Middleware: Lockheed Martin, RTI team up to provide LabVIEW messaging software

Promising to extend LabVIEW users' ability to distribute data in real time over heterogeneous networks, Lockheed Martin's Maritime Security; Ship Systems business and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), maker of real-time-enabling middleware software, announced a joint effort to deliver messaging middleware for National Instruments LabVIEW applications. The users who will most benefit include...

09/11/2008


Sunnyvale, CA – Promising to extend LabVIEW users’ ability to distribute data in real time over heterogeneous networks, Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Security & Ship Systems business and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), maker of real-time-enabling middleware software, announced a joint effort to deliver messaging middleware for National Instruments LabVIEW applications.

 

Lockheed Martin, National Instruments and RTI have common customers in a variety of industries, ranging from big physics — such as astronomical telescopes — to aerospace and defense,” said Dr. Stan Schneider, founder and CEO of RTI. “We are very pleased that Lockheed Martin is enabling these RTI Data Distribution Service users to design their applications in LabVIEW.”

 

With Lockheed Martin’s Middleware Adapter to RTI Data Distribution Service, system designers and application developers using LabVIEW programming can incorporate low-latency messaging middleware into their designs as visual components ready to connect to other LabVIEW components. Users can then generate code in LabVIEW from models to provide data acquisition and integration into networked applications. This extends the messaging capabilities of applications built using LabVIEW.

 

Engineers can build real-time applications visually in LabVIEW by using predefined blocks representing high-level system operations and providing data flow by configuring connector lines between those blocks. To take advantage of the middleware and adapters, engineers also can constructopment and integration. Development teams can use such services to build their systems, rapidly create essential features, and gain in-house expertise.

 

Middleware adapters are available for Windows XP platforms, LabVIEW Real-Time, and the National Instruments CompactRIO embedded targets. The adapters provide a true drag-and-drop solution to tie LabVIEW applications to middleware infrastructures using Lockheed Martin’s proven technologies. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in “the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.”

 

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.

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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