RTI Announces Transport Services Segment software for Military Avionics Embedded with Latest FACE Standards

By CIOReview | Thursday, June 25, 2015

SUNNYVALE, CA: Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the industrial internet of things connectivity platform company, announces the availability of its Transport Services Segment (TSS) software based on the latest technical standard for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) edition 2.1. The software enables avionics software developers and platform integrators to assemble technologies with proven safety commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components.

The FACE Standard defines the software computing environment and interfaces designed to support the development of portable components across the general-purpose, safety, and security profiles. FACE uses industry standards for distributed communications, programming languages, graphics, operating systems, and other areas as appropriate.

The objective of the FACE Consortium, a consortium of The Open Group, is to create an open architecture and business strategy that will result in the development and procurement of portable and interoperable technology products and components, which will cost effective and mitigate maintenance requirements in avionics systems.


TSS is an abstraction layer in the FACE reference architecture built on Data Distribution System (DDS) standard developed by the Object Management Group (OMG). TSS built on RTI Connext DDS eases systems integration and maximizes deployment flexibility.

The other benefits include scalable real-time data distribution with publish-subscribe, selectable underlying transport of shared memory APEX ports or sockets during configuration, control over Quality of Service (QOS).

"We announced our FACE TSS two years ago and have since worked with several military organizations to enable interoperable and reusable avionics systems," said David Barnett, VP, Product and Markets, RTI. "This new FACE TSS 2.1 reference implementation will drive the power of DDS into next generation systems using an open, flexible and robust COTS communications foundation."