Webinars & Webcasts

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.

Webcast replays and slides are available on demand.

Live Webinar

Secrets of Autonomous Car Design

February 23, 2016
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Register Now

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.

Speakers:
Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI
Dr. Edwin de Jong , Vice President of Sales, RTI

Live Webinar

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

March 24, 2016
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Register Now

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

Live Webinar

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

March 31, 2016
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Register Now

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.

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

Originally presented on January 19, 2016.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay

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.

Watch Replay

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

MPEG-4 video file also available.

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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

Blueprint for the Industrial Internet of Things

Originally presented on April 23, 2015.

Watch Replay   View Slides

The development of the IIoT will be the most important transformation of our time. The basic technical premise is simple: that a common architecture 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, the hard question is how, or even if, this is possible.

This talk will examine "data centricity," an architectural feature of the IIC's recently-released initial guidance to enable the IIoT vision. Data-centric communications connect individual machines together into large-scale intelligent systems that can perform functions that were not possible before. The talk 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.

Speakers

Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG®) – an international, not-for-profit technology standards consortium -- and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council – an end-user advocacy group.

Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Paul Didier, Solutions Architect Manager, System's Internet of Things Group, Cisco

Paul Didier is an Solutions Architect Manager for Cisco® System's Internet of Things Group (IOTG). He is responsible for developing solutions for the Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Transportation and Utilities verticals including Automotive, Oil & Gas, Mining and other sub-verticals. In addition to his work with the Industrial Internet Consortium, Mr. Didier is a member of the Open Device Vendor Association's (ODVA) Technical Review Board and has over 20 years of industry experience. He authored the Cisco and Rockwell Automation Converged Plant-wide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation guide, a Cisco Validated Design (CVD). He works extensively with key Automation and Control partners such as Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Emerson and General Electric.

Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Didier was an IT Infrastructure expert at Accenture for 16 years and an IT Manager for SAP for 2 years. He has extensive experience working for Manufacturing, Retail and Financial Services clients. He has developed and deployed large enterprise IT applications on a global scale.

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.

Embedded Security and the IoT – Challenges, Trends and Solutions

Originally presented on April 09, 2015.

Watch Replay   View Slides

Cisco forecasts that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices on the planet spanning everything from entertainment and information to the industrial and medical markets. The benefits are obvious. The risks are significant with catastrophic consequences. Internet of Things (IoT) security is a broad issue with many dimensions. Join us as IoT security experts from the silicon, software, and services sectors describe risks and solutions for securing IoT devices.

Sponsors: RTI, Texas Instruments, ThingWorx and Wibu-Systems

Standards for Autonomous and Secure Microgrids

Originally presented on March 19, 2015.

Watch Replay   View Slides

The U.S. power grid is changing. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) require responsive, distributed control at the edge of the grid. DERs create new challenges in scalability and reliability, while increasing the network footprint exposed to cyber threats.

Join us at this live event to learn about emerging microgrid interoperability standards. These standards accelerate software and device development while reducing integration costs for utilities.

Stuart Laval, Manager of Technology Development at Duke Energy, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., will review Duke Energy's lessons learned on interoperability and introduce its Distributed Intelligence Platform reference architecture and the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) framework. He will also explain how these relate to other traditional standards including DNP3, IEC 61850, and Modbus.

David Barnett, vice president of products and markets at RTI, will introduce the Data Distribution Service (DDS) interoperability standard. DDS is a core component of Duke Energy's reference architecture platform because of its unique ability to support demanding performance and security requirements.

Speakers

Stuart Laval, Manager of Technology Development, Duke Energy

David Barnett, Vice President of Products and Markets, RTI

Interoperability and the Internet of Things – To standardize or not to standardize?

Originally presented on March 12, 2015.

Watch Replay   View Slides

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a range of technology verticals, from consumer electronics and connected cars to industrial controls and the smart grid. However, while this immense diversity has created a market opportunity valued as high as $14.4 trillion, it has also generated significant interoperability issues stemming from a vast amount of available communications protocols. As a result, multiple consortia have coalesced to develop standardized connectivity frameworks that will advance the IoT. Join us as networking experts from these organizations consider the current connectivity landscape and define approaches that enable ubiquitous connectivity for the IoT.

Sponsors: PrismTech, RTI, ThingWorx

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

Stan is a recognized expert in the development and integration of distributed real-time systems. Stan 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.

How to Build the Connectivity Architecture for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

Originally presented on February 25, 2015.

Watch Replay   View Slides

Have you struggled to effectively apply conventional connectivity solutions to your Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) application? Do you re-invent the wheel every time you deal with managing multiple independent states as you add new applications? Do you have to create your own custom application level protocols? Will your connectivity solution be flexible enough to accommodate future requirements, data types and staffing changes?

The Industrial IoT introduces new requirements for the velocity, variety and volume of information exchange. Connectivity must be real-time, secure and work over mobile, disconnected and intermittent links. It must efficiently scale to handle any number of things, each of which has diverse information exchange requirements, such as streaming updates, state replication, alarms, configuration settings, initialization and commanded intents. This is all in addition to requirements commonly handled by conventional connectivity solutions designed for static networks.

This webinar will describe the core connectivity architecture model for the Industrial IoT and show how the Data Distribution Service (DDS) messaging standard can address its unique requirements. Concepts will be illustrated using a scalable Industrial IoT application architecture that shares real-time data between mobile devices and the cloud and provides access via thin clients (web browser). We will also identify the best way to use websockets, a popular messaging technology, in the architecture.

Speaker: Rajive Joshi, Ph.D. Principal Solution Architect at RTI.

Dr. Joshi serves as a technology consultant to customers building high performance distributed systems. His technical expertise spans distributed real-time systems, embedded systems, robotics, evolutionary computing, and sensor fusion. He has 20+ years of experience in software architecture, design, and implementation of distributed real-time systems and middleware. He is a co-inventor of eight patents, and has co-authored 30+ publications, including the book, "Multisensor Fusion: A Minimal Representation Framework," and a chapter in the book "Differential Evolution: A Practical Approach to Global Optimization." He won the best paper award at the Multisensor Fusion and Integration Conference, and received the "Charles M. Close Best Doctoral Thesis" prize for his doctoral work. His project on distributed robotics tele-operation was featured on CNN television.

Dr. Joshi holds a Doctorate and Masters in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and AIAA.

Panel Discussion – Exploring IoT: Silicon, Software, Security, and Sensors

Originally presented on February 23, 2015.

Watch Replay

The Internet of Things is a broad-reaching concept traversing virtually every market segment. The IoT space has created a market opportunity valued as high as $14.4 trillion by analysts. IoT implies that devices with information become "smart" by adding connectivity and a means to provide or consume information to and/or from other external systems. The silicon and sensor components play a big role in the capabilities and cost of the IoT device. Software that incorporates connectivity to enable "smart" is required. And once a device is "smart," non-trivial security issues need to be addressed. Join us as a diverse panel of experts discuss IoT applications and dissect what puts the "smart" in IoT devices.

Sponsors: Eurotech, Flexera, McAfee, RTI, ThingWorx

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

Stan is a recognized expert in the development and integration of distributed real-time systems. Stan 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.

Why is DDS the right technology for the Industrial Internet?

Originally presented on May 15, 2014.

Watch Replay   View Slides

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.