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.

Object Management Group (OMG) Technical Meeting 2015 – La Jolla, CA USA

Date: 7th December 2015 to 11th December 2015
Location: La Jolla, CA, USA

PrismTech is a Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG) and has been a member since 1993. PrismTech’s CEO, Keith Steele, serves on the OMG’s Board of Directors. PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS CTO, Dr. Angelo Corsaro, co-chairs the OMG DDS Special Interest Group and serves on the architecture board.

PrismTech will be actively participating in this forthcoming OMG Technical Meeting. PrismTech’s products implement OMG standards including our Vortex OpenSplice Data Distribution Service (DDS) product suite.

Further information about the OMG’s Technical Meetings is available from their website at www.omg.org

OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things Berlin Germany

Industrial Internet of Things standards event

Date: 17th June 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany

With the rise of smart analytics processing data generated by interconnected devices and machines, we are experiencing a technological shift not seen since the Internet Revolution of the 1980s-90s. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is delivering improved productivity, major cost savings, and streamlined processes to professionals from all industries. OMG has been active in IIoT standardization from long before “IIoT” became an industry buzzword. This half-day information session looks at two important areas where OMG standards are proving integral to IIoT efforts around the globe. Industry experts will share case studies of these standards at work in the industrial internet, and present their vision of the future within this rapidly growing field.

Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS)

OMG’s Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard provides a protocol that meets the demanding scalability, performance, and Quality of Service requirements of IIoT applications spanning connected machines, enterprise systems, and mobile devices. DDS is deployed world-wide on platforms ranging from low-power, low-footprint devices to Cloud servers. It supports efficient bandwidth usage and flexible real-time system integration for the agile orchestration of system components, while simultaneously providing a global data space for data analytics.

Systems Assurance (SysA)

The rapid development of truly global machine-to-machine interoperability also brings with it the threat of cyber-attacks and data theft on a previously unimaginable scale. Poorly-secured IIoT systems could pose an existential threat to the industries that deploy them. OMG’s Systems Assurance Task Force (SysA TF) works on standards that ensure the reliability, safety and security of IIoT systems. Leading practitioners in the field will present a state-of-the-practice look at current issues in risk management and security assurance, describing the OMG standards and initiatives that will help the Industrial Internet of Things deliver on its promise without succumbing to the threats it faces.

Dr. Angelo Corsaro, PhD, CTO, PrismTech and Co-Chair, Data Distribution Service (DDS) Platform Special Interest Group will be speaking at the event on:

Reactive and Data-Centric Architectures with DDS

Abstract:  An increasing number of Software Architects realize that data is the most important asset of a system and start embracing the Data-Centric revolution (datacentricmanifesto.org) – setting data at the center of their architecture and modelling applications as “visitors” to the data. At the same time, architects have also realized how reactive architectures (reactivemanifesto.org) facilitate the design of scalable, fault-tolerant and high performance systems.  Few architects have yet realised how reactive and data-centric architectures are two sides of the same coin and as such should always go together.  This presentation explains why reactive data-centric architecture is the future and how the OMG DDS Standard is uniquely positioned to support this paradigm shift. A series of use cases will highlight how the data-centric revolution is being applied in practice and what measurable benefits it is providing.

Further information and registration for the event is available at: http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/berlin-15/special-events/OMG_IoT_Standards_agenda.htm

Vortex intelligent data sharing platform selected by Harbrick for world’s first OS for building autonomous vehicles

PrismTech’s Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform Selected by Harbrick for World’s First Operating System for Building Autonomous Vehicles

Robotics company Harbrick has selected Vortex™ to serve as the intelligent data sharing platform for its PolySync, the world’s first out-of-box operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicles.

PolySync is comprised of a set of software tools and services that make it easier to build advanced autonomous vehicles.  Similar to the benefits Android and iOS provide to mobile apps developers, PolySync is an OS for autonomous vehicles that provides a massive plug and play ecosystem of sensors, actuators, computing hardware, and third party software.  It uses a standardized API that transforms autonomous vehicle development into app development.  PolySync handles the sensor drivers, data management, and fault tolerance.

“Working with the PrismTech team allows us to stand on the shoulders of giants,” said Josh Hartung, CEO of Harbrick.  “PrismTech’s track record of success providing real-time distributed system solutions for a variety of mission and safety critical environments, along with its outstanding tooling and customer support, is a perfect fit for our needs.”

Vortex serves as the data sharing backbone for PolySync by controlling, monitoring, and regulating the data interfaces—ensuring the right data gets to the right place in real-time.  Vortex provides PolySync with the platform to optimize data accessibility and usability.

Vortex enabled Harbrick to utilize development resources more effectively.  Specifically, Harbrick would have needed to employ a team 10 times larger over the period of one year to build the required feature set for the first commercial release.  Vortex tooling has been measured to reduce debugging by as much as 52 percent and increase new feature development by a multiple of 16.

“The autonomous vehicle industry provides an exciting opportunity for PrismTech to deliver its high performance data-sharing platform into a growing market sector,” said Spiros Motsenigos, VP US Sales, PrismTech.  “The technologies that are fueling this industry are continuing to develop and Vortex is proving to serve as a catalyst to this growth.”

Vortex is based on the OMG™’s Data Distribution Service (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 qualities-of-service (QoS) facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

For further information about Vortex please visit PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

Juggling Data Connectivity Protocols for Industrial IoT : Andrew Foster Reports

Real-time needs are key in multiprotocol industrial IoT.

With much legacy equipment existing with older protocols and requiring diverse real-time needs, the Industrial IoT will not soon, if ever, use a single data-connectivity standard.

 The projected benefits that can be gained from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have been well documented during the past several years by the likes of General Electric, Accenture and other organizations that have conducted extensive research in this area. In fact, these benefits in revenue, cost reductions and energy consumption are now coming to fruition in a variety of smart city, smart farming, transportation and other industry sectors.

A great example is the Connected Boulevard program in Nice, France, which uses Industrial Internet technologies, including an innovative data-sharing platform, to help manage and optimize all aspects of city management, including parking and traffic, street lighting, waste disposal and environmental quality.

The key to these benefits is the ability to derive value from the data. The data must be accessible wherever it resides and delivered to wherever it’s needed (edge to the cloud) so that it can be analyzed and acted upon in the right amount of time. There are a range protocols currently used to provide this “data-sharing function” within an Industrial Internet system (see chart above). Chief among them are:

  • The Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS);
  • OASIS’ Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP);
  • MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT), a protocol originally developed by IBM but now an OASIS standard;
  • Representational State Transfer (REST), a common style of using HTTP for Web-based applications and not a standard; and,
  • Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), a software protocol to be used in very simple electronics devices such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) that allows them to communicate over the Internet; and,
  • The eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), the IETF’s formalization of the base XML streaming protocols for instant messaging and presence technology originally developed within the Jabber open-source community.

To read the full report, visit www.eetimes.com

Atlas Copco Selects PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS for its Latest Construction and Mining Products

Boston, MA, USA – August 18, 2014 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that its OpenSplice™ DDS product suite has been selected by Atlas Copco to support the company’s latest construction and mining products.

OpenSplice DDS provides real-time data sharing capabilities for the common software platform being deployed by Atlas Copco across its mining product lines.  The company is a world-leading manufacturer of underground and surface rock excavation equipment for the construction and mining industry.

“We selected OpenSplice DDS because it provides exceptional performance, scalability, reliability, and operating system availability,” said Tobias Furuholm, Senior Specialist Software Platforms at Atlas Copco.  “In addition, it provides important programming language support, including the latest DDS ISO C++ APIs.”

Adding OpenSplice DDS to the common software platform will allow Atlas Copco to achieve greater technology re-use and commonality across products than previously possible.  The platform is leveraging COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) technologies, such as OpenSplice DDS, to help reduce the costs associated with maintaining “in-house” developed solutions.  In addition, OpenSplice DDS enables the company to bring new products to market more quickly and further lower operational expenditure by reducing the maintenance burden required to support multiple different platforms.

“We are very pleased that we could provide Atlas Copco with the right data-sharing solution needed to address their technology and business requirements,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech.  “OpenSplice DDS is a best-in-class technology that is helping customers meet the demanding requirements of next generation distributed systems.”

PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the Object Management Group™’s (OMG™) Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard.  OpenSplice DDS has been designed to optimally address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time industrial and manufacturing systems.  OpenSplice DDS sets new levels of performance, robustness, scalability, fault-tolerance and portability (platform support).  OpenSplice DDS is a key component of PrismTech’s Vortex™ family of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabling technologies.

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