RTI and Saab integrate support for Ada

Working with Saab Systems software engineers, Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has integrated RTI Data Distribution Service with a leading Ada compiler, GNAT Pro from AdaCore Inc.
By Control Engineering Staff December 18, 2007

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has integrated RTI Data Distribution Service with a leading Ada compiler, GNAT Pro from AdaCore Inc. Working with Saab Systems software engineers, RTI has developed the first Ada bindings to support middleware compliant with Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems standard. Developers can combine the messaging performance of RTI middleware, the portability and interoperability provided by DDS, and the development environment of GNAT Pro to build high-performance, standards-compliant distributed applications.

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.”

According to Thomas Quinot, AdaCore middleware specialist, “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. 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.”

David Barnett, vice president of product management at RTI, added, “The demand for DDS support from the Ada community is continuing to grow. 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.”

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