Coflight Consortium Selects PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS Middleware for Next Generation European Flight Data Processor

Coflight LogoATC Global 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands — March 09, 2010 — PrismTech™, a world leader in high-performance software platform and integration solutions, today announced that the Coflight Consortium headed by THALES and SELEX-SI has selected its OMG™ Data Distribution Service implementation, OpenSplice™ DDS, to power its next generation European Flight Data Processor (FDP).

Coflight is developing the most advanced FDP in the world, applying leading-edge technologies and methodologies to improve safety, performance and to extend the operational capabilities of current Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems. Coflight is also the first FDP to enjoy an open architecture funded over Standard and Open Source middleware technologies to guarantee the long-term extensibility, scalability and availability of supply.

The selection of OpenSplice DDS came after an in depth evaluation of the various DDS-compliant implementations on the market using very stringent performance, availability, safety and robustness criteria imposed by ATC and ATM requirements. OpenSplice DDS will be used extensively throughout Coflight to distribute Flight Data Plans within subsystems, among subsystems and across Coflight installations in France, Italy, and Switzerland. Coflight will be operationally deployed by 2014/2015.

“Coflight is impressive in both its scale and mission criticality. It will significantly contribute to the safe and efficient movement of millions of people across increasingly congested European skies,” said PrismTech’s CEO, Keith Steele. “Coflight’s choice to go with OpenSplice DDS shows once again the unique ability of our technology to address real-time data distribution in large-scale complex mission- and business-critical systems.”

OpenSplice DDS is the most advanced, complete, and widely used (commercial and open source), implementation of the OMG Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (OMG DDS). OpenSplice DDS is particularly popular for demanding data distribution applications in vertical markets such as air traffic management, military systems, low-latency financial trading systems, and Real-time SCADA.

Further information about OpenSplice DDS is available at http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/vortex-opensplice

Further information about Coflight is available at http://www.thalesgroup.com/Pages/PressRelease.aspx?id=11180

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