Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has launched DDS Technology Network, a new program to provide government researchers with affordable access to Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) middleware and expertise. This professional network brings together researchers working on distributed real-time systems, providing them with a complete suite of standards-compliant middleware, source code, training, consulting and access to the largest community of DDS users.
The DDS Technology Network includes:
- A no-charge license to RTI Data Distribution Service, the most widely used DDS implementation
- All the value-added tools and runtime services in RTI’s premier Professional and Elite editions
- Software source code
- Fast Track training and architectural consulting
- Access to top experts in technology areas such as data-centric design, distributed system security and safety, and application areas like control systems and unmanned vehicles
- Free admission to training workshops
- Discounts for onsite training
- Phone and e-mail support
- Community and collaboration forums
In addition to the DDS Technology Network, RTI offers no-charge license grants for universities as well as Independent Research and Development (IRAD) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects. Current participants include more than 200 organizations with applications in a diverse range of areas such as unmanned vehicles, energy and smart grid, manufacturing systems, robotics, security and networking.
“The DDS Technology Network is designed to tighten RTI’s bonds with the government research community and enable closer collaboration with and among these researchers,” said Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, chief technology officer at RTI.
Membership fees for the RTI Technology Network range from US$2,500 to $4,500 based on the number of members in an organization. Through June 30, 2011, RTI is offering all new members the lowest multi-user price of $2,500 per member, a 40 percent discount off the single-member price. Additionally, qualifying programs can receive RTI Data Distribution Service licenses for Windows and Linux operating systems at no cost.
About RTI Data Distribution Service
RTI Data Distribution Service is an implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) DDS specification. DDS is the leading standard for integrating distributed real-time applications and systems-of-systems. By bringing the benefits of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to demanding mission-critical systems, DDS dramatically reduces the time and cost required for development, integration, testing, maintenance and upgrades.
For more information, visit www.rti.com.