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Vendors Demonstrate Wire-Protocol Interoperability of OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS)

Needham, MA – May 2, 2012 – OMG® member organizations have demonstrated wire-protocol interoperability between different implementations of its Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems™ (DDS™) standard. The demonstration successfully showed seamless data exchange under nine different scenarios across applications running on five independently developed DDS implementations: EDDS from ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute); OpenDDS from OCI, OpenSplice DDS from PrismTech, RTI Connext™ DDS from Real-Time Innovations, and CoreDX DDS from Twin Oaks Computing.

DDS middleware allows distributed applications to communicate with each other by exchanging and sharing real-time data. The DDS-standard wire protocol makes direct communication possible between applications running on different implementations of the DDS standard, providing adopters with maximum flexibility and vendor independence. DDS applications can communicate even if they are written in different programming languages or running on different operating systems or processor architectures. And because DDS defines standard programming interfaces, application software is also portable across different DDS implementations.

“DDS has been embraced by hundreds of programs and projects to address their real-time data distribution and application integration requirements,” commented Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, OMG. “Multi-vendor wire-protocol interoperability reduces integration costs and increases vendor independence.”

“First of all, it is good to have an interoperability demonstration in cooperation with other vendors and OMG. We are very happy to finish it successfully. We wish for DDS to spread out across the business field in not only the US but also in Korea,” said Hyun-Kyu Yu, Senior Vice President, ETRI.

“This was the first interoperability demo for OCI. Our engineer was very appreciative of the group approach to ensuring smooth interactions and resolution of issues as they arose. Everyone clearly wants a successful interoperable DDS specification,” said Malcolm D. Spence, Director of Business Development, OCI.

“PrismTech’s OpenSplice is one of the few DDS implementations that has successfully participated to every single interoperability demonstration,” said Dr. Angelo Corsaro, Chief Technology Officer at PrismTech. “This proves PrismTech’s commitment toward open interoperable standards and technologies, a key element for next generation large scale system of systems.”

“RTI is proud to continue its demonstration in multi-vendor wire-protocol interoperability with our RTI Connext™ DDS. This software addresses the communications and interoperability requirements of complex systems, including an API compliant with the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) specification,” commented Dr. Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Chief Technology Officer at RTI. “RTI is committed to interoperability as we have seen firsthand the immense benefits to our customers.”

“One aspect of the DDS standard that makes it so unique is the willingness of the different vendors to come together and demonstrate our ability to interoperate. With increasing compatibility requirements, including mission critical and embedded system requirements, continued interoperability demonstrations show our customers they can build cost effective, easy to use, robust solutions to their interconnected, multi-platform challenges of tomorrow; without sacrificing their freedom to choose the DDS implementation that best suits their needs,” said Clark Tucker, CEO Twin Oaks Computing.

For more information on the DDS standard, visit the OMG’s DDS portal at https://www.dds-foundation.org/.

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