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.

Live Webinar

ISO 26262 Approval of Automotive Software Components

December 07, 2016
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

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ISO 26262 is the de facto safety standard for road vehicle electronic systems development and production. This comprehensive ten-part standard applies to all elements of vehicle design including functional safety, system development, hardware, software, supporting processes and more.  Although it can be quite costly and daunting to implement, ISO 26262 is organized such that software components can be certified independent of the vehicle, which allows OEMs to take advantage of commercial off-the-shelf software to reduce their certification cost and risk.

This webinar, hosted by RTI and Verocel, will provide an overview of the ISO 26262 software objectives and how commercial software components like RTI Connext DDS can be assessed and used across many various platforms without modification. It will also show how Connext DDS reduces initial and recurring certification costs by decoupling modules and easing integration of components with different safety levels. The key characteristics of ISO 26262 reusable software are presented along with useful recommendations on how to integrate reusable software in subsequent ISO 26262 assessments.

Speakers

Bob Leigh, Director of Market Development, RTI

Bob brings over 15 years’ experience developing new markets and building technology companies to his role as Director of Market Development at RTI. Bob graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Mathematics and 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 has lead the charge to create new technologies for emerging markets and disruptive applications.

Joe Wlad, Vice President of Business Development, Verocel

Joe has over 30 years' experience in aircraft, systems and software certification. He is an experienced FAA Designated Engineering Representative for systems and equipment and software. Since 1999, he has been involved in development, test and certification of many commercial operating systems. Mr. Wlad has co-authored patents on GPS integrity algorithms and led the certification of the first military GPS receiver to FAA standards.

On-Demand Replays

Scaling IoT Applications Panel Discussion Part II – Industry Examples & Architecture

Originally presented on November 09, 2016.

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Understanding how to scale IoT applications from prototype to production is a critical component to IoT deployment success. Part I of our IoT scaling panel discussed scaling by sensors, performance, users, and geography. In part II of our IoT Panel Discussion our industry experts will pick an IoT industry or application, describe the scaling considerations, and illustrate tools, architectures, and key components used to move the application from prototype to successful deployment.

Join us as our industry expert panelists cover a range of scaling topics from scaling dimensions and associated challenges such as field upgrades, deployment management, and security issues as IoT deployments scale.

Sponsors:

Ayla Networks, Intel, McObject, Red Hat, RTI

Industrial IoT: Scaling Systems Reliably and Securely

Originally presented on November 02, 2016.

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Hosted by Mentor Graphics

As the Internet of Things continues to transform businesses and entire industries, key enabling technologies must evolve to address the ever-increasing requirements for these systems. Of particular note is the trend of "fog computing", an architectural design where key functions (typically executed in powerful cloud server infrastructure) are pushed towards the network edge with the goal of making intelligent decisions locally to avoid flooding Internet bandwidth with raw data. Fog computing is made possible by the extraordinary growth of computing power, connectivity, and functional consolidation in traditional embedded devices. These fog computing assets can now scale to "systems of systems" with a layered databus architecture implementation using Data Distribution Service (DDS). However, these architectures generate concerns about security, reliability, and Quality of Service among other things. Join this webinar to learn how Mentor and RTI bring together a solution that enables heterogeneous systems-of-systems while addressing issues critical to strategic and business success.

What You Will Learn

  • Architecting data exchange to support highly scalable systems
  • Using layered databus for data communication across system layers
  • Complete end-to-end security for distributed systems
  • Quality of Service and reliability with DDS

Speakers

Bob Leigh

Bob brings over 15 years' experience developing new markets and building technology companies to his role as Director of New Markets at RTI. Bob graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Mathematics and 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 has lead the charge to create new technologies for emerging markets and disruptive applications.

Warren Kurisu

Warren Kurisu is the director of product management in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, overseeing the embedded runtime platform business for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, virtualization and multicore technologies, graphics and development tools. He has spent nearly 30 years in the embedded industry, both as an embedded developer and as a business executive, working in the aerospace, networking, industrial, medical, automotive, and consumer industries. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley

The Low-Risk Path to Building Autonomous Car Architectures

Originally presented on October 25, 2016.

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Developing an in-car architecture is perhaps the greatest technical risk for any company starting an Autonomous Car program. Selection of architecture is a long-term decision that must last for a decade or more and impacts performance, features and cost. With this major investment in the development of new, complex software for a connected and autonomous car, how are automotive companies to choose the right path forward? In this live webinar, listen to leaders in the embedded software and safety critical systems industry talk about best practices for automotive and commercial autonomous architectures. Learn how to build a system to meet ISO-26262 safety requirements with minimal pain by leveraging integrated safety certified software. Find out how to use architecture and communication frameworks that can span your network – from in-car embedded systems to backend cloud network – to accelerate development and unlock the value from automated and connected cars.

Speakers

Bob Leigh, Director of New Markets, RTI

Bob brings over 15 years of developing new markets and building technology companies to his role as Director of New Markets at RTI. 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.

Thomas Bloor, Automotive Business Development Manager, QNX Software Systems

Thomas Bloor is an automotive business development manager at BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems, where he is responsible for building, developing, and maintaining relationships with automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs. Prior to joining QNX, Mr. Bloor spent 16 years at Intel, most recently as an automotive business development director, where he worked with Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and other OEMs on their hardware and software strategies. He has also held positions at Gennum Corporation, Veba Electronics Group, and Future Electronics. Mr. Bloor holds a Bachelor's of Engineering, with honors, from Birmingham University.

Considering IoT Maintenance & Upgrades – IoT Panel Discussion

Originally presented on October 18, 2016.

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IoT applications are popping up in every industry. This IoT 1.0 revolution has produced many compelling applications while providing valuable metrics for improving the way we live, learn, work, and play. Once deployed, we're done, right? Wrong! Building IoT systems without considering proper proactive maintenance, end-to-end software compatibility, updates and upgrade strategies may result in a solution doomed to be frozen with fixed features or significant service outages.

Join our experts as they discuss maintenance and software upgrade considerations for deploying adaptable, flexible IoT systems.

Sponsors: Flexera Software, MicroEJ, RTI, Wind River

How to Design Distributed Robotic Control Systems

Originally presented on September 08, 2016.

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A growing number of advanced robotics applications require tight coordination of multiple systems and devices. Sensors, actuators, manipulators and mobile platforms all must communicate with each other to meet the demanding requirements of today's emerging robotics applications. Join the experts from RTI and Energid as they discuss how the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard can be used to enable complex robotics applications.

This webinar will also examine a wide range of common challenges of 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. Specific use cases will be discussed that cover applications in robotic oil drilling (with some of the world's largest robots), space exploration (rover simulations for NASA) and advanced manipulation (with lightweight dexterous tabletop robots).

Speakers

Doug Barker, Senior Robotic Systems Engineer. Energid

Doug manages robotic system development projects at Energid Technologies. Through projects funded by NASA, DARPA and commercial partners, the Energid team has applied DDS broadly in applications ranging from aerospace to oil exploration. As a Senior Engineer at Energid, Doug has focused on the development of the robot-human interface, extensible software architecture and robotics simulation algorithms. He has over ten years of experience in numerical modeling of complex systems. He previously worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois with a focus on Computation Science and Engineering.

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.

Fog Computing is the Future of the Industrial IoT

Originally presented on August 24, 2016.

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In the last century, transportation, medical, power, and industrial systems were built from individual devices, typically programmed one at a time. The Industrial IoT (IIoT) will change all that. The IIoT transforms isolated programmable devices into intelligent networks of connected machines. Examples abound, including autonomous cars, intelligent drones, smart grid power systems, automated air traffic control, connected medical devices, and robotic oil drilling.

The cloud is a component in these systems, but it is hardly primary. The intelligent software that drives these systems must also reside in the field at the "edge." There is no time, bandwidth or reason to send the data from these devices to a data center. Instead, the compute must come to the devices. This design is called "fog computing."

Fog computing will bring autonomy, scale, and intelligence to systems across the industrial landscape. Fog computing requires fast, flexible, pervasive data availability. The Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard was built for autonomy and information. Its "data science" approach is critical technology for fog computing. Thousands of real-world projects already use DDS in a wide variety of applications. DDS provides the scalability, speed, security, and safety required by truly critical industrial systems.

Fog computing is already driving the evolution of the IIoT. These intelligent field systems will disrupt nearly every aspect of the industrial landscape. Join this webinar to learn how to take advantage of the fog to compete in the Industrial IoT.

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

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.

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 also graduate of Stanford's Advanced Management College.

Scaling IoT Applications – IoT Panel Discussion

Originally presented on June 23, 2016.

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Companies making virtually any kind of embedded systems are now faced with the daunting task of inter-connecting these devices into a larger communications system that provides intelligent guidance for the user and important analytics that measure efficiencies and capabilities of the resulting IoT system. Creating prototypes of the environment can be deceptively simple – engineering teams may be able to put together compelling proof-of-concept prototypes in a matter of days or weeks. However, scaling these prototype systems to industrial or residential scales dramatically increases complexity in terms of maintaining performance, obtaining the right precision for the application, and interfacing to external systems with collection and analytics capabilities.

Join us as industry experts discuss scaling prototypes to full blown IoT applications in residential and industrial applications.

Sponsors

Ayla Networks, Intel, McObject, Red Hat, RTI

Accelerate Distributed Systems Development using Connext Tools

Originally presented on June 22, 2016.

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Looking to speed your time to market and develop more efficient Data Distribution Service (DDS) applications? Connext® Tools give you deep visibility into your actively running systems to help identify root causes of application connectivity issues and solve complex data integration problems. Whether you are just starting your DDS journey or have been building DDS applications for a while, we have a tool or two for you!

Join our Tools expert as he reveals his time-tested tips and tricks and shares how the tools included in RTI Connext DDS Pro can help solve many common integration problems!

Speaker

Ken Brophy, Principal Software Engineer, RTI

The Inside Story: How OPC UA and DDS Can Work Together in Industrial Systems

Originally presented on June 15, 2016.

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The Object Management Group® (OMG®) and the OPC Foundation recently announced a collaborative strategy for the two leading connectivity standards for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—the OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) and the OPC United Architecture (OPC UA) standard. The two standards organizations, together with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Industrie 4.0, and leading DDS and OPC UA vendors will lead this strategy to enable immediate Industrial IoT market adoption.

In this webinar, Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI, and Thomas J. Burke, OPC Foundation President & Executive Director, will outline a strategy for the integration of these standards and discuss how they are largely complementary and compatible. Attendees will learn how these standards are important to the future of the IIoT as well as how companies such as GE, Honeywell, National Instruments, SAP and Siemens are supporting the strategy.

Speakers

Dr. Stan Schneider – Chief Executive Officer, RTI

Stan Schneider is CEO at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things communications 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 70 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. The IIC is also building use cases, test beds, architectures for the Industrial Internet. Stan serves on the Steering Committee with members from AT&T, GE, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Accenture, Fujitsu, and Vanderbilt University.

Stan has published over 50 papers in both academic and industry press. He speaks at events and conferences widely on topics ranging from networked medical devices for patient safety, the future of connected cars, the role of the DDS standard in the IIoT, the evolution of power systems, and understanding the various IoT protocols.

Based on its leading architectural impact, RTI was recently named the #1 most influential companyin the Industrial Internet of Things by Appinions as published in Forbes.

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.

Thomas J. Burke – President & Executive Director OPC Foundation

Mr. Burke has a master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Dayton and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from John Carroll University. Mr. Burke has spent the majority of his career developing hardware and software for industrial automation. Mr. Burke started the OPC Foundation in 1995, and his vision is all about multivendor multiplatform secure reliable interoperability for data / information integration from the smallest level of devices in industrial automation, building automation, Home Automation, security into the cloud and the enterprise respectively.

Cyber Security for the Connected Car

Originally presented on May 18, 2016.

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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.

Space Rovers and Surgical Robots: System Architecture Lessons from Mars

Originally presented on May 05, 2016.

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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.

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

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.

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.