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Next message Gregg Shenton  posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:50 am
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* Understand the challenges that the Data Distribution Service (DDS) helps to address in large scale telemetry, SCADA, utilities, smart grid and smart cities,
* Learn how leading projects in SCADA, utilities, smart grid and smart cities are using DDS today.

SCADA and Utility Automation systems, such as power grid control, water and wastewater management, industrial automation, railway control systems, and next generation Smart Buildings, Cities, etc., must increasingly (1) deal with more data in a timely and predictable manner, often over a widening geographical scale, (2) provide secure communication, (3) provide filtering capabilities that help optimize data distribution and sense-making, and (4) reduce time-to-market.

Conventional infrastructure software technologies fall short in addressing most, if not all, of these requirements due to their lack of flexibility and configurability, limited support for dealing with large volumes of data, lack of security, data filtering, and limited expressiveness and productivity.

The Data Distribution Service (DDS) for Real-Time Systems, a standards-based publish/subscribe middleware defined by the Object Management Group (OMG), is a COTS technology that is experiencing growing adoption in SCADA and Utility applications. The last example being the use of PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS product suite at the heart of a control system for the Grand Coulee Dam, the biggest hydroelectric power generator in the US and the 5th biggest in the entire world!

This success stems from the ability of DDS to address the challenges outlined above by providing (1) a very powerful data distribution and event processing model, (2) extremely high performance, (3) hard-real-time determinism, and (4) a rich set of non-functional properties fully tunable by means of Quality of Service (QoS) policies, used to control properties, such as, deadline, data prioritization, data availability, as well as resource (network, CPU, and memory) usage and reservation. In addition, leading implementations of this standard, such as OpenSplice DDS, also provide information assurance thus securing data communication, enforcing access control, and information flows.

This webcast will introduce the challenges faced by SCADA, Utilities, Smart Grid, Smart Cities and general high volume telemetry applications and will outline how these can be addressed with DDS. The webcast will also provide a rich set of interesting use cases in SCADA, Utilities, Smart Grid and Smart Cities.

The webcast will be presented by industry leading expert Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., OpenSplice DDS CTO and co-chair of the OMG DDS Special Interest Group.
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