Data Distribution Service (DDS) is a middleware protocol and API standard for data-centric connectivity from the Object Management Group® (OMG®). It integrates the components of a system together that business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications need.
RTI is the primary author of the original DDS specification, the DDSI-RTPS wire protocol, DDS-Xtypes, DDS-Security, DDS-PSM-JAVA, DDS-Web, and DDS-RPC. RTI co-authored DDS-PSM-C++.
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is an open membership, international not-for-profit organization that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet.
RTI's CEO is on the Steering Committee and chairs the testbed subcommittee. RTI co-chairs the Connectivity, Security, Data management & interoperability, and Ecosystem groups. RTI is a lead on three public testbeds: Microgrid, Healthcare, and Edge Intelligence.
OpenFog is an organization that drives industry and academic leadership in fog computing architecture, testbed development, and a variety of interoperability and composability deliverables that seamlessly leverage cloud and edge architectures to enable end-to-end IoT scenarios.
RTI is active in the architecture groups.
The Object Management Group (OMG) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium that develops technology standards providing real-world value for thousands of vertical industries. OMG brings together its international membership of end-users, vendors, government agencies, universities and research institutions to develop and revise these standards.
RTI's CTO is on the OMG board and co-chairs the DDS working group.
The Robot Operating System (ROS) Consortium provides a flexible framework for writing robot software to encourage collaborative robotics software development.
RTI works extensively with the OSRF to support the integration of DDS into ROS 2.0.
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) is an industry consortium focusing on accelerating grid modernization and the energy Internet of Things. It leverages policy, education, and promotion of interoperability and standards to empower customers and enable a sustainable energy future.
RTI is a principal developer of the OpenFMB architecture that integrates Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as solar, wind, and storage into the grid, based on DDS.
Integrating Clinical Environments (ICE) Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to establishing healthcare environments that are safe, secure, and interoperable.
RTI was instrumental in helping MDPnP develop the ICE standard, ASTM F2761. ICE uses DDS for its data transport.
The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium is an aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers and users whose aim is to standardize approaches to bring open standards solutions to avionics systems.
RTI contributes to the architecture team and offers a commercial Transport Services Segment (TSS) module based on DDS.
OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space. The OPC Foundation is a global organization responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.
RTI is actively working to clarify the interaction and integration of DDS and OPC UA.