Introducing RTI Connext and The Next Era in Operational Technology
First Published Wednesday, 15th February 2012 02:30 pm from Real-Time Innovations (RTI) : Stan Schneider
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Today is one of the most significant days in RTI's
history. Today, we are unveiling a new product line, a new
corporate strategy, and our vision of a new industry
Our new products target the
challenging problem of building connected systems that will work
together as never before. The RTI Connext product line spans the
gap from deeply-embedded devices, through high-performance
real-time systems, all the way to enterprise IT integration. It
really is the first edge-to-enterprise "real-time SOA" platform.
We've been working on the base technology for decades; it's truly
exciting to bring the vision together-and the
capability to market-for the first time.
Our new strategy is to leverage our "operational"
technology into a unified system-wide infrastructure. Our
software is the key nervous system for over 500 major
mission-critical projects in several industries including
defense, industrial automation, automotive, and healthcare. Our
new products expand upon this footprint, both down into smaller
devices, and up into system-of-systems integration. We can now
assemble large networks of mixed devices and applications into
working systems, and hook those (and other) systems together into
a connected whole.
Critically, we can also now
connect operational systems to the enterprise IT infrastructure.
Why is that valuable? Because it enables a new way to run and
control systems. This is an important trend across many
industries. As networks become more powerful, and as technologies
like ours make interconnection more possible, the worlds of IT
and OT (operational technology) can, for the first time,
interact. RTI Connext builds operational systems, but with our
new Integrator product, it can also connect those systems with
enterprise technologies in real time. Since business intelligence
and resource management are so well developed for the enterprise,
this makes it possible to feed back smart directions to the
operational system. And that makes everything more
Thus, we let you use, control, and
optimize all your systems as a holistic entity. Our new tag line
sums it up nicely: Your Systems. Working as One.
This is a big, complex vision. Implementing it fully
will take years. But today's launch represents a culmination of
what we've learned addressing the needs of mission-critical
applications for so many years. Our base technology has the
performance, 24×7 reliability, and scale to succeed as
the core transport for demanding real-time systems. We are now
adding IT-like technologies: central console administration,
multiple messaging patterns, and a true service bus. The result
is a unique approach that enables a new level of system function.
We're excited both by the current breakthrough and its
implications for the future.
It's great to
kick off 2012 with such big news! Today's announcement is the
first step towards our goal of making all your systems work
together as one. I'd like to offer my congratulations to the RTI
family, as well as the customers and partners who made this day
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