RTI: connectivity software for architecting IIoT systems of systems

Real-Time Innovations announced the first connectivity software designed to build layered-databus architectures for IIoT systems of systems: RTI Connext DDS 5.3. To help system architects, the Industrial Internet Consortium recently released the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture. The IIRA identifies a Layered Databus pattern as the recommended framework for developing these multi-tiered IIoT systems of systems. RTI Connext DDS 5.3 is the first connectivity software designed to implement the layered databus pattern while also fostering interoperability and an open architecture.

Built on the Object Management Group Data Distribution Service standard, Connext DDS 5.3 introduces support for the recently finalized DDS Security standard. As a result, devices and applications developed with Connext DDS 5.3 will interoperate with those that take advantage of future Connext DDS versions. Given the long lifecycle of IIoT systems, forward interoperability is essential for products that cannot be easily upgraded once they are deployed. In addition, RTI verified Connext DDS 5.3 interoperates with other DDS Security implementations, enabling plug-and-play systems that incorporate components from multiple suppliers.

Connext DDS 5.3 now provides the capability to request and receive historical data as efficiently as live data. Additionally, the ability to filter for specific content, such as requesting a patient’s body temperature over the last 4 hours, prevents the network bandwidth from flooding. With Connext DDS 5.3, devices automatically and securely re-locate and re-authenticate to maintain uninterrupted connectivity when a network address changes.

 RTI Connext DDS 5.3 and the layered-databus architecture have applications across industries, including healthcare, energy, aerospace and defense (A&D) and transportation.

 


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