RTI and Remedy IT Partner to Integrate CORBA Component Model and DDS Standards

This is the first integration of Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS)-compliant middleware with the OMG's Lightweight CORBA Component Model (CCM) framework.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–May 25, 2010– Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, today announced that it has partnered with Remedy IT to support the DDS for Lightweight CCM (DDS4CCM) standard. This is the first integration of Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS)-compliant middleware with the OMG’s Lightweight CORBA Component Model (CCM) framework. The implementation provides systems integrators with a C++ solution for developing reusable software components and composing real-time systems.

“We are very pleased to have worked with RTI as the development partner for this important extension to the Component Integrated ACE Orb [CIAO] CCM framework,” said Martin Corino, CEO of Remedy IT. “Our open-source implementation will allow for rapid validation of the significant scalability benefits this delivers to large-scale systems integrators.”

As systems of systems grow larger and more complex, many systems integrators are turning to component-model frameworks for software development. For real-time systems, it is essential that the component model’s underlying communication infrastructure satisfy demanding performance and Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. RTI’s implementation of the DDS standard is a proven solution that has been used in more than 400 systems with stringent performance, scalability and fault-tolerance requirements. In addition, integration of both DDS and CORBA within the CCM framework enables rapid assimilation of CORBA applications into real-time systems-of-systems integration programs.

“Bringing together open standards-based DDS, CORBA and CCM solutions enables systems integrators to rapidly leverage the benefits of these middleware solutions in a single, consistent and familiar development environment,” said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI.


CIAO's DDS4CCM integrated with RTI Data Distribution Service is available now. The solution is included in the CIAO 0.7.8 micro release, which can be downloaded from download.dre.vanderbilt.edu. CIAO is open-source software that is commercially supported by Remedy IT.

CIAO's DDS4CCM is compatible with RTI Data Distribution Service 4.5, which is currently available in beta. General availability is planned in June 2010. RTI Data Distribution Service is free of charge for evaluation, research, universities and internally funded Independent Research and Development (IRAD). It can be downloaded from www.rti.com/downloads/.

About RTI Data Distribution Service

RTI Data Distribution Service is a fully standards-compliant integration platform for real-time systems. It meets the demanding requirements of mission-critical applications, including low latency, high throughput and fault tolerance. The solution can run in ad hoc and autonomous environments, as well as over unreliable networks such as wireless and satellite links. It significantly reduces integration time and cost by allowing individual subsystems to be added or upgraded without requiring changes to existing software.

RTI Data Distribution Service provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that comply with the OMG DDS specification, the leading standard for real-time application integration. RTI also natively supports the Real-Time Publish-Subscribe (RTPS) wire protocol for peer-to-peer interoperability with other RTPS-compliant DDS implementations. RTI is the world’s leading supplier of DDS-related software and services.

About CIAO

The Component-Integrated ACE ORB (CIAO) is an implementation of the Lightweight CORBA Component Model (CCM) and Real-time CORBA built on top of The ACE ORB (TAO). CIAO provides the component paradigm to the domain of distributed, real-time, embedded (DRE) systems by abstracting DRE-critical system aspects, such as real-time QoS policies, as installable/configurable units supported by the component framework. Promoting these DRE-critical aspects as first-class metadata disentangles code for controlling these non-function aspects from application logic and makes DRE system development more flexible. Since mechanisms to support various DRE-critical non-functional aspects can be easily verified, CIAO will also make configuring and managing these aspects easier.

About Remedy IT

Remedy IT is a software company dedicated to the use of open source products such as ACE/TAO/CIAO. Remedy IT creates software solutions for and provides support to a wide variety of organizations in different sectors, including banking and insurance, business service provision, telecommunications, industry (chip manufacturing, chemical industry) and defense. These software solutions are based (in whole or in part) on open-source products, commercial products or any combination thereof. For more information, please visit www.remedy.nl.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance messaging and integration infrastructure for distributed real-time applications. RTI is the leader in the rapidly growing market for Data Distribution Service (DDS) compliant middleware. A broad range of industries leverage the company's software and design expertise, including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, power generation, transportation, finance, medical, and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.