks will be published using the PrismTech FACE TSS technology.  Completing the demonstration will be two subscribers: 1) a local subscriber drawing the locations of the tracks on the computer screen in real time; 2) a remote TSS subscriber which receives the data via the PrismTech "Tactical Cloud".

"PrismTech has a strong heritage of providing standards based, open architecture defense and aerospace solutions,” said Mike Roberts, Senior Solutions Architect, PrismTech.  "We look forward to demonstrating how PrismTech's new TSS reference implementation delivers on the FACE community’s goals of software interoperability and portable application components."

PrismTech's DDS implementation is listed on the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium website as Third Party Tools for FACE Applications.

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