RTI Joins Forces with Samsung Thales on Naval Combat Systems Development

RTI Data Distribution Service provides real-time data distribution infrastructure in support of weapon system for Korean Navy

SANTA CLARA, CA—September 24, 2007—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, today announced an agreement to provide Samsung Thales with RTI Data Distribution Service software and related services in support of the FFX-I naval combat system for the Republic of South Korea. RTI Data Distribution Service offers a comprehensive solution for distributing and managing real-time data across a distributed system, ensuring performance, real-time quality-of-service and scalability.

To replace existing frigate ships in operation, the FFX-I naval combat system includes the mission computer functions installed in the legacy FFK combat systems. The FFX-I combat systems automated functions include target detection, tracking, threat assessment and weapon control for efficient combat execution, allowing operation with a minimum of personnel.

The government procurement agency and design authority (DA) for the FFX-I combat system is the Agency for Defense Development (ADD). Samsung Thales was awarded the prime contract for the FFX-I system integration/command and fire-control system (SI/CFCS)—the core component of the FFX-I combat system—and has contracted with RTI for a real-time data communications solution that encompasses the sensors, instruments and computers controlling the ship's weapon system.

RTI professional services will help to ensure that performance goals for the Samsung Thales project are met. RTI's highly trained and experienced engineers excel at implementing demanding real-time applications. Samsung Thales has engaged RTI professional services throughout the life of the project because of RTI’s excellent reputation for designing, building and testing complex data-driven applications.

"RTI excels in complex data-distribution and management requirements posed by mission-critical real-time systems," explained David Barnett, VP of Product Management for RTI. "RTI Data Distribution Service features and capabilities reflect the lessons learned from that extensive experience. In addition, RTI professional services delivers expertise to ensure that customer requirements for overall performance and functionality are met."

About RTI Data Distribution Service

RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly NDDS) is a high-performance messaging and data-caching solution for the development and integration of applications that require low-latency, high-throughput, high-scalability, deterministic responses and minimal consumption of network, processor and memory resources. RTI Data Distribution Service is an open-architecture platform that complies with the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems standard (DDS).

About Samsung Thales

Samsung Thales dates back to 1969 when Samsung Aerospace started to participate in defense business. The defense business was transferred to Samsung Electronics in 1991, and was re-established as Samsung Thales in 2000, aiming to become a leading defense company in the world. From the early days of its formation, Samsung Thales set out its vision to become a global defense leader, and has created synergies based on Thales advanced management methodologies and Samsung's corporate capabilities. It earned a high mark from its introduction of management quality concept in the defense area. Samsung Thales is recognized as a company with excellent management system and quality management capability, thus strengthening its status of defense business leader.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) works in partnership with its customers to develop and integrate the world's most demanding real-time applications. RTI takes the risk out of distributed application development and system integration by providing deep expertise in real-time communications coupled with the highest performance messaging middleware. The company's software and services have been leveraged in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance, medical and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.

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