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Australian Hawkeis to receive Vortex Opensplice data platform

21 September 2017

PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice data-sharing platform has been selected for use in the Australian Defence Force’s Hawkei vehicles.

Vortex Opensplice is the company’s implementation of the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS), a real-time data communications framework that is often mandated in complex systems or in standards like the UK Ministry of Defence’s Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA).

DDS implementations, like Vortex Opensplice, aim to provide a standardised framework for various devices and subsystems to connect easily and securely between one another, even when different companies have designed individual aspects of those systems. This means the system integrators “haven’t got to do so much software development” overall, said James Butcher, solutions architect at PrismTech.

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