Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced a partnership with VT MAK. The companies will work together to accelerate adoption of advanced distributed training environments by providing interoperability between the disparate standards currently used in the underlying simulators and operational systems. These standards include the Data Distribution Service (DDS), which is widely used in operational systems, and High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), which are both used in virtual systems.

To accelerate integration of virtual and operational components, the companies have integrated the VT MAK VR-Exchange protocol translation and bridging software with Real-Time Innovations Connext DDS. This combination allows training system developers to rapidly integrate components that natively use DDS, HLA, DIS and other standards. Since training exercises can incorporate teams distributed across the globe, and even applications running in the cloud, the integration also allows developers to take advantage of the ability of Connext DDS to deliver robust security and real-time communication over a wide area network.

On April 10 at 7:30 a.m. ET, Real-Time Innovations is partnering with the National Center for Simulation (NCS) and VT MAK for a seminar, "DDS for Simulation: How the Connectivity Framework is Meeting Interoperability Challenges." At the event, Real-Time Innovations and VT MAK will be demonstrating interoperability between HLA and DDS. The companies will show a live demonstration of Real-Time Innovations' Connext DDS taking and HLA-RTI FOM from VT MAK and displaying it on a FACE conformant Moving Map from Harris Corp, displaying communication between the HLA-based simulation data and the Moving Map.