RTI Eases Scaling and Integration of Real-Time Systems Across WANs and Systems of Systems
BOSTON, Embedded Systems Conference–September 22, 2009– Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, today announced the release of RTI Routing Service, which dramatically eases the scaling and integration of real-time systems across Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Systems of Systems. RTI Routing Service enables seamless communication between applications deployed in different locations or even applications supporting different external interfaces—without any changes to existing software. This dramatically reduces the time and cost required to integrate applications across geographically dispersed networks and Communities of Interest.
RTI Routing Service is based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. With DDS, applications communicate by exchanging messages and data. RTI Routing Service works by forwarding and transforming data as it flows between applications. As a result, applications do not have to accommodate differences in data types or natively support WAN communication. RTI Routing Service extends RTI’s industry-leading DDS implementation, RTI Data Distribution Service, and also supports the DDS wire-interoperability protocol for compatibility with other compliant DDS implementations.
“Hundreds of systems rely on DDS and RTI Data Distribution Service for integration and information dissemination,” commented Edwin de Jong, RTI's director of product management and strategy. “More and more of these systems are being integrated into WANs such as the Global Information Grid [GIG]. RTI Routing Service provides turnkey bridging capabilities. It also decouples individual systems by transforming and filtering data so disparate systems can seamlessly communicate.”
RTI Routing Service can be deployed without any changes to existing applications. Thus, it can integrate existing systems without requiring source-code modifications. The service also isolates individual applications from WAN transport and security requirements. For example, local applications can communicate using IP multicast for efficient, broad data distribution while RTI Routing Service bridges sites using secure TCP connections for easy firewall traversal.
“Systems with thousands of DDS applications and nodes have already been implemented successfully with RTI Data Distribution Service,” commented de Jong. “Next-generation DDS applications will comprise 10,000s or 100,000s of nodes, such as across the GIG. RTI Routing Service greatly facilitates scalable designs by allowing system integrators to build modular systems out of existing applications. Data can be contained in private domains within subsystems, while select global data is available across domains.”
RTI Routing Service also helps manage data-model evolution at the subsystem level. The service can transform data on the fly, seamlessly bridging between different versions of data structure and interface definitions.
In addition to its deployment capabilities, RTI Routing Service offers features for development and testing. Multiple sites can locally test and integrate core applications while presenting stable external interfaces through RTI Routing Service. During development, these sites can selectively expose and accept data from remote sites. During field testing, RTI Routing Service allows remote connections to a deployed system for live analytics, fault-condition analysis and data verification.
RTI Routing Service will be generally available in October. An early-access release of the product is available today for the Windows and Linux operating systems.
RTI Data Distribution Service supports the Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX operating systems on desktop and server platforms, as well as the INTEGRITY, LynxOS, QNX, VxWorks, Windows CE and Windows Mobile real-time and embedded operating systems. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are available for the C, C++, Java, real-time Java (RTSJ), .NET and Ada programming languages.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance messaging and integration infrastructure for distributed real-time applications. RTI is the leader in the rapidly growing market for Data Distribution Service (DDS) compliant middleware. A broad range of industries leverage the company's software and design expertise, including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, power generation, transportation, finance, medical, and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.
Source: Real-Time Innovations