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Real-Time Innovations (RTI) Connects Business and Industrial Internets of Things (IoTs) with RTI Connext DDS 5.2
Date: 08/27/2015 Length: 3 pages Cost: $0.00

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RTI Connext DDS is based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard. DDS is a middleware protocol and API standard for data-centric connectivity.  According to the OMG, "It integrates the components of a system together, providing low-latency data connectivity, extreme reliability, and a scalable architecture that business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications need."

Real-Time Innovations was founded in 1991, 8 years before the term "Internet of Things" was actually proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999. Ashton's definition describes the IoT as a set of "uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an 'internet-like' structure. These objects can be anything from large buildings, industrial plants, planes, cars, machines, any kind of goods, specific parts of a larger system to human beings, animals and plants."

Since that time, sensors, wireless technology, and miniaturization have enabled pervasive instrumentation which has now ushered in this once-futuristic vision. One factor to note, however, is that RTI's founders were developing products supporting the Internet of Things before the term was even coined. With a portfolio that has continued to evolve over nearly 25 years, RTI's solutions are hardened based on many years of use in the industrial space. This should be reassuring to those who think of the modern IoT as being unproven, technology-wise.

This Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) brief discusses RTI's August 2015 announcements and their implications to businesses and IT organizations actively participating in the IoT and IIoT economies.

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