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Industrie 4.0 and IIC Bury the Hatchet

In 2015, there was a great deal of confusion, competition and even animosity between the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Germany’s Platform Industrie 4.0. At first, some thought the IIC was the USA's response to Germany’s initiative, others felt that the IIC was attempting a land grab, and others zeroed in on the fact that the OMG managed both the IIC and, in its standards area, the DDS standard (the OPC Foundation has come a long way in its understanding of the pros and cons of DDS and OPC-UA since then).

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Profiling Distributed Applications with Perf

I, like many developers, have been in situations where I needed to take an existing application and make it faster–basically by removing slow code and replacing it with fast code. I know now to follow one simple rule when it comes to optimizing code:

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Using a Data-Centric Approach to Building Healthcare IIoT Solutions     

An interview with the CEO of DocBox, Tracy Rausch

During the RTI Connext Conference in San Jose, CA, I had the opportunity to talk with the CEO of DocBox, Tracy Rausch. For the the past 10 years, DocBox’s mission has been to drive efficiency in healthcare through the democratization of data. Their combination of hardware, software and analytics aims to arm healthcare providers with more actionable information than ever before. The goal is to provide a platform with similar capabilities to SMART on FHIR – an open application programming interface that allows developers to create apps (and clinicians to select apps) that work with their EHR system, regardless of vendor for mission critical, real-time data.

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Here's Why Everyone Is Using RTI Connext DDS for Autonomous Vehicles

Considering how new the OMG DDS standard is to the Automotive Industry, it is quite remarkable how DDS has gone from a completely unknown technology to something that everyone working on autonomous cars seems to be very familiar with. Two years ago, when I started working with RTI to promote DDS for Autonomous Driving, I found that most people in the industry knew very little about RTI nor DDS. I got a lot of blank stares. But, by the middle of 2017, it seemed that everyone I ran into had heard of DDS and likely had some idea of how it applied to their autonomous project. Fast forward to 2018, it is clear that acceptance and adoption of DDS within the industry is accelerating, and this interest is from both traditional manufacturers and startups (primarily based in Silicon Valley).

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What’s New in the Modern C++ API

Since we introduced the modern C++ API for DDS, we’ve seen a lot of interest from our customers. Several of them have started developing brand new systems in C++11. We’ve also been constantly improving the API and there are a few new features, big and small, that I wanted to talk about here.

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How to Build and Run RTI Connext DDS Micro on a Microcontroller

As you might know, we ship a buildable source for RTI Connext DDS Micro so you can build it for your own architecture. In the past few months, we have noticed that customers are interested in building our product for microcontrollers without a Memory Management Unit (MMU), and they’re using a uClibc-based OS. The purpose of this post is to support this expressed need and illustrate how to port RTI Connext DDS Micro to uCLinux with relatively few changes. The development board that we will use in this practical example is STM32F769I-DISCO. You should be able to extrapolate it to any other board by knowing your toolchain. You can even extrapolate it to any other OS that uses uClibc!

Let’s get started.

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