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OpenSplice DDS provides the scalability, Quality-of-Service and integration needed to support the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that repairs and configures reactor components and instrumentation within a fusion research reactor.
'The Remote Handling system is a crucial component in our research efforts to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy, but it had outgrown the capabilities of our internal software control system,' said
CCFE's Remote Handling is a fully remote system that includes robotic devices, advanced computers, virtual reality and closed circuit television systems, a variety of special tools, supervised from a multi-operator control room. OpenSplice DDS is being specifically used by CCFE as part of its MASCOT 6 telemanipulator project.
'OpenSplice DDS is an optimal solution for the type of challenges we find in SCADA applications and in the energy sector in general,' said
OpenSplice DDS is the leading (commercial and Open Source) implementation of the
Further information about PrismTech's OpenSplice DDS is available from the website at: http://www.prismtech.com/opensplice.
Fusion research aims to copy the process which powers the Sun for a new large-scale source of clean energy here on Earth. When light atomic nuclei fuse together to form heavier ones, a large amount of energy is released. To do this, gaseous fuel is heated to extreme temperatures, hotter than the centre of the Sun, forming a plasma in which fusion reactions take place. A commercial power station will use the energy from neutrons produced by fusion reactions to generate electricity.
Further information is available at www.ccfe.ac.uk and www.efda.org.
PrismTech's customers deliver systems for the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet and advanced wireless communications. PrismTech supplies the software platforms, tools and professional services they need to build solutions with the required: platform coverage, performance, scalability, efficiency, flexibility and robustness. PrismTech's customers service many market sectors, including: industry, energy, healthcare, transportation, finance, aerospace and defense. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at http://www.prismtech.com.
OpenSplice is a trademark of PrismTech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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