General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics located in Scottsdale, Ariz., sought a middleware solution to aid in the integration of the hardware and software operating environment of joint tactical radio system (JTRS) handheld, manpack, small-form- fit (HMS) radios.
The company’s engineers selected ORBexpress communications middleware from Objective Interface Systems Inc. of Herndon, Va., as the sole object-request broker (ORB) for the JTRS cluster. Objective Interface’s ORBexpress RT is a real-time ORB used by software developers to streamline the development of distributed software applications and reduce overall development time.
JTRS HMS radios deliver networked communications capability to individual warfighters. JTRS HMS radios are based on the software communications architecture developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. ORBexpress is compatible with the common object request broker architecture, a key component of the SCA.
More information about Objective Interface Systems is available online at www.ois.com.