- June 30, 2010
- RTI Products
June 30, 2010‚Äì Real-Time Innovations (RTI) released version 4.5 of RTI Data Distribution Service. Version 4.5 introduces new features that significantly reduce the time and cost required to build and integrate real-time systems-of-systems. These features include new mediation capabilities to bridge between applications that natively support different external interfaces and protocols. RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5 extends the capabilities of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard. RTI's DDS platform provides the integration infrastructure for more than 400 unique high-performance and mission-critical applications in industries that include defense, aerospace, financial services and energy. With RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5, it is now easier to integrate these applications with each other and with applications that use non-DDS middleware, including legacy systems. RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5 offers new capabilities to mediate between disparate applications. Using a new Adapter Software Development Kit (SDK), systems integrators or RTI‚Äôs services organization can build and deploy bridges to integrate DDS and non-DDS systems in a fraction of the time required to develop completely custom solutions. Bridges automatically inherit advanced RTI Data Distribution Service capabilities, including automatic discovery of applications; data transformation and filtering; data lifecycle management; and support across operating systems, programming languages and network transports. With more than 20 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the Adapter SDK provides developers with a flexible tool to enhance the interoperability of their systems.The Adapter SDK includes prebuilt adapters that can be used out-of-the-box to interface with third-party Java Message Service (JMS) providers or legacy code written to the network socket API. Adapters include source code so they can be easily modified to meet application-specific requirements or serve as a template for quick creation of new custom adapters.RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5 also supports DDS-to-DDS bridging. This allows unmodified DDS applications to communicate even if they were developed using incompatible interface definitions. This is often the case when integrating new and legacy applications or independently developed systems.In addition to its advanced mediation capabilities, RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5 provides new APIs for fast data lookup and access, enhanced support for multicore processors and expanded operating system support, including Mac OS X platforms.AvailabilityRTI Data Distribution Service 4.5 is available now. RTI Data Distribution Service is free of charge for evaluation, research, universities and internally-funded Independent Research and Development (IRAD).RTI Data Distribution Service supports the Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX and Mac OS X operating systems on desktop and server platforms, as well as the INTEGRITY, LynxOS, VxWorks, Windows CE and Windows Mobile real-time and embedded operating systems. APIs are available for the C, C++, C# (.NET), Java, Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ) and Ada programming languages.