Get Started with Vortex OpenSplice Tuner

Explore Vortex OpenSplice Tuner with our latest video tutorial.

The Vortex OpenSplice Tuner is a powerful deployment tool that offers total control over a deployed Vortex OpenSplice based Data Distribution Service (DDS) system from any local or remote platform that supports the Java language. The 100% Java based Vortex OpenSplice Tuner Tool greatly aids the design, implementation, test and maintenance of Vortex OpenSplice based distributed systems

The Vortex OpenSplice Tuner Tool is differentiated from other vendor’s DDS based tooling by its dynamic capabilities to not only connect to any remote Vortex OpenSplice DDS based system at runtime, but also its capabilities to create, discover and (QoS) tune any DDS entities ‘on-the-fly’. Vortex OpenSplice Tuner provides facilities to observe entities in a Vortex OpenSplice system and browse over their (mutual) relationships using different views.

If you have not got the latest Vortex OpenSplice 6.8.1 version, you can download it here.

What’s new with Open Source DDS Community Edition v6.7 Software

DDS Community v6.7 Mailer Poster

PrismTech recently released its latest version of Open Source DDS Community Edition, the 6.7 version which adds significant new functionality and a new open source licensing model to the DDS Community Edition.

The DDS Community Edition v6.7 is being released to the open source community under the widely adopted Apache license, version 2.0 source code license. Unlike many other code licenses the Apache license places very few restrictions on the use or availability of the code.

Here are the new features included on this release:

  • Durability: Full support for TRANSIENT_LOCAL durability is now offered without relying on each standalone ‘single-process’ application to include a full durability-service (DS).  As typically a DS is run as part of a federation, we have introduced the concept of ‘client-side durability’ where standalone ‘single-process’ applications will transparently obtain historical data from dynamically discovered durability-services (as provided by our commercial OpenSplice version)
  • DCPS API’s: Support for the latest ISOCPP and JAVA5 DCPS language bindings
  • FACE: This release includes a reference implementation of the FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS)
  • GPB: Support to use Google Protocol Buffers (GPB) as an alternative to the OMG-IDL definition for topic-types. GPB is a popular technology that supports evolvable data-types and we’ve added annotations for key- and filterable-fields to retain the data-centric features of DDS.

The new release also includes numerous other updates to the code base such as: performance and footprint improvements, bug fixes, robustness and maintainability improvements.

With having Apache license version 2.0 open source license available, this will help reduce the IoT adoption barriers and further accelerate the penetration of DDS in this new and exciting market.

Find out more details on DDS Community v6.7 or click here to download the software.

 

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.”

 

Vortex 2.0 is now available to download

PrismTech is pleased to announce that Vortex 2.0, a major upgrade of its award winning Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform is now generally available for evaluation and purchase. The Vortex platform provides the most comprehensive Industrial IoT solution for integrating devices, real-time high performance edge-based Fog networks and Cloud systems.

Vortex 2.0 delivers significant benefits in terms of support for Fog computing, improved robustness, security, platform support and ease of use. Vortex 2.0 includes the following new functionality:

  • Vortex OpenSplice 6.6 – includes new features such as Google Protocol Buffer (GPB) support, latest ISO C++ API, dynamic network partitions, Durability Service optimizations, coherent updates – full PresentationQoSPolicy support,  RnR Service – split file recording and Python scripting support for OpenSplice Tester
  • Vortex Fog 1.x – a new addition to the platform providing secure interest based routing of real-time information between UDP (multicast and unicast) enabled edge networks and TCP endpoints, enabling Device-Fog, Fog-Fog and Fog-Cloud connectivity
  • Vortex Cloud 1.3 – includes new Boundary Security solution
  • Vortex Lite 2.0 – latest ISO C++ API, enhanced Durability QoS, support for Windows 10, Mac OS X10.1
  • Vortex Insight 1.2 – usability improvements

Vortex is ideally suited for mission-critical distributed and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. It is based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for Internet scale real-time data sharing. Vortex is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS); for IIoT systems Vortex delivers the right information to the right place at the right time.

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PrismTech releases Vortex 1.2

PrismTech announces Vortex v1.2, the latest version of its award-winning intelligent data-sharing platform for the Internet of Things

Includes significant new functionality, with improved robustness, performance, scalability and ease of use

PrismTech™ announced the general availability of Vortex™ v1.2, the latest version of its award-winning intelligent data-sharing platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).  The Vortex platform provides the most comprehensive real-time data sharing solution for integrating device (sensors to servers), web, mobile and cloud environments.

Vortex is ideally suited for mission-critical distributed and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.  It is based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-time Systems 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.  Vortex is a crucial enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS); hence its suitability for delivering the right information to the right place at the right time.

Vortex v1.2 delivers significant benefits in terms of improved robustness, performance, scalability and ease of use.  It also includes the following new functionality:

  • Vortex OpenSplice™ 6.5 – support for the latest Java 5 PSM, a Streams API for ISO C++ and an overall performance improvement.
  • Vortex Cloud 1.2 – selective routing that allows users to control exactly what Topic data is shared across the Cloud and between LANs.
  • Vortex Insight 1.1 – support for system browser sorting / filtering and inclusion of a new Vortex Cloud instance browser.
  • Vortex Lite 1.0 – new low footprint DDS implementation targeting resource constrained embedded devices.

“Vortex is proving to be a key enabler for the Internet of Things,” said Angelo Corsaro, CTO, PrismTech.  “These latest enhancements help ensure that Vortex continues to be the most comprehensive data sharing platform in the industry.”

Vortex is available for free 30-day evaluation. Click here to evaluate.

PrismTech Announces the Release of Open Source OpenSplice Community Edition v6.3

Latest version of the most advanced and complete Data Distribution Service implementation now available to the Open Source Community

OpenSplice User Group Meeting Europe, Berlin, Germany, June 18, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced a major update to the Open Source OpenSplice™ Community Edition.  This v6.3 update will provide access to the latest version of OpenSplice DDS along with several innovations that improve usability, productivity and performance.

OpenSplice is the most advanced and complete Open Source implementation of the OMG™ Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard and represents the state-of-the-art in Real-Time data sharing.  It sets new levels of performance, robustness, scalability, fault-tolerance and portability (platform support).  If you have a time-sensitive distributed application or a system that requires reliable and deterministic data-sharing, then OpenSplice v6.3 should be at the top of your list of enabling technologies.

Whether users are developing systems for mil/aero, simulation, smart energy, mobile healthcare, transportation, industrial applications (e.g. Real-time Machine to Machine (M2M)) or Internet connectivity, then OpenSplice v6.3 (with its extensive set of configurable Qualities-of-Service) is a key system enabler.  In the latest OpenSplice Community Edition v6.3 all of this is available to the user community as an LGPLv3 Open Source distribution.

The latest OpenSplice Community Edition will feature the first implementation of the new DDS ISO C++ API available on the market.  The new C++ API greatly reduces the complexity of developing DDS applications, and improves efficiency and safety.  This release also introduces support for a stand-alone deployment mode and along with the latest DDSI v2.1 implementation enables a greatly enhanced ‘zero-configuration’ out-of-the-box experience.  In addition numerous other updates and improvements have been made to the code base since OpenSplice v5.5 (the previous Community Edition release).  Key upgrades include: performance and footprint improvements, bug fixes, robustness improvements, maintainability improvements, additional interfaces and adaptations to support superior tooling (for both development and run-time monitoring and optimization) and ease-of-use enhancements.

PrismTech also provides a comprehensive set of add-ons and world class commercial support for users where their business or mission-critical projects require guaranteed service levels.  The aligned code-base between the community and commercial editions allows for a seamless transition from the community to a fully supported release.

“The latest version of the OpenSplice Community Edition is one of the most advanced, yet easy to use, Open Source infrastructures for data sharing in complex and large scale distributed systems,” explained Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D, OpenSplice CTO, PrismTech.  “This community update asserts our commitment to Open Source and our role as a thought and technology leader.”

The OpenSplice Community Edition v6.3 is available to download at: http://www.prismtech.com/dds-community/software-downloads.

PrismTech Launches SCA Compliant Spectra Core Framework for the Windows Operating System

PrismTech Launches SCA Compliant Spectra Core Framework for the Windows Operating System

Allows Software Defined Radio developers to use Windows as part of their SCA Operating Environment to develop complex SCA compliant military, homeland security and commercial networking waveforms

Boston, MA, USA – March 11, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the general availability (GA) of its Spectra™ Core Framework (CF) for the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Spectra CF is a high performance, low footprint next-generation implementation of the Software Communications Architecture’s (SCA) Management Framework Control interfaces.

PrismTech’s Spectra CF is ideally suited to the next generation of Software Defined Radios (SDR) where small memory footprint and optimized processing is key.  The latest release of Spectra CF allows SDR developers to use Windows as part of their SCA Operating Environment (OE).

As a leading vendor of SDR technologies, PrismTech is the only company to develop both the CF and middleware (Spectra CDB) components of an SCA OE.  This enables the creation of a CF that has the highest available performance and best Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) characteristics.

Spectra CF supports the development and deployment of both SCA 2.2.2 compliant platform and waveform components written in multiple programming languages, including:

  • C++ (for GPPs)
  • C (for GPPs and DSPs)
  • VHDL (for FPGAs and ASICs)

Spectra CF on Windows is fully supported by PrismTech’s Spectra CX tool for SCA component modeling, code generation and compliance validation.  Spectra CF, CDB and CX are currently available on Windows 7 and XP.  In addition Spectra products are also available on a broad range of other operating systems.  Please contact PrismTech (info@prismtech.com) for further details.

“Adding support for Windows increases the choice and flexibility SDR developers have when selecting their OE technologies,” said Andrew Foster, Spectra Product Manager, PrismTech.  “Developers can now benefit from the most complete suite of SCA COTS technologies fully supported on the Windows platform.”

Further detailed information about Spectra CF is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/products/spectra-cf.

To download an evaluation copy of Spectra CF on Windows please visit:  http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/software-downloads.