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RTI Joins OpenFog Consortium as an Early Member to Accelerate Industrial IoT Adoption

RTI Joins with Founding Members, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Dell, ARM, and Princeton University, to Drive Industry Leadership in Fog Computing Architecture

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Feb. 22, 2016—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, today announced it has joined the OpenFog Consortium as an early member.

The OpenFog Consortium was founded by leaders in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to solve some of today's most discussed challenges, such as high latency on the network, support of end point mobility, loss of connectivity, unpredictable bandwidth bottlenecks and distributed coordination of systems and clients. The consortium was founded in November 2015 and currently has members in North America, Europe and Japan.

The consortium will promote an ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of open fog computing and IoT by bringing together companies, universities and individuals working to define a common framework for distributed computing from edge to the cloud based on open standard technologies.

RTI brings extensive experience to the Consortium in developing resilient, scalable and secure solutions to enable the IIoT, offering valuable insights for driving assurance architectures for accurate and secure information exchange. RTI's Connext DDS software enables the IIoT by providing a messaging solution optimized for communication within and in between intelligent machines and devices, meeting the demanding performance, reliability and security requirements of critical infrastructure. Fog computing is a crucial component in supporting IoT systems across verticals important to RTI and its customers such as energy, healthcare and transportation.

"As the Industrial IoT continues to advance, it's becoming even more important to build a horizontal communications architecture for connecting all systems," said David Barnett, Vice President of Products and Markets at RTI. "Fog computing is a critical element of this growth and is crucial in many of our customer's industries. At RTI, it's our goal to continue to accelerate the IIoT market and help companies build the distributed systems of the future. We look forward to collaborating with fellow industry leaders in the OpenFog Consortium and enabling end-to-end IoT scenarios."

RTI recently participated in the OpenFog Consortium's first official "Members Meeting" in Chandler, Arizona.

"We are excited to welcome RTI to the OpenFog Consortium as an early member," said Jeff Fedders, President, OpenFog Consortium. "RTI has proven leadership and expertise in IoT connectivity with support for distributed environments at the network edge. As a collective group, our objective is to enable end-to-end technology scenarios for the IoT and we feel that RTI's extensive experience will be valuable in helping us to achieve this goal."

Additional information on the OpenFog Consortium can be found here.

About the OpenFog Consortium

The OpenFog Consortium was formed to accelerate the deployment of fog computing technologies through the development of an open architecture that identifies core technologies and capabilities such as distributed computing, networking and storage that will support intelligence at the edge of IoT.  The OpenFog Consortium was formed by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp, and Princeton University in November 2015, and has members in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit and on Twitter @openfog.

About RTI

RTI provides the connectivity platform for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Our RTI Connext® messaging software forms the core nervous system for smart, distributed applications. RTI Connext DDS allows devices to intelligently share information and work together as one integrated system. RTI was named "The Most influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in 2014 by Appinions and published in Forbes.

Our customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science. The total value of system designs that trust RTI for their fundamental architecture exceeds $1 trillion.

RTI is committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture. RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

RTI is the world's largest embedded middleware provider, privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.