PrismTech's OpenSplice DDS Middleware Supports OMG’s RTPS Interoperability Protocol

23 June 2008

Company demonstrates its commitment in making DDS interoperability a reality

OMG DDS LogoBoston, MA, USA – 23 June, 2008 — PrismTech™, a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, announced that its OpenSplice™ DDS middleware product suite now supports the Object Management Group’s™ (OMG™) Real-Time Publish-Subscribe (RTPS) Wire Protocol. RTPS is designed to enable on-the-wire interoperability between Data Distribution Services (DDS) implementations. The RTPS plug-in will be available to the general public with the next release of the product, OpenSplice DDS v4.1, later this year.

"Interoperability is key for enabling the integration of systems that rely on different DDS implementations," said Richard Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of the OMG™. "This is particularly important for systems-of-systems, network-centric and next-generation architectures where DDS offers significant performance advantages. In these architectures, it is likely that many DDS implementations may be used and DDS interoperability will be crucial."

PrismTech's OpenSplice DDS offers the industry's leading DDS implementation. It is the highest performing—low-latency, real-time, massively scalable—publish/subscribe middleware available. It enables mission-critical application integration through data distribution and event-driven processing.

"DDS interoperability is now a reality. We are excited to have played a key role in providing the market with the first interoperable publish/subscribe middleware," said Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., OpenSplice DDS marketing manager, PrismTech. "This clearly demonstrates our continued commitment in making DDS a successful technology and providing value to our customer base, enabling them to smoothly integrate existing DDS-based applications with new systems based on OpenSplice DDS."

DDS is the first open international middleware standard that directly addresses interoperable publish-subscribe communications for real-time and embedded systems. It is based on a publish-subscribe architecture designed to meet the high performance, hard real-time requirements of widely distributed mission critical systems. It ensures that the right data gets to the right place at the right time.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of standards-compliant, high-performance middleware products whose quality-of-service (QoS) properties significantly exceed those offered by conventional middleware. PrismTech also offers developer productivity tools and a comprehensive range of professional services. PrismTech’s differentiators are most highly valued in markets where business-critical and mission-critical systems require high-performance middleware. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Homeland Security, and range from Net-centric OSS to Software-Defined Radio. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. PrismTech was founded in 1992 and is a privately-held group with US operations based in Boston, MA and Saddle Brook, NJ, and European operations in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and France.

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