NASA selects Vortex Suite for SMART National Airspace System

155080main_facet_hrVortex OpenSplice, Cloud and Fog data sharing platforms provide scalability, dynamic discovery, Qualities of Service and tooling capabilities required by system

Vortex OpenSplice, Vortex Cloud and Vortex Fog have been selected by NASA for use in the SMART-NAS (Shadow Mode Assessment Using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System) Project.

SMART-NAS is an air traffic management simulation project designed to accelerate the transformation of the National Airspace System, which is one of the most complex systems for controlling commercial, military and general aviation aircraft in the world.  In this effort, SMART-NAS aims to explore and enable plug-and-play alternative concepts, technologies and architectures for deployment in the NAS.

Over the past seven years, NASA has trusted PrismTech’s superior software, service and expertise to meet a variety of program goals.

Vortex platforms were selected by NASA for SMART-NAS after an in-depth evaluation of the various data sharing platform options that are based on the Object Management Group®’s (OMG®) Data-Distribution Service™ (DDS™) standard.  DDS is a proven technology that can meet the stringent performance, availability, safety and robustness criteria imposed by mission-critical, highly distributed and real time systems, such as those found in air traffic control and air traffic management systems. Key to Vortex, however, is its functionality to extend DDS beyond embedded and LAN-based networks out to an intelligent real-time data exchange for Tactical Clouds to enable highly scalable system of systems solutions.

To accelerate the transformation of the entire NAS, proposed functions must be integrated, tested and fully validated before being deployed into NAS.  SMART-NAS aims to examine, in real-time, the robustness, stability and reliability of new approaches to the entire system or any of its parts by taking operational data such as weather conditions, flight plans, airports arrival rates and system constraints – to ensure safe and seamless operations from ground level to outer space.

Vortex optimally addresses the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by high performance real-time data-processing systems.  Vortex OpenSplice is being used in numerous air traffic control and management systems throughout the world.

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

DDS at the Tactical Edge

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) next generation “Third Offset” initiative will target promising technology areas, including robotics, autonomous systems, miniaturization, and big data, whilst also seeking to improve the military’s collaboration with innovative private sector enterprises.

The latest innovations in real-time data-centric network edge computing based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard will be key to delivering on some of the key priorities.

A key DoD objective is to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing. The aim is to move from a state of duplication, cumbersome and costly application siloes to a much more cost effective and agile service environment that can rapidly respond to changing mission requirements. Cloud computing can enhance battlefield mobility through device and location independence while providing on-demand secure global access to mission data and enterprise services.

Whilst cloud computing carries data back to a central server for storage and analysis with resultant issues in bandwidth capacity, connectivity and latency common to hostile environments; new fog computing and Tactical Cloudlet technologies enable real-time analytics and other functions to be performed at the tactical edge of a network, right at the data source – for example soldiers on the battlefield. This will help enable smart autonomous systems to send, receive and process information when and where it is needed, so ensuring speedier and optimal mission-critical decision making.

Tactical Cloudlets are a means to make cloud services and processing available to mobile users by offloading computation to servers deployed on platforms closer to the users. Cloudlets leverage capabilities such as automatic discovery and VM based provisioning, combined with peer-to-peer communications. Tactical Cloudlets, fog and edge computing will impact the way that the defense community builds the next generation of C4SIR and related military simulation systems.

PrismTech’s Vortex is a proven DDS standards-based technology for efficient, ubiquitous, interoperable, secure and platform independent data sharing across network connected devices. Vortex naturally fits with the fog computing and Tactical Cloudlet paradigm and is the only fog-ready data-sharing infrastructure capable of meeting the needs of defense and aerospace companies – connecting soldiers, unmanned machines, devices and commanders in the field with the intelligence community, and helping to improve decision-making.

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Vortex & ADLINK’s MXE-202i IoT Gateway Demo

This demo features the combination of Vortex and ADLINK’s MXE-202i IoT Gateway that can be used to:

  • Provide reliable, real-time Device-to-device data connectivity for IoT Edge and Fog networks
  • Create a decentralized architecture that removes any single points of failure
  • Support automatic discovery for edge-based devices and applications enabling an IoT system to evolve dynamically
  • Show data interoperability between DDS and other protocols enabled by Vortex
  • Enable edge-based processing and analytics in order to:
    • Reduce response time and improve decision-making
    • Federate processing load across nodes
    • Minimize network bandwidth consumption in comparison to Cloud-centric solutions

Extend your DDS systems to Web, Cloud and Mobile Environments with Vortex

If you are currently using DDS (Data Distribution Service), then extending your system to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) has never been easier.

Compliant with the DDS standard and the DDSI interoperability protocol, PrismTech’s Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform provides many capabilities not available from other vendors but required by next generation IoT systems.  These include cloud data sharing and WAN connectivity, support for Android devices and mobile environments, embedded device support, dynamic web browser application support and the ability to integrate DDS with a broad range of other IoT communication protocols and standards.

The Vortex platform includes:

  • Vortex Cloud extends the capabilities of a DDS system with support for data sharing over a Wide Area Network.
  • Vortex Café is the only “pure” Java DDS implementation specifically optimized for mobility and Android devices.
  • Vortex Web provides JavaScript DDS API to enable HTML5 / Web browser applications to send and receive data to and from a DDS system.
  • Vortex Lite provides real-time data sharing for severely resource-limited devices and sensors.
  • Vortex Gateway is a high performance, extensible and configurable protocol gateway framework, transparently bridging across communication technologies while adapting format, content and Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Vortex Insight is a browser-based, location-independent monitoring tool for DDS systems and systems-of-systems.
  • Vortex OpenSplice is a fully featured DDS implementation targeted for server-class (desktops, racks, etc.) platforms.

All of the Vortex technologies can work with and interoperate with existing DDSI compliant systems. If you would like to know more about how Vortex can be used to extend your system with new capabilities while protecting you previous DDS technology investments, >>> Find out more

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 Named a Top Power Player in the Internet of Things by IoT Nexus

PrismTech Named Internet of Things Power Player

 

 

 

PrismTech, developer of Vortex — an intelligent data-sharing platform, earned the recognition based on an industry-wide survey to discover the most powerful and innovative companies in the IoT industry

Boston, MA, USA – March 23, 2015 – PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced that it has been recognized by business intelligence provider IoT Nexus as a “Top 50 Power Player in the Internet of Things.”  The high profile recognition was based on an industry-wide survey to discover the companies considered most powerful and most innovative in the industry.

Through its industry leading Vortex™ platform suite, PrismTech offers the most comprehensive intelligent data-sharing platform solution for IoT systems.  The Vortex platform family includes Vortex Café for mobile phones and tablets, Vortex Cloud for cloud services, Vortex Web for browsers, Vortex OpenSplice™ for corporate systems, Vortex Gateway for integration with third party network technologies, and now Vortex Lite for embedded sensors.

“We’re honored that the industry has recognized PrismTech as a Top Power Player in the Internet of Things,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development at PrismTech.  “To be included as a power player with the likes of IBM, GE, ARM—and many other of the industry’s most recognizable names — is an outstanding accolade for our team.”

Most recently, the company announced that Vortex has been selected to serve as the data-sharing backbone for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a revolutionary facility designed to create an unprecedented 3-D map of the universe and anticipated to produce 30 terabytes of data every night.

PrismTech also was recently named a Sand Hill Group “Needle Mover” in building the future of the Internet of Things and a Postscapes “Must-Follow IoT Company”.  Gartner recognized the company as a “Cool Vendor” and Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development for the company, has been recognized as one of the most influential Internet of Things executives by market researcher Appinions.

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.

The full report is available from www.iot-nexus.com

Vortex Cloud Getting Beyond Cloud Messaging Live Webcast

Date: 18th March 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Understand how Vortex Cloud differs from mainstream Cloud Messaging technologies such as Azure Service Bus, Amazon Simple Queuing and Notification Service, Google Cloud Messaging, etc.
  • Learn about the key features provided by Vortex Cloud
  • Learn how to build and deploy Internet Scale native and web applications with Vortex Cloud

Abstract:

Cloud Messaging is a key building block at the foundation of any Internet Scale native and web application. PrismTech’s Vortex Cloud provides an innovative solution to address the problems of efficiently and securely distributing data and raising events on an Internet Scale.

This webcast will (1) position Vortex Cloud with respect to some of the mainstream Cloud Messaging implementations, such as those found as part of the Microsoft Azure Platform, Amazon EC2, and the Google Cloud Platform (2) explain the unique features provided by Vortex Cloud, and (3) teach you how to get started writing native or web applications that leverage Vortex Cloud.

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.