SYSGO and PrismTech announce integration of ElinOS and OpenSplice DDS

Combination of embedded Linux and ultra-low-latency messaging middleware delivers a commercially-supported Open Source platform for industrial-grade safety and security applications

Sysgo LogoMainz, Germany; Edinburgh, UK; Boston, MA, USA — July 02, 2010 — SYSGO announced today the first integrated product resulting from its partner agreement with PrismTech™. SYSGO is a leading supplier of software platforms for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications. PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in performance-critical middleware for advanced software integration. The two companies worked together to fully integrate PrismTech’s OpenSplice™ DDS ultra-low-latency messaging middleware with SYSGO’s ELinOS industrial-grade Linux RTOS.

Developers of performance-critical systems in many industry sectors are facing a growing need for distributed, Real-time information availability. Traditional middleware technologies (e.g. based on non-Real-time publish/subscribe or client/server paradigms) are not an option, especially in a context of demanding Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements such as fault-tolerance and determinism. These QoS requirements are increasingly seen in performance-critical application domains such as: combat management and surveillance systems for military services, air traffic control systems in civil aviation, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in industrial control.

OpenSplice DDS from PrismTech provides a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) messaging middleware solution for these demanding network-centric systems. An implementation of the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS) specification, OpenSplice DDS allows system integrators to take advantage of industry-wide participation in formulating the Standard for performance-critical messaging middleware.

OpenSplice DDS is the most complete, most correct, and most robust implementation of the DDS specification and is further differentiated from other messaging middleware by its Open Source licensing model (LGPL), its ultra-low-latency performance, its proven scalability and reliability in mission-critical deployments, its user-friendly selection of commercial packages and pricing options, and its consequent best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Our ELinOS customers are very often facing the challenge of selecting a middleware they can trust,” said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing of SYSGO. “What makes our partnership with PrismTech so unique and compelling is that, beyond PrismTech’s sound reputation and the undisputable quality of their OpenSplice DDS solution, we share the same approach of providing Open Source implementations to fully satisfy our customers’ industrial needs. This has been the philosophy of ELinOS since the beginning.”

ELinOS is a Linux-based development environment and, unlike traditional Linux implementations and distributions, is purpose-built for demanding industrial applications. SYSGO’s 15+ years of field expertise ensures not only an embedded Linux offering ideally suited for real-world complex applications, but also the ability to back it up with unmatched world-class support.

Available on Linux or Windows hosts, ELinOS is easy to install and can be used by novices. BSPs (Board Support Packages) for many of the most successful boards on the market are included, as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, and for the other SYSGO flagship product, PikeOS. In addition to the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports: PowerPC, ARM, MIPS, and SH platforms, in both single and multi-core versions. ELinOS also includes CODEO, the Eclipse-based development environment that provides guided configuration, remote debugging, target monitoring, remote application deployment, and timing analyses in addition to standard application development features such as compilers and assemblers.

“We are really demanding in our choice of product partners,” declared Angelo Corsaro, OpenSplice DDS CTO for PrismTech. “Our business requires high quality and innovative solutions combined with superior expertise and responsiveness from technical staff. We know that SYSGO offers superior products and services and plays “in the same league” as we do. Combining ElinOS, their embedded Linux product that is widely used in industrial applications with OpenSplice DDS is the guarantee for our customers that they can get the best of both worlds: Open Source technology, professionally implemented, to satisfy the most-demanding industrial requirements.”

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