SOURCE: Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

January 27, 2014 13:50 ET

LocalGrid Technologies and RTI Partner to Deliver Secure MicroGrid Solutions Using Advanced DDS Protocol

MISSISSAUGA, ON and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - LocalGrid Technologies, a leading Toronto-based developer of MicroGrid solutions and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time Internet of Things communications platform company, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new MicroGrid and Distributed Energy Solution. The solution combines LocalGrid's advanced micro-cell "smart grid" technology and RTI's leading implementation of the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

"LocalGrid, working closely with RTI, delivers a standards-based, secure, next generation MicroGrid solution," said Bob Leigh, CEO of LocalGrid. "Traditional control protocols used world-wide by power utilities are inherently vulnerable to attack when placed in a distributed deployment. Adopting RTI's DDS enables LocalGrid to deliver highly secure, highly scalable real-time solutions for power utilities."

"RTI has extensive experience with hundreds of military and civilian organizations," said Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. "Our middleware offers standards-based communications for industrial systems with vastly better scalability, reliability, and now security. LocalGrid leverages DDS to secure all communications within their MicroGrid deployments. LocalGrid's solutions seamlessly translate all DNP3, IEC 61850 and SCADA communications into DDS for secure and reliable signaling across an increasingly distributed network topology. The same solution that controls huge multi-GW power plants is now available for distributed smart-grid applications."

LocalGrid uses DDS for transport between distributed nodes to secure and optimize utility assets that would otherwise be controlled by SCADA-based communications. The solution delivers real-time protocol hygiene and translation services to ensure that all communications between MicroGrid nodes are inherently secure and not a threat. This approach allows networks to use bandwidth more efficiently as they scale and is an important part of a service delivery fabric. LocalGrid, RTI and its partners are collaborating to deliver next-generation MicroGrid technology. 

To learn more about the benefits of LocalGrid's advanced, secured MicroGrid solutions visit www.localgridtech.com

About LocalGrid Technologies

LocalGrid delivers secure, embedded software for an intelligent Distribution Grid. LocalGrid (www.localgridtech.com) delivers turnkey solutions for utilities and grid operators that are deploying MicroGrid topologies. LocaGrid's DataFabric software provides data collection, real-time analysis and control over a secure distributed network.

Our solutions maximize the use of existing energy assets and enable more renewable generation on the grid for a fraction of new infrastructure costs. LocalGrid is dedicated to modernizing the electricity grid to bring cleaner, renewable, and more reliable power to customers.

About RTI

RTI provides the communications platform for the real-time Internet of Things. Our RTI Connext messaging product forms the core nervous system for smart, distributed applications. RTI Connext allows devices to intelligently share information and work together as one integrated system.

Our customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science. The total value of system designs that trust RTI for their fundamental architecture exceeds $1 trillion.

RTI is committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture. RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

RTI is the world's largest embedded middleware provider, privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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