Webinars

This collection of free RTI presentations explains, discusses and demonstrates the value of RTI Connext DDS for data distribution and integration of complex and demanding applications for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Each hour-long live webinar gives the audience time to ask questions of the presenters.

Replays and slidesets are also available.

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Space Rovers and Surgical Robots: System Architecture Lessons from Mars

May 05, 2016
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

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What do Mars exploration and Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery (MIRS) have in common? In some ways, the technology and communication requirements couldn't be more different.

This provocative talk will examine a wide range of challenges for designing modern robotic systems, based on real-life lessons learned from NASA's Human Robotic Systems project and MIRO Lab, an advanced robotic assistance research laboratory.

Learn why Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0 and robotic systems like NASA's and MIRO Lab's chose to implement a data-centric architecture using Data Distribution Service (DDS), a communication protocol standard for real-time and embedded systems.

Speaker: Dr. Edwin de Jong

Dr. de Jong brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is one of the pioneers in the development of large-scale, real-time, publish-subscribe middleware that is now revolutionizing the Internet of Things. Edwin joined RTI in 2005 following RTI's acquisition of 4TEC, a company he co-founded in 2002 and led as CEO. Earlier in his career, Edwin was a software consultant specializing in real-time, publish-subscribe middleware for combat-management systems. Edwin holds a PhD in Mathematics and Physics from Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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Cyber Security for the Connected Car

May 18, 2016
11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT

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While connectivity and data are the currency of our age, capitalizing on them in the automotive sector comes with significant risk. Internal and external vehicle networks are more pervasive than ever before, broadening the attack surface of connected cars and placing an additional burden of safety and security on automakers and Tier 1s. In this live online event, learn how isolation techniques and security measures from the embedded industry can be leveraged to protect modern vehicles from unwanted code or malicious attack. Best practices are explained, technology examples provided, and questions answered by silicon, software, and networking experts invested in the integrity of the connected car.

Speakers

Bob Leigh, Director of New Markets, RTI
Bob has been developing new markets and building technology companies for over 15 years as an entrepreneur and technology leader. Bob graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Mathematics & Engineering and has used his education in control and communication systems to engineer embedded solutions for a variety of industries including energy, manufacturing, and transportation. At each venture he lead the charge to create new technologies for emerging markets and disruptive applications.

Marc Brown
Marc brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to his role as GrammaTech's Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining GrammaTech in June of 2015, Marc was the Group VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Polycom where he helped define and  market Polycom's Workplace of the Future.  Prior to Polycom, Marc spent several years supporting the embedded software markets with Intel, Wind River Systems and IBM leading several marketing teams.  Earlier in his career, Marc was a software engineer with Motorola, Corning Research and GE Aerospace.

Mike Borse
In a technology career spanning 30+ years, Mike Borse has enjoyed experiences in seemingly every imaginable role --from programmer to development manager, from project management to IT governance, from security and risk management to audit and compliance, from software business development to product management, among various other experiences, working with many talented engineers, entrepreneurs, and executives from throughout the world, in numerous entities engaged in widely diverse industries, markets, and business sectors. What he has enjoyed most, since the first days of his tech career, are the endless opportunities for continuous learning, and the personal fulfillment derived from working with talented individuals solving complex problems innovating solutions from the sublimely simple to the fantastic. Mike formally joined Polarion in 2015 to provide Product Management leadership in key vertical markets, and for Polarion's Variants Management solutions.

Shan Bhattacharya
Shan Bhattacharya serves as a Director, Business Development and directs the US Field Engineering team for LDRA. Prior to this, he worked as a Field Application Engineer for LDRA, deploying LDRA software solutions for a large number of major defense, commercial avionics, medical device, and automotive vendors to meet industry software certification. Over the course of his career, he has worked for major defense system integrators as a software engineer, software lead, and an IPT lead.

Advancing Active Safety for Next-Gen Automotive

Originally presented on April 27, 2016.

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Active safety, or ADAS, systems comprise a complex mix of interconnected sensors, actuators, compute, and image and data processing algorithms designed to save lives without distracting drivers. In this OpenSystems Media E-cast, automotive silicon and software experts show how technologies such as radar, lidar, sensor fusion, and in-vehicle connectivity software are evolving to make today's roads safer while paving the way for tomorrow's semi- and fully-autonomous cars.

Learn About FACE Aligned Reference Platform: Built on COTS and DO-178C Certifiable Components

Originally presented on April 13, 2016.

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The primary objective of the FACE Technical Standard is to define a reference software architecture. The Reference Implementation Guide documents approaches and best industry practices to instantiate the reference software architecture for developing and verifying infrastructure software components and application components. This webinar will examine a case study of such a reference implementation in order to demonstrate capabilities that can be integrated using FACE aligned components. These components include:

  • An Operating System Segment (FACE Safety Base Profile aligned) utilizing both C and C++ runtimes
  • A Transport Services Segment (TSS) utilizing DDS and ARINC port services
  • A Platform Specific Services Segment (PSSS) including Graphic Services
  • A Portable Components Segment (PCS) implemented within a partition providing the Primary Flight Display.
  • An IO Services Segment (IOS) including the adapters to the low device drivers in use on the platform, specifically the serial and Ethernet.

Speakers

Dave Stringer, Principal Applications Engineer, RTI
Dave brings thirty years' experience in distributed systems development, both as a user and a creator of middleware. He has worked on and with DDS for the last five years and, previously, for fifteen years on CORBA. At RTI, Dave works with customers applying DDS to some of the most challenging real-world distributed systems. Prior to that he managed middleware development for Borland. Dave has been involved in many industry standardization efforts, most recently with FACE. He served on the Object Management Group's Architecture Board. He started his career in Telecoms, spanning middleware research and switching development. Dave holds a BS from University of Bath, UK and an MS from University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Larry Kinnan
Larry Kinnan is a Principal Technologist for Avionics and Safety Critical Systems at Wind River in the Technical Marketing Group. Larry has worked at Wind River for more than 16 years in various Services and Field Engineering roles with a primary focus on safety-critical systems and ARINC 653 solutions. Larry has extensive experience with numerous aerospace programs such as the Boeing 787, KC-46 Tanker, C130-AMP and other commercial and military aircraft as well as multiple space borne systems. Prior to joining Wind River, Larry was employed in the medical device community where he was involved in safety-critical device design, development and deployment of computed tomographic and nuclear medicine systems.

Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part One: Effective Change Management

Originally presented on March 31, 2016.

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Join Control Engineering and Plant Engineering for part one of the 2016 IIoT Webcast Series: Effective Change Management.

The analyst firm Gartner predicts that the "smart machine era" will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. Intelligent distributed systems will fundamentally transform our world. Early applications are running today in distributed medical imaging and patient care systems, huge industrial SCADA plant control, smart grid designs, advanced transportation systems, and autonomous cars and airplanes. The enabling technology is a common architecture that bridges sensor to cloud, interoperates between vendors, and spans industries.

This talk will present a glimpse of the IIoT disruption by exploring leading applications. These use cases highlight disruptive changes common across industries. It will review the role of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the rapidly-growing alliance of over 200 companies that form ground zero of the IIoT ecosystem. Finally, it will overview the IIC architecture, early standards, and testbed programs.

Presenter: Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations

Stan Schneider is the small company representative on the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. With over 200 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the standards that are crucial to the success of the next industrial revolution.

Schneider serves on the advisory boards for Smart Industry and IoT Solutions World Congress. Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.

Schneider also is CEO of Real-Time Innovations, an Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. It provides embedded middleware in industry sectors including energy, medical, automotive, transportation, defense, and industrial control. He holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.

IoT Panel Webcast – Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls for IoT Development

Originally presented on March 24, 2016.

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Applications for Internet of Things (IoT) are exploding in virtually every marketplace and industry. For many experienced development organizations, IoT has a "dangerous" familiarity to embedded systems development. However, challenges involving cloud services, mobile applications, embedded sensors, and internet transports are derailing many implementations which add expense and development time to correct. Join us as our panel of IoT experts discuss best practices and common pitfalls that can help keep your IoT rollout on-time and within budget.

Sponsors: Ayla Networks, Eurotech, Golgi, ThingWorx and RTI

How the Fusion of Time-Sensitive Networking, Time-Triggered Ethernet and Data Centricity Can Change Industrial Control

Originally presented on March 23, 2016.

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Performance and scalability are critical for transportation and industrial control systems. Common requirements in both types of systems include the ability to predictably process system events in real time and the ability to fail gracefully. These common requirements give rise to an innovative idea of interoperability of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) protocol with deterministic Ethernet technologies: Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE).

Join experts from GE and RTI as they explore the challenges of deterministic Ethernet today and explain how the power fusion of DDS with deterministic Ethernet can effectively address them.

Speakers

Andrew Berner

Andy Berner is an engineer in the Real-Time Embedded Systems Lab at the GE Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of experience developing mission and safety critical systems for aircraft and large scale hybrid electrical vehicles. Currently he is the System Architect for the Modular Control Architecture for GE Transportation. This highly complex system is being created to unleash the power of GE's Industrial Internet and provide a flexible, powerful platform for the next generation of GE Locomotives.

David Barnett

David Barnett has over 25 years of experience in distributed, real-time and embedded systems. He joined RTI in 2005 and is responsible for the company's product roadmap, product marketing and market development. Prior to RTI, he was vice president of marketing at a real-time middleware startup that was acquired by Borland Software Corporation. He was also director of product marketing at Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics and a senior product marketing manager at Wind River Systems. David began his career as a software engineering lead at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he was responsible for the design and implementation of several distributed real-time applications. David has BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Joel Markham

Joel Markham is an engineer in the Real-Time Embedded Systems Lab for GE at the Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University. As part of the Real-Time Embedded Systems Lab, he focuses on the development of industrial software and networking technologies to enable controls convergence for GE. He is a highly skilled software architect and technologist with a focus on safety-critical embedded systems. He cares deeply about the success of his team and enjoys developing solutions for highly complex systems.

Solving Avionics Safety Certification Challenges in UAS Platforms

Originally presented on March 16, 2016.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to release new approvals for the use of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace and other nations are making similar moves. As a result, many unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms must now comply with FAA safety standards for technology such as DO-178 B and C for flight-critical software, as well as DO-254 for hardware. Certification rules and procedures are still being defined, but the technological expertise for avionics certification already exists. This E-cast of industry experts will discuss the challenges and solutions for managing avionics safety certification in unmanned aircraft.

Speakers

David Barnett

David Barnett has over 25 years of experience in distributed, real-time and embedded systems. He joined RTI in 2005 and is responsible for the company's product roadmap, product marketing and market development. Prior to RTI, he was vice president of marketing at a real-time middleware startup that was acquired by Borland Software Corporation. He was also director of product marketing at Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics and a senior product marketing manager at Wind River Systems. David began his career as a software engineering lead at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he was responsible for the design and implementation of several distributed real-time applications. David has BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Ulrich Eisemann

Dr. Ulrich Eisemann studied Electrical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and subsequently wrote his doctoral thesis in the field of electronic imaging at the Technical Electronics Institute of the RWTH. In the summer of 2004, he entered the field of embedded software engineering by joining dSPACE GmbH in Paderborn, Germany. Currently, he works as a senior product manager for the TargetLink production code generator, concerned with model-based development and production code generation for embedded systems.

Gary Gilliland

Gary Gilliland is a Technical Marketing Manager at DDC-I, where he is responsible for technical marketing functions with an emphasis on the safety-critical Deos real-time operating system. He has over 20 years of experience in development and marketing of hardware and software solutions for embedded systems. He has extensive experience with military and commercial avionics and real-time operating systems. Gary is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Shan Bhattacharya

Shan Bhattacharya serves as a Director, Development Manager and directs the US Field Engineering team for LDRA. Prior to this, he worked as a Field Application Engineer for LDRA, deploying LDRA software solutions for a large number of major defense, commercial avionics, medical device, and automotive vendors to meet industry software certification. Over the course of his career, he has worked for major defense system integrators as a software engineer, software lead, and an IPT lead.

Secrets of Autonomous Car Design

Originally presented on February 23, 2016.

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An autonomous car is a highly complex, distributed, dynamic system. It must coordinate many component software modules continuously, make real-time local decisions based on system-wide constraints, and approximate global state. Builders of vehicle autonomy thus face a daunting challenge. To get a competitive edge, intelligent vehicle manufacturers must meet demanding distributed systems requirements, including safety, resilience, security, scalability, fault tolerance, and fast data processing. These capabilities are far beyond those provided by older connection technologies such as CANbus.

Come learn how to leverage the most widely adopted, open, industry-leading standard for real-time and embedded systems: the Data Distribution Service (DDS). DDS provides a proven foundation for highly resilient and responsive distributed control systems. Its real-time performance, high reliability, open architecture, and publish/subscribe decoupling greatly accelerate and simplify distributed system development and makes it highly applicable for autonomous cars. DDS is the only technology that can deliver microsecond latency, IEC 26262 safety certification, top security, and operational proof in billion-dollar product lines.

Speaker: Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI

Cybersecurity Spotlight: Looking under the Hood at Data Breaches and Hardening Techniques

Originally presented on January 19, 2016.

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Networked embedded systems and IoT alike enable services that changes the way the world lives, learns, works, and plays. However, purpose-built attacks and data breaches on these environments are becoming commonplace. Join us as experts in cybersecurity characterize common data breach and attack techniques and discuss tools, processes, and approaches to close vulnerabilities and harden the software environments.

Sponsors: RTI, ThingWorx

Data Distribution Service Security and the Industrial Internet of Things

Originally presented on January 13, 2016.

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The Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard is quickly becoming adopted as the connectivity platform for the critical infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things, with deployments ranging from SCADA systems to large-scale medical, energy and defense systems.

The webinar includes discussions about the most recent work on the security specification for the DDS standard, its rationale, and architectural design. Related research and use cases in Industrial Internet of Things, including medical and energy sectors, will also be discussed.

Speaker: Hamed Soroush, Research Security Engineer, RTI

The Inside Story: GE Healthcare's Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture

Originally presented on December 17, 2015.

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The Industrial IoT will connect devices together and to the cloud. These smart, distributed machines will transform today's unconnected infrastructure into intelligent distributed systems, driving disruptive change through almost every industry.

Hospitals are a perfect microcosm of the IoT. Connected patient care systems will transform today's plethora of often unconnected medical devices into intelligent, distributed systems. These smart ecosystems are expected to become an invaluable tool for the care team, optimizing results, preventing mistakes, and relieving overburdened staff ... and improving patient care and outcomes.

GE Healthcare is leveraging the GE Digital Predix architecture to connect medical devices, cloud-based analytics, and mobile and wearable instruments. The future communication fabric of its monitoring technology is based on RTI's data-centric Connext DDS platform.

This webinar, presented jointly by GE Healthcare's Chief Engineer for Life Care Solutions and RTI's CEO, will review the IoT's critical quality metrics, security, and connectivity requirements. It will outline the opportunity this technology brings for caregivers and patients alike and explain why the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard provides the scalability and integration that large IoT systems need across industries.

Speakers
Matt Grubis, Chief Engineer, GE Healthcare's Life Care Solutions
Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI

IoT Panel Discussion: Accelerating Development in IoT & Embedded: New Age Smart Development Portfolio for a New Embedded Era

Originally presented on December 16, 2015.

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Internet of Things (IoT) applications are changing the way we live, learn, work and play. It's also changing the way engineers develop. It's no longer sufficient to have an old-school embedded development environment for a processor family and embedded boards. Today's embedded and IoT systems development spans sensor, device, gateway, and cloud. This dramatically increases the complexity of development, troubleshooting, and fault isolation. A myriad of programming languages are usually involved from embedded assembly and low level C interfaces to scripting languages, XML, RESTful APIs, Java and even the Go programming language. Join us as an expert panel from a range of development and debug tool disciplines discuss the changing face of development in today's embedded and IoT age.

Sponsors: Ayla Networks, Eurotech, Golgi, RTI, ThingWorx

How to Develop Mission-Critical Avionics and Defense Systems with Ada and DDS

Originally presented on November 19, 2015.

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The Ada programming language is particularly well suited to developing mission-critical and safety-critical systems that must be cost-effectively maintained over long lifecycles. These systems increasingly consist of multiple components distributed across processing nodes. Developers therefore require a mechanism for inter-module communication and integration.

Because of its real-time performance, resilience and support for an open architecture, the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard provides an ideal connectivity solution for Ada applications. Its publish/subscribe communication paradigm and high-level API simplify distributed system development while providing loose coupling between components. Its decentralized, peer-to-peer architecture delivers low latency while eliminating any single point of failure.

This webcast will review the Ada 2012 language, introduce the DDS standard, and show how their integration provides a robust foundation for mission-critical distributed systems.

Speakers

David Barnett, Vice President, Products and Markets, RTI
Quentin Ochem, Technical Account Manager, AdaCore

IoT and M2M Safety and Security

Originally presented on October 21, 2015.

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The proliferation of connected devices coupled with network infrastructure advances have ushered in a new era of communication and machine-to-machine (M2M) automation in all industries. These advances bring significant risk — attacks on systems have become "purpose-built" — targeting specific machines in order to access unauthorized information or cause system failures. IoT and M2M systems require a combination of silicon and software solutions designed to mitigate these purpose-built attacks. Join us as silicon and software security experts come together to discuss M2M and IoT security requirements and threat identification and mitigation options using silicon and/or software approaches.

Sponsors: Echelon, Freescale, GrammaTech, RTI

Slash Avionics Integration Costs with DO-178C Certifiable Connectivity Software

Originally presented on October 20, 2015.

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Avionics systems have traditionally used custom software to communicate between different applications and subsystems. The need for building certifiable systems based on a COTS and open architecture foundation has intensified due to the convergence of several trends:

  • The increasing scale and complexity of avionics software, which is driving up the cost of developing, supporting and certifying custom communication solutions
  • Adoption of open architectures, such as those based on FACE and UCS, to reduce on-going integration and upgrade costs
  • The need for safety certification, in particular DO-178C, including to enable UAS integration into the National Airspace System

This webinar will introduce a solution: RTI's DO-178C certifiable implementation of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) connectivity standard. RTI's DDS solution is available with a complete DO-178C Level A Certification Data Package (CDP) produced by Verocel.

DDS replaces custom communications code with high-level, standards-compliant APIs. This significantly reduces the amount of code you otherwise have to develop and certify while also simplifying your application and integration logic. DDS supports many open architecture initiatives, including the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) and UAS Control Segment Architecture (UCS).

During the webinar, RTI will review the DDS standard, the design tenets underlying Connext DDS Cert, and its support for FACE. Verocel will review the contents of the CDP, the steps required to incorporate it into your system certification, and the work remaining for the system integrator.

Who should attend

Software architects of avionics and UAS applications, DDS users

Speakers

David Barnett, Vice President, Products and Markets
George Romanski, CEO, Verocel

Managing Avionics Safety Certification for Unmanned Aircraft

Originally presented on July 28, 2015.

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A force multiplier is often used to describe something gives one military a game-changing tactical edge over others. For the U.S. military, unmanned aircraft platforms have been a force multiplier and will continue to be one. However, now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is opening the national airspace to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) these platforms must now comply with FAA safety standards for technology such as DO-178 B and C for flight critical software as well as DO-254 for hardware. The rules for certification of these systems are still being defined, but safety certification experts are already applying these standards to future UAS avionics systems. This webcast of industry experts will discuss the challenges and solutions for managing avionics safety certification in unmanned aircraft.

Speakers

Dr. Ulrich Eisemann, Senior Product Manager, dSPACE
David Barnett, Vice President, Products and Markets, RTI

How to Architect Microgrids for the Industrial Internet of Things

Originally presented on July 23, 2015.

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The power grid is changing. With the proliferation of renewable generation technologies and drive to improve demand response, the grid's current architecture must change to realize the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things.

The challenges in the power grid require responsive, distributed communication and control at the edge of the grid that are inherently scalable, reliable and secure. Further, most grids have a unique set of requirements making a "one-size-fits-all" solution impractical. The Industrial Internet provides technologies that streamline the development and deployment of a new, smart power grid.

To deliver Industrial Internet systems in the field, recommendations in three key areas should be considered:

  • Component-level interoperability
  • Scalable control
  • Real-time data security

The work that companies like Cisco, NI, and RTI are doing with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) microgrid testbed is transforming grid infrastructure. Attend this webinar to learn how the IIC Microgrid Testbed for Communication and Control implements edge processing and machine-to-machine communication. Join experts from National Instruments (NI) and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) as they discuss the keys to microgrid adoption.

Speakers

Brett Murphy, Director Business Development, Industrial Internet of Things, RTI
Brett Burger, Principal Product Marketing Manager - Smart Grid Applications, National Instruments

TechTalk: Connext DDS 5.2 – Faster and Easier Development of Industrial Internet Systems and Applications

Originally presented on July 15, 2015.

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Want to know what's in RTI's Connext DDS 5.2? Watch our TechTalk on-demand, where our Engineering and Product Marketing experts delved into the details of Connext DDS 5.2 – our newest product release.

Learn about our new queuing communication pattern that enables load balancing capability for scalable message processing and cloud analytics. With this new addition to the existing Pub/Sub and Request/Reply models, Connext DDS now provides the first unified solution for developing Industrial Internet systems. With the new pattern, implemented as a Queuing Service feature, it delivers all the fundamental communication patterns in a single connectivity platform.

In addition, we have implemented almost 50 new features and enhancements to address specific customer feedback including: new C++ API to simplify development and improve source code readability; Admin Console with advanced visualization of data to improve insight into distributed system behavior and ease debugging; second generation code generator with much improved performance; unbounded sequence and strings to address scalability; and 18 new platforms to support different architectures.

Speakers

Jan Van Bruaene, Vice President, Engineering, RTI

Jan Van Bruaene is leading the engineering team at RTI. Jan joined RTI in 2006 and has over 17 years of experience in technical and customer facing leadership roles in technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and VLSI Technology. During his career, Jan has led professional services, support, and engineering organizations; he has technical expertise in many areas, such as middleware, grid applications, infrastructure software, operating system design, device drivers and network chip development.

Jan holds an MS equivalent degree in Electronics, Digital Communications (Summa Cum Laude) from KIHK in Geel, Belgium.

Vien Chan, Product Manager, RTI

Vien Chan has over 20 years of experience of real-time embedded software and systems in a variety of technical and business roles. She joined RTI in 2013 as a Senior Product Manager for the RTI flagship product Connext DDS. Prior to RTI, Vien worked as a Senior Product Manager at Symmetricom and DataDirect Networks. She also was a Product Manager at IP Infusion and Intel. Earlier in her career, Vien was a software engineer and developed embedded software for communications equipment.

Vien holds a MS degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California and a BS degree in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles.

Blueprint for the Industrial Internet: The Architecture

Originally presented on July 09, 2015.

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The basic technical premise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is simple: a common architecture that can connect sensor to cloud, power to factory, and cities to medical services. An infrastructure that can bridge these domains would impact industry as profoundly as the enterprise Internet impacted business across verticals.

Of course, what's hard is how to architect systems to capitalize on the IIoT opportunity.

This talk will examine data centricity, an architectural feature of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Reference Architecture – the IIC's recently-released initial guidance for enabling the IIoT vision. Data-centric communications connect individual machines together into large-scale intelligent systems that can perform functions that were not possible before. We will also review successful use cases in medical, power, transportation, and industrial control applications. Learning from these applications, the proposed controlled, secure data sharing promises a new era of connectivity that can unify systems top to bottom and across industries.

Speaker

Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI and member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee

Stan Schneider is CEO at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. RTI is the largest embedded middleware vendor and has an extensive footprint in all areas of the Industrial Internet, including Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial Control.

In 2014, Stan was elected to the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee. With over 100 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the standards that are crucial to the success of the next industrial revolution. Before RTI, Stan managed a large Stanford robotics laboratory, led an embedded communications software team and built data acquisition systems for automotive impact testing.

Stan completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Stanford's Advanced Management College.

IoT Panel, Part II: Security for Silicon, Software, and Sensors

Originally presented on June 16, 2015.

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IoT platforms and applications are emerging and it's evident IoT is poised to change the way the world lives, learns, and works. With these new advancements come significant security concerns. How can end devices authenticate users, access, and protect stored data? Will purpose-built IoT viruses, malware, and security threats emerge? What are the best approaches to integrating security within IoT applications? This panel narrows its focus to security concerns and solutions involving IoT devices, connectivity, and applications.

Sponsors: Flexera Software, RTI, ThingWorx

Learn About the FACE Standard for Avionics Software and a Ready-to-Go COTS Platform

Originally presented on May 19, 2015.

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The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical and business standards are driving new efficiencies in avionics platforms. FACE enables platform integrators to rapidly assemble best-of-breed technologies with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components that have proven safety certification credentials. This reduces integration and certification/airworthiness risk while improving reuse across both manned and unmanned systems.

The FACE Technical Standard is a standard of standards. For software portability, it leverages over 100 proven-in-service APIs including POSIX, ARINC 653, OpenGL, and the Data Distribution Service (DDS). For interoperability, it specifies a data model with well-defined semantics and syntax. It couples these with business models that encourage rapid innovation. These standards are driving a new era of COTS avionics solutions in both military and commercial markets.

In this webinar, experts from Wind River and RTI will provide an overview of the FACE Technical Standard 2.1 and show how integrated COTS products provide a ready-to-go platform for developing, integrating and deploying portable FACE components.

Attendees will learn

  • The fundamentals of the FACE architecture
  • The efficiencies of using proven COTS components for integrating FACE solution stacks
  • How to reduce risk by using COTS DO-178C certification evidence in certified development processes

Who Should Attend

  • Executive-level personnel who are interested in removing integration and certification risk from their avionics systems
  • Program managers, safety and security architects, and technical team leads designing avionics software
  • Project managers needing to accelerate delivery of challenging FACE platforms
  • Engineers and designers seeking to optimize and accelerated the development of certified software

Speakers

David Barnett, Vice President, Products and Markets, RTI
Chip Downing, Senior Director, Business Development, Aerospace & Defense, Wind River

Why is DDS the right technology for the Industrial Internet?

Originally presented on May 15, 2014.

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GE, Cisco, AT&T, Intel and IBM recently established the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) at the Object Management Group (OMG) standards body. OMG is the world's largest system software standards organization, responsible for the UML modeling language and DDS data-centric middleware standards. Attend this webinar and find out how DDS can drive the Industrial Internet. At the OMG, the IIC will focus on standards relevant to the Industrial Internet, the branch of the Internet of Things that enables intelligent distributed machines. The IIC will break down technology silos to improve integration of the physical and digital worlds. RTI, the market-leading DDS vendor, provides the key communications infrastructure that enables smart machines in the Industrial Internet. This webinar will review the technology and examine real-world use cases for RTI DDS in the Industrial Internet across several industries, including medical, energy, aviation and automotive.

Speaker: Dr. Stan Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, RTI

Stan Schneider is a recognized expert in the development and integration of distributed real-time systems. He founded RTI to develop productivity tools for the real-time marketplace. Under his guidance, RTI has grown from inception to a multinational business with offices throughout North America and Europe.

Stan completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He holds a BS in Applied Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.