RTI Data Distribution Service Integrates with GNAT Pro Ada Compiler

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, announced that it has integrated RTI Data Distribution Service with an industry-leading Ada compiler, GNAT Pro from AdaCore Inc. Working closely with software engineers at Saab Systems, RTI has developed the first Ada bindings to support middleware compliant with the Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard. For the first time, software developers can combine the unsurpassed messaging performance of RTI middleware, the portability and interoperability provided by the DDS standard, and the powerful development environment of AdaCore’s GNAT Pro to build high-performance, fully standards-compliant distributed applications.

“RTI middleware with Ada integration is helping our developers build complex applications that require real-time data availability and response across large distributed systems,” said Thomas Jungefeldt, senior systems engineer, Saab Systems, Naval Systems Division. “A major advantage of this approach is our ability to support and develop applications in a heterogeneous COTS-based environment requiring simple and straightforward integration of legacy code with newly developed systems.”

“Adoption of the DDS standard is growing across a wide range of real-time distributed environments from desktop to embedded devices, particularly in defense and aerospace applications,” commented Thomas Quinot, middleware specialist, AdaCore. “The integration of GNAT Pro with RTI’s industry-leading real-time middleware is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to make Ada a development language of choice in high-performance distributed applications, allowing users to benefit from the strengths of both working together.”

“The demand for DDS support from the Ada community is continuing to grow,” explained David Barnett, vice president of Product Management at RTI. “AdaCore’s GNAT Pro is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology, and we are excited to be the first to allow distributed application developers to take advantage of Ada technology in conjunction with RTI Data Distribution Service and the DDS standard.”

About RTI Data Distribution Service
RTI Data Distribution Service is a high-performance messaging and data-caching solution for the development and integration of applications that require low latency, high throughput, high scalability, deterministic responses and minimal consumption of network, processor and memory resources. RTI Data Distribution Service is an open-architecture platform that complies with the Object Management Group’s (OMG’s) DDS for Real-Time Systems standard.

About GNAT Pro
The GNAT Pro development environment, available on more platforms than any other Ada toolset, combines industry-leading technology with an expert support infrastructure and provides a natural solution for organizations that need to create reliable, efficient and maintainable code. GNAT Pro is the first-to-market implementation of the Ada 2005 standard, allowing users to take advantage of many enhancements in areas such as object-oriented programming, real-time support and predefined libraries.

At the heart of GNAT Pro is a full-featured, multi-language (Ada, C and C++) development environment complete with libraries, bindings and a range of supplementary tools. All GNAT Pro technology offers the flexibility and freedom associated with open-source development, together with the confidence that comes from knowing that all tools go through a rigorous quality-assurance process. GNAT Pro is based on the widely used GCC technology and is backed by rapid-response, expert support service.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is GNAT Pro, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide. Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including avionics, defense, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

About Saab Systems
Saab Systems offers integrated command and control system solutions and civil security solutions, along with further development and adaptations of existing command and control systems. Saab Systems is a business unit within the Saab group and has around 1,200 employees in Australia, Denmark, Finland, South Africa and Sweden.

About RTI
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance infrastructure solutions for the development, deployment and integration of real time, data-driven applications. RTI’s messaging, caching, Complex Event Processing (CEP) and visualization capabilities deliver dramatic improvements in latency, throughput and scalability while slashing cost of ownership. The company’s software and design expertise have been leveraged in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance, medical and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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