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PrismTech Announces Vortex, the Intelligent Data-Sharing Platform for the Internet of Things

PrismTech™, a global leader in software platforms for distributed systems, today announced Vortex™, the intelligent data-sharing platform for business-critical Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

Vortex provides efficient, secure and interoperable real-time Device to Device (D2D) and Device to Cloud information sharing. It is a key enabler for systems that have to reliably and securely deliver high volumes of real-time data with stringent end-to-end qualities-of-service (QoS).

Vortex enables an IoT global data space with over 20 configurable Qualities of Service (QoS) to ensure the performance, efficiency and robustness required of business-critical systems. It helps system integrators, OEMs, device platform vendors and Cloud service providers deliver ‘Smart’ solutions for many vertical markets, including: Healthcare, Energy, Transportation, Smart Cities and Industrial Automation.

The Vortex platform includes components to connect mobile devices (Vortex Café), connected sensors and machines (Vortex Lite), Cloud services (Vortex Cloud), browsers (Vortex Web), enterprise systems (OpenSplice™) and existing complementary systems (Vortex Gateway). Any or all of these components can be acquired as part of various Vortex bundles.

The Vortex family comes with a complete set of tools in support of the systems development and management tasks (e.g. for configuring, testing, optimizing, monitoring and recording system behavior) and provides a rich and open API for integration with other IoT application platform technologies (such as IDEs, Java EE application servers or analytics engines for example).

The Vortex product family is planned to be generally available in June 2014. The availability of Vortex will not affect PrismTech’s OpenSplice users other than offering them the upgrade potential of adding Vortex capabilities to their current systems.

“We are convinced the IoT offers distributed systems experts like PrismTech the best growth opportunity in a decade,“ said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech. “As such, we have invested heavily in Vortex over the past several years to be first-to-market with an intelligent data-sharing platform that connects all the end-point applications of an IoT system in real-time: mobile people, smart machines, tiny sensors, enterprise / cloud applications (including data analytics) and legacy applications. Vortex provides the performance, agility and robustness required by business-critical systems, while allowing integrators to exploit the cost and ubiquity benefits of the Internet, the Cloud, smartphones and tablets. OEMs and systems integrators that need to deliver superior end-to-end system performance will greatly appreciate the value-add of the Vortex data-sharing platform and its tools.”

Further information about Vortex will be detailed in a live Webcast delivered by PrismTech's CTO on April 9, 2014. Registration for the Webcast is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/webcast-signup.

Detailed information about the Vortex platform including an interactive demo is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex.

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About PrismTech

PrismTech’s customers deliver systems for the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet and advanced wireless communications. PrismTech supplies the software platforms, tools and professional services they need to build solutions with the required: platform coverage, performance, scalability, efficiency, flexibility and robustness. PrismTech’s customers service many market sectors, including: industry, energy, healthcare, transportation, finance, aerospace and defense. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at http://www.prismtech.com.

Vortex and OpenSplice are trademarks of PrismTech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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