Vortex Edge PMQ featured at the 2017 Industrial Summit in Taiwan

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ADLINK and PrismTech presented the Vortex Edge Predictive Maintenance & Quality (PMQ) at the Intel Industrial Event held in Le-Meridien, Taipei on July 18, 2017. The event showcased various Industrial IoT applications and demos from robotics and automation, to asset and logistics management.

Both ADLINK and PrismTech team featured a Conveyor Belt system that detects excessive weight, abnormal temperature and vibrations that are usually early symptoms of a potential asset problem. The conveyor belt system includes weight, temperature and vibration sensors that feed data into the Vortex Edge Smart Gateway – a small footprint ruggedized computer that is preconfigured to support asset data capture and PMQ results deployment at the edge, especially within harsh environments.

“It’s been such a good experience to meet many people from different IIoT areas and presenting our amazing technologies such as the Vortex Edge PMQ. I’m excited that this will be a good start to collaborate with many key players in the Industrial IoT space particularly in Asia.” says Janet Peng, Account Manager (APAC) at PrismTech.

PrismTech in collaboration with ADLINK, IBM and Intel developed Vortex Edge PMQ – a fully integrated hardware, data connectivity and predictive analytics solutions that addresses the challenge on predicting and identifying system problems that can cause disruptions and unplanned downtime.

Since its launch in October 2016, the Vortex Edge PMQ has gathered significant interest from businesses within manufacturing and logistics industry. Following the success at the Intel Industrial Event, PrismTech and ADLINK will be showcasing the Conveyor Belt demo at the VM World events in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) and Fira, Barcelona (Spain). The details of these events will be announced shortly.

For more details about the Vortex Edge PMQ, contact PrismTech

Reflections on DDS at Undersea Defense Technology (UDT)

I’m writing this blog tonight whilst traveling home from exhibiting at the Undersea Defense Technology (UDT) conference in Bremen, Germany with my PrismTech colleagues Peter Steele and Gregg Shenton.

It’s always good to catch up with the latest innovations and tech in the naval and subsea industry – and of course the major suppliers were all in attendance.  A lot of interesting things were going on.

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UDT is a particularly appropriate event for PrismTech.  We have many customers in this industry, with DDS (the Data Distribution Service) already being widely applied and often even mandated by the standards bodies and organizations.  Our leading DDS implementation, Vortex OpenSplice has many successful naval deployments and a long history in this market.  Many people will know how its early version was initially designed to address the specific problem of moving data around a complex, real time, combat management system.  The middleware aspect was standardized to form the DDS specification, which of course addresses a lot of those problems – namely delivering time critical data to the applications that need it in an efficient, fault tolerant and scalable manner.

The benefits of DDS, though, are perhaps quite abstract, and for non-software developers probably initially difficult to appreciate.  Because of that, we wanted to provide a visual demonstration at the event that would be interesting for the passer-by yet allow them to relate to what the technology can provide.

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We came up with a mini simulation of a combat system whereby data from the raw environment is captured, processed and delivered to where needed for further analysis.  Our demo used a webcam to capture the raw environment – which in real terms could represent a radar, sonar or video system.  The demo then performed some local analysis, in our case some image processing to track specific colours as they move across the camera.  We had some different colored balls that people were encouraged to wave around (or if brave, juggle) in front of the webcam.  These moving colours were tracked, with their positions published into DDS.  We had another computer which subscribed to that data and presented it to a would-be operator on a mocked-up Blue Force Tracking system, i.e. naval symbols on a sea chart.  We were simulating how position and routes of other vessels and obstacles could be tracked within a networked system in real time.  Of course, DDS is even more valuable when you have to deliver the data to potentially hundreds of machines that might exist within a ship or vessel but there is only so much you can show on a stand!  Still, people appreciated the demo and we had some very interesting discussions.

On reflection, those discussions were generally centred around two key areas.  Firstly, how companies can simplify and optimize their own internal data communication systems.  They usually have some existing solution to deliver data around the network but they are often quite legacy and difficult to extend, enhance or deploy to different scenarios.  DDS is great for that purpose.  Secondly, we spoke about easy integration with other vendors in the naval supply chain.  DDS has strong yet evolvable typing that allows for the clear definition of what data is and represents, while also providing an interoperable wire protocol so applications can automatically discover each other and share data with little integration effort.

Building Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Systems with the Vortex IoT Data Sharing Platform Webcast

Date: 24th September 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Learn how companies are today using the Vortex IoT Data Sharing Platform to build autonomous and connected vehicle systems,
  • Understand the common data sharing requirements for autonomous and connected vehicles,
  • Learn about Vortex’s features that make it ideal for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Abstract:

Although Autonomous and connected vehicles may sound somewhat futuristic applications of the Internet of Things (IoT), the reality is that these systems are being built and operated today in special environments. The design of these systems pose some unique challenges due to the constraints imposed by the criticality of the applications and the heterogeneity of the deployment environments. To put it another way, autonomous connected vehicles should not crash into each other, nor into other vehicles, whilst at the same time have to deal with connectivity that changes depending on their location, e.g. connectivity in down-town San Francisco may not be the same as the connectivity experience in the Joshua Tree National Park.

This webcast will (1) showcase how PrismTech’s Vortex Data Sharing Platform based on the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard is used today as the foundation of several autonomous and connected vehicles, (2) summarize the key requirements characteristic of these types of application, and (3) introduce the Vortex features that make it a perfect match for connectivity in autonomous and connected vehicle platforms and applications.

The webcast will last approximately one hour.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.

Portable SCA Waveform Development with Spectra DTP4700 Live SDR Webcast

Date: 20th August 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Learn about Software Communications Architecture (SCA) waveform development using an Integrated Development Environment that addresses both the hardware and software aspects and why it is important,
  • Review the latest Joint Tactical Networking Center’s (JTNC) standard radio APIs and understand why having a standard Application Program Interface (API) to radio hardware is essential to enabling implementation of a portable waveform,
  • Discover how PrismTech’s new Spectra DTP4700 SDR platform, together with development tools, provides the integrated Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for SCA waveform development.

Abstract:

This webcast will focus on SCA-compliant application development environments and detail the latest major upgrade to PrismTech’s Spectra family of advanced, SCA-compliant SDR development and test environment. Central to the environment is the Spectra DTP4700 radio. The Spectra DTP4700 is a Linux-based, small form-factor platform with low power consumption which is ideally suited to the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constraints of the next generation of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) SDR environments. The Spectra DTP4700 comes complete with the SCA 2.2.2 compliant Spectra Core Framework and CORBA compliant Spectra ORB middleware.

Also, the newly released Radio Devices and Services package for the Spectra DTP4700 provides the JTNC standard set of APIs to the Spectra DTP4700 radio devices and services ensuring greater portability of waveforms to target radio systems. Standard interfaces now supported include Audio Port Device, Ethernet Device, Serial Port Device, GPS Device, Frequency Reference Device, Timing Service, and Vocoder Service.

Spectra DTP4700 is fully supported by PrismTech’s market leading Spectra CX tool for SCA component modeling, code generation and compliance validation. Spectra CX code generation eliminates the tedious and error prone process of writing code for all of the standard SCA interfaces.

In addition to the original FM waveform example provided with the system, the Spectra DTP4700 now includes a new SCA compliant data carrying waveform example, including source code and waveform model that used conjunction with the Spectra CX SCA modeling tool.

The webcast will last approximately one hour.

Webcast Presenter:

Dr. Vince Kovarik is Spectra CTO at PrismTech. Vince is a highly respected figure within the global Software Defined Radio (SDR) community and has been involved in ground-breaking SDR and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) technology development since it’s initial inception in the 1990’s. Vince is co-author of the book “Software Defined Radio: The Software Communications Architecture” which provides applications programmers, designers, professional researchers, wireless manufacturers and operators with an indispensable guide to the SCA. Vince is also a contributing author on “Cognitive Research: Representation and Learning” in the book Cognitive Radio Technology. Vince has also presented numerous papers at technology leadership conferences on SDR related subjects.

IoT Solutions World Congress 2015 Barcelona

PrismTech will be exhibiting its Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform at IoT Solutions World Congress.
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Date: 16th September 2015 to 18th September 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

The rise of the internet and advances in telecommunications, hardware and software have now given us the possibility to connect everything. According to predictions, there will soon be billions of objects; collecting, processing and sharing information on the net. Experts say that connecting the unconnected in the next decade will generate trillions of dollars. The Internet of things is opening up a new world of possibilities for society as well as creating infinite business opportunities for the IT industry.

But just how do we go about capitalising on all of this potential? How do we find out the real needs of different vertical markets? How do we contact key players and decision makers in each industrial sector? How do we present technological solutions in the most profitable, effective and efficient way? How do we transform the opportunities provided by the Internet of Things into real business?

The Industrial Internet applies “internet thinking” to industrial settings, covering the non-consumer side of the internet of things. It connects smart machines and devices and people at work, leading to better decision making through advanced analytics that result in transformational business outcomes.

A benchmark event

The Barcelona IoT Solutions World Congress aims to be the global benchmark event for the deployment of the internet of things systems in industry. The objective of this first edition is to attract 4000 visitors: 2000 to the conferences and 2000 to the exhibition area.

The event is aimed at cutting-edge technology companies who are developing Internet of Things solutions for strategic vertical markets. The objective is to pass on knowledge, implant best business practices across industries, generate leads, provide networking opportunities and improve company positioning in the market. The uniqueness of the event lies in bridging the gap between IoT systems and companies in key sectors, so as to raise awareness about the opportunities to create or reinvent business, or optimise current operations.

Target sectors include: manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, energy, hospitality, and public services, amongst others.

Further information about the conference is available at www.iotsworldcongress.com

IoT in Oil and Gas 2015 – Houston TX, USA

PrismTech SVP, Steve Jennis will be presenting on “The Potential of the IoT: How will it change our business lives”

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Date: 16th September 2015 to 17th September 2015
Location: Houston, TX, USA

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing oil and gas. The era of lower oil prices is here – making it crucial for operating companies to focus on operational efficiency and resource utilization. Energy companies are increasingly looking at how to harness their data across their supply chain by connecting their “things” – the people, processes and assets. Huge investments have already made in technology across operations – now the key is to leverage these investments to create new efficiencies and cost savings.

This is the first conference in the world to focus on how oil and gas companies can use IoT to make their operations:

  • More efficient
  • More secure
  • More safe

This conference is the perfect platform for technology innovators to educate the market about how their solutions can be the panacea to their technology challenges.

IoT in Oil and Gas is not a talk-fest. It is not a series of product pitches. It is a outcomes-driven gathering of innovators and buyers that will focus on:

  • Real world case studies from operators and service companies already seeing the benefits of IoT.
  • One to one meetings and networking through our unique Conference Connect platform – before, during and after the events.

IoT in Oil and Gas will be focusing on the key areas of:

  • Big data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation
  • Real-time analytics
  • Industrial control networks
  • HSE and process safety

The conference is a must attend for technology, engineering and automation professionals wanting to keep pace with rapidly developing technology.

For further information about the conference including registration details please visit: www.energyconferencenetwork.com

IoT Protocols Integration with Vortex Gateway Live Webcast

IoT protocols integration with Vortex Gateway

Date: July 23rd 2015

Why Attend:

  • Understand the common requirements posed by Brown-Field Internet of Things (IoT) applications,
  • Learn how Vortex Gateway can help easily bridge across protocols and data stores,
  • Understand how Vortex Gateway can be leveraged in the Platform to quickly provide IoT capabilities to brown field applications.

Abstract:

Not all Consumer and Industrial Internet of Things (CIoT, IIoT) applications have the luxury of starting with a blank sheet of paper for designing the system from ground-up. Often IoT features have to be built around existing systems designed using proprietary technologies or vertical standards. As a consequence the ability to easily integrate communication standards, proprietary protocols and data stores is key in accelerating the development of IoT capabilities.

This webcast will showcase how the Vortex Gateway can be used to easily integrate different communication standards / data stores and demonstrate how to quickly develop connectors for proprietary technologies.

The webcast will last approximately one hour.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.