Vortex 2.1 is now available

Vortex 2.1 includes the following new functionality:

  • Client side Durability is now supported by both Vortex Lite and Vortex Café. This means that TRANSIENT and PERSISTENT Durability QoS policies can now be used by both Vortex Lite and Vortex Café applications provided that at least one Vortex OpenSplice™ Durability Service is deployed in the same system.

  • Vortex Lite now includes support for extensible data models based on Google Protocol Buffers (GPB). GPB is a language-neutral, platform-neutral extensible mechanism for serializing structured data developed by Google. The benefit of using GPBs is that they are extensible and can be updated without breaking programs that are compiled against “older” data structure definitions. This ability enables systems and their data models to evolve dynamically without major application re-engineering. GPB support in Vortex Lite is currently available for the ISO C++ API. GPB support is already available in Vortex OpenSplice (Java, C and ISO C++) and will be available shortly in Vortex Café.

  • Vortex OpenSplice also includes a number of new features, including:

    • It is now possible to detach from all domains. A new operation has been added to the DomainParticipantFactory in the DDS API that allows you to detach your application safely from all Domains it is participating in with one single call.

    • The naming of DomainParticipant, Publisher, Subscriber, DataWriter and DataReader entities has been improved. When visualized with one of the Vortex tools (Insight, Tuner or Tester) the improved naming makes it easier for users to relate entities to their applications.

    • A new section called “Controls” has been introduced to Vortex OpenSplice Launcher. This section contains buttons to easily start and stop an OpenSplice domain based on the active ospl config file in Launcher. When the user clicks on the start/stop button, a progress bar is displayed in the bottom tool bar to indicate that Launcher is processing the request. When Launcher has completed the operation, notification pop-up messages are displayed indicating the result of the requested operation.

    • Windows 10 is now supported.

“This new version of the Vortex platform highlights how we have significantly accelerated our new product development following our recent acquisition by ADLINK Technology,” said Angelo Corsaro, CTO, PrismTech.  “We look forward to delivering many new extremely innovative IoT products to our global customer base in the coming months.”

 

First IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC 2015) was a big success

Feedback from the large number of attendees who visited PrismTech booth at the first annual IoT Solutions World Congress that has just ended was that the event had been a big success.  Held in Fira, Barcelona, Spain and in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) the congress brings the world’s IoT players together to showcase the Internet of Things’ market.

Attended by over 4000 international IoT decision makers, with 120 speakers and 83 sessions spread across 6 different congress tracks, this year’s congress theme “Putting IoT to work” highlighted hot topics such as government’s role in IoT, collaboration and partnership models and dealing with start-ups amongst businesses. At the same time core issues such as security, interoperability, big data management, insights and analytics; and mobility remained the focus of many discussions.

Many attendees enjoyed exploring excellent exhibits such as Intel’s Automated Smart Greenhouse, Vodafone’s Connected Car, Carriots’ Lego Smart City and NEC’s Face/Age detection technology to name but a few.

PrismTech announced its Vortex Innovator Program (VIP) on the first day of the congress. The VIP provides access to Vortex Products to qualifying IoT startup companies with innovative new ideas, by removing any up front licensing costs and helping them to kick-start their IoT journey.

On the final day of the event, PrismTech CTO, Angelo Corsaro presented to the main conference on subject of “Smart, Secure and Efficient Data-Sharing in IoT”. The presentation was very well received and discussed the many capabilities of DDS fundamental to efficient real-time data sharing in IoT systems.

With a great atmosphere throughout the 3-day event, the feedback that PrismTech received from delegates, speakers and exhibitors alike was that the IoT SWC conference had been a massive success, roll on IOTSWC 2016.

 

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.

OMG Launches New DDS Portal

Colleagues, I’m really excited about the Object Management Group’s (OMG) new DDS Portal. The portal is a collaborative effort between the OMG and key DDS stakeholders, including vendors such as PrismTech and is a replacement for the original portal that had been around for some time and that had started to become very dated. The updated portal has a brand new look and feel, improved structure and more importantly up to date content focused on DDS – the proven Data Connectivity standard for the Internet of Things.

The portal is designed to be used as resource hub for the DDS IoT community and will act a central point for information relating to DDS including: technical overview and benefits of using the DDS standard, uses-cases based on real IoT projects that are using DDS, a resource and vendor directory, DDS IoT news and events, plus links to the latest DDS related standardization work.

It is also important to point out that the plan is to make sure that portal keeps evolving. With support and contributions from both the DDS user and vendor communities we want to ensure that the portal becomes an important vehicle to promote the adoption of DDS in IoT world.

Please take some time to check out the new portal, I really think it’s a big improvement.

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Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., PrismTech CTO, DDS Special Interest Group, Co-chair

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.

Angelo Corsaro, PrismTech’s CTO to Present on DDS at OMG IIoT Standards at Work Event in Berlin

Dr. Corsaro will explain the many benefits that using Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS can bring to the IIoT

Chief Technology Officer Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., will present on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard during the Object Management Group’s (OMG™) Industrial Internet of Things Standards at Work Event in Berlin, Germany in June. A widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, Dr. Corsaro will address “Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS.”

The OMG’s DDS is a data-centric standard that is ideally suited for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Among its many benefits, it provides the necessary scalability, performance, and quality-of-service (QoS) features needed to support IIoT applications.

Industrial Internet of Things standards event

A long time active member of the OMG, Dr. Corsaro co-chairs the DDS Special Interest Group for the technology standards consortium. Dr. Corsaro and several other invited industry representatives will deliver their presentations at the OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things Event on June 17, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

“The DDS standard is well positioned to play a significant role in the continued growth of Industrial IoT systems,” said Dr. Corsaro, who recently conducted the industry’s first qualitative and quantitative analysis of data-sharing standards for the IoT. “Based on a variety of crucial parameters such as latency, overhead and efficiency, DDS regularly out performs other protocols that can be used within IIoT.”

PrismTech’s intelligent data-sharing platform, Vortex, is based on the DDS open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing. It is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end QoS facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

Dr. Corsaro is the author of numerous international standards and a renowned expert on middleware, software patterns, and real-time and distributed systems. He directs PrismTech’s Vortex technology strategy, planning and evolution.

Further information about the OMG’s Industrial Internet of Things Standards at Work Event is available at: http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/berlin-15/special-events/OMG_IoT_Standards_Info.htm.

Further information about PrismTech’s Vortex is available from the website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

Data Distribution Service Tutorial Live Webcast

Date: 25th June 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Learn DDS-based data-centric design and data-modeling fundamentals
  • Learn the most important Programming, Data Modeling, Quality of Service Idioms and Patterns
  • Learn how DDS can be effectively leveraged for Internet of Things systems

Abstract:

The Data Distribution Service (DDS) is a standard for efficient and ubiquitous data sharing built upon the concept of a strongly typed distributed data space. The ability to scale from resource constrained embedded systems to ultra-large scale distributed systems has made DDS the technology of choice for applications in industries such as Industrial Automation, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Connected Vehicles, Medical Devices, Air Traffic Control and Management, Modeling and Simulation, Defense and Aerospace.

This webcast will provide attendees with an introduction to the DDS standard. After attending the webcast you will understand how to exploit DDS architectural features when designing your next system, how to write idiomatic DDS applications and what are the fundamental patterns that you should adopt in your applications.

The webcast will last approximately one hour. Click here to book your seat.

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.