Bachmann and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) join forces to deliver DDS-based
industrial automation solution for autonomous shipping: Supported
native port eliminates integration challenges between DDS and non-DDS
users, increases application security and reduces time to market.

Bachmann electronic and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest
software framework company for autonomous systems, announce
their partnership to enable and support Platform Industrie 4.0
through high-performance, cross vendor interoperability without
a gateway. Together, RTI and Bachmann provide secure and reliable
connectivity from edge to cloud for real-time data exchange
regardless of vendor, platform or domain, to benefit industrial use
cases such as autonomous shipping.

Bachmann, as a global automation solutions provider for the
energy, industrial and maritime sectors, will provide users of the
Bachmann M1 Controller System with a customized and failsafe
Connext software framework to enable a flexible platform for
automation projects.

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About Blue Ctrl

An example of a forward-looking maritime automation products
developer, who foresees a positive outcome of this co-operation
for the maritime industry is Blue Ctrl. "Blue Ctrl develops and
delivers future-oriented, reliable marine automation products
based on the X-CONNECT® platform. X-CONNECT® has been
using RTI Connext® DDS as its communication middleware for
many years, and supports controllers from Bachmann as external
information gateways,” said Ronny Hamre, Senior Development
Engineer at Blue Ctrl. “Systems based on X-CONNECT have
been successfully delivered on more than 50 ships, ranging from
small aquaculture support vessels to large cable laying vessels
and cruise ships. Blue Ctrl believes that this partnership between
RTI and Bachmann will not only make it easier to use Bachmann
hardware in X-CONNECT products, but also make it easier for the
maritime industry to gain access to data through future-oriented
smart protocols, such as DDS."

About RTI

RTI Connext is based on the Data Distribution Service™ (DDS)
standard and offers capabilities specifically designed for the
most demanding distributed computing environments. RTI also
offers industry-leading services and support to help architect a
future-proof system that offers massive scalability and minimizes
project risk.

This partnership delivers a successful solution to several customers
in the maritime industry, where a safe and secure connectivity
framework is particularly crucial for diagnostics and data
center applications.

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“Together, RTI and Bachmann are helping marine operators enable safe, reliable and massively scalable remote operations across platforms – making it uniquely suitable for remote operation of autonomous systems,” said Ronald Epskamp, Head of Maritime at Bachmann electronic. “This announcement builds on the work that we initiated in 2016. We are pleased that our maritime approved controller system with its full range of benefits, has now been integrated into RTI’s standard Connext DDS software.”

Bachmann will be showcasing the Open Bridge Technology with DDS at Europort 2021, November 2-5 in Rotterdam.