PrismTech and Hitex Join Forces to Provide Extreme Low-Latency Real-Time Data Integration Solution

Hitex partners with PrismTech to deliver OpenSplice DDS solutions to vertical markets across Northern Europe

Boston, MA, USA – 26 February, 2008 — PrismTech (TM), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, is joining forces with Hitex, a specialist embedded systems company, to deliver much-needed low-latency, real-time data integration solutions. As part of its software offerings, Hitex will partner with PrismTech to deliver PrismTechs best-in-class OpenSplice (TM) DDS (Data Distribution Service) middleware to vertical markets across Northern Europe.

OpenSplice DDS is an extremely high performance, real-time publish/subscribe, middleware which is able to address both Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and net-centric applications. OpenSplice DDS was originally developed for demanding mission-critical defense and aerospace systems but its unique ability to provide predictable, low-latency, reliable high-throughput data dissemination across distributed systems is increasingly being recognized in many other industry sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, SCADA, transportation, and telecommunications.

“We offer a ‘one-stop service with a team of experienced specialists delivering solutions that fit todays demanding application requirements,” said Mike Beach, managing director, Hitex. “We are extremely pleased to be able to work with PrismTech. OpenSplice DDS is a perfect complement to our existing software portfolio and provides us with a proven solution to meet the growing need for highly reliable data-centric integration within the embedded systems of the industries we serve.”

“We are very pleased to be able to work with Hitex as we see the applicability of OpenSplice DDS rapidly expanding from its initial defense and aerospace market,” said Steve Jennis, SVP, Corporate Development, PrismTech. “We are experiencing growing interest in manufacturing, transportation, and financial services—sectors where Hitexs embedded systems expertise will complement our solution extremely well.”

OpenSplice DDS complies with the full profile of the “OMG (TM) DDS for Real-Time Systems v1.2 Specification,” as it provides a complete implementation of both the Data Centric Publish/Subscribe Layer and the Data Local Reconstruction Layer. This sets OpenSplice DDS apart as the leading OMG DDS-compliant COTS product available on the market.

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About PrismTech

PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of standards-compliant, high-performance middleware products whose quality-of-service (QoS) properties significantly exceed those offered by conventional middleware. PrismTech also offers developer productivity tools and a comprehensive range of professional services. PrismTechs differentiators are most highly valued in markets where business-critical and mission-critical systems require high-performance middleware. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Homeland Security, and range from Net-centric OSS to Software-Defined Radio. PrismTechs customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. PrismTech was founded in 1992 and is a privately-held group with US operations based in Boston, MA and Saddle Brook, NJ, and European operations in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and France. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at www.prismtech.com.

About Hitex

Hitex UK was established in 1989 as a supplier of development and debugging tools for the embedded software industry. Today Hitex UK provides a range of products and services enabling developers to maximize the functionality of their products and minimize development cycle times. In response to customers needs for a “One Stop Shop” service, Hitex has developed an extensive portfolio of hardware and software products, including industrial / ruggedised computers, single-board computers, development tools, compilers, RTOS, middleware and communication stacks, all backed by Hitex technical support, training, design and consultancy services. For additional information about Hitex, visit the web site at www.hitex.co.uk.

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Gregg Shenton

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