RTI Attains Principal Partner Status in Sun Partner Advantage Program

RTI Data Distribution Service now supports high-performance messaging and application integration capabilities for 64-bit mode AMD64/EM64T and UltraSPARC architectures

SANTA CLARA, CA-December 11, 2006-Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real¬-Time Middleware Company, today announced that it has been named a Principal Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). RTI qualified for this designation by meeting Sun Microsystems' stringent criteria for excellence as a supplier of high-performance messaging solutions and by committing to tight strategic and technical alignment with Sun.

"I am pleased to welcome Real-Time Innovations to the Principal Partner level of the Sun Partner Advantage Program," said Amir Raz, market segment manager, Systems Management, at Sun Microsystems. "RTI has demonstrated its continued support of Sun with its most recent port and software extensions to the Solaris 10 operating system (OS). With RTI, Sun customers can get the most out of their investment in infrastructure and benefit from high-performance access to time-critical data."

Specifically, RTI has ported RTI Data Distribution Service, its high-performance messaging and integration middleware, to the Solaris 10 OS. With this release, RTI Data Distribution Service now supports the Solaris 10 OS in 32-bit mode on both Pentium and UltraSPARC architectures and provides native support in 64-bit mode on AMD64/EM64T and UltraSPARC architectures.

Other new features with this release include a new IPv6 built-in transport allowing communication using UDP over IPv6 networks and support for Sun Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) SDK 1.5. Also new with RTI Data Distribution Service on the Solaris 10 OS is the built-in capability to publish Differentiated Services (DS) information, which is a mechanism for classifying how messages are delivered, managing network traffic and providing quality of service (QoS) guarantees on modern IP networks.

RTI joins the growing community of ISVs developing applications for, or porting applications to, the Solaris 10 OS by achieving Principal Partner status. The benefits to Sun customers include access to a broader range of pre-tested, optimized solutions; investment protection and reduced total cost of ownership through collaborative engineering between Sun and its partners; and a higher level of predictability and support as Sun rolls out its latest technologies and software upgrades.

"The business and technical resources provided to us through the Sun Partner Advantage Program has allowed us to enrich our software to take advantage of the advanced feature set of the Solaris 10 OS," said David Barnett, vice president of Product Management for RTI. "Sun continues to be one of the leading innovators in our industry and the platform of choice for many of our customers. Now our joint customers will enjoy the reliability and scalability of Solaris 10 together with RTI's high-performance middleware. We are very happy to further strengthen our relationship with Sun by becoming a Principal Partner."

About RTI Data Distribution Service
RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly NDDS) couples extraordinarily fast messaging performance with an unprecedented level of control over where, when and how messages are delivered. This unique combination of raw performance and intelligent distribution allows users to meet stringent latency, throughput, availability and scalability requirements while minimizing overhead on network and computing resources. RTI Data Distribution Service is an open-architecture platform based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) standard.

Price & Availability
RTI Data Distribution Service for the Solaris 10 OS is available today. Development packages begin at $84,600 USD which includes a comprehensive architecture study, two days of customer-specific training, one week of follow-up consulting, and one year of maintenance and support.

About the Sun Partner Advantage Program
Introduced in September, 2005, the Sun Partner Advantage Program, for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), is designed to make it easier for ISVs to get the resources they need to go to market faster on the Solaris 10 OS, link with Sun's Marketing, extend their sales reach, harness the expertise and connections of Sun's partner ecosystem, and help grow their business. The Program helps create an increased level of collaboration among Sun and its ecosystem of technology partners. By participating in the Sun Partner Advantage Program, ISVs receive simplified, programmatic, Web-based access to the resources they need to help them succeed in each stage of the application life cycle: design, development, deployment, and operation. For complete details about the individual offerings that are available, go to http://www.sun.com/partners/isv.

About RTI
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides the highest performance messaging and software integration solutions for real-time applications, data and devices. RTI software and services have been leveraged in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.

RTI, Real-Time Innovations, The Real-Time Middleware Company and RTI Data Distribution Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The URL for this release is located at: www.rti.com/corporate/news/solaris10.html

RTI North American Sales Contact: Real-Time Innovations, 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tel: 408-200-4700, Website: www.rti.com.

RTI European Office: Real-Time Innovations, P.O. Box 7302, Milton Keynes, MK13 0XL,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8133 9240.

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