Vortex OpenSplice

OpenSplice Visual Studio Pre-Processer

OpenSplice for Windows is built with this specific Pre-Processor Definition which must also be used for the application during the OpenSplice build process _WIN32_WINNT=0x0502 OpenSplice may have memory corruption if the application is compiled with a different _WIN32_WINNT value than OpenSplice. If the definition is set after everything from OpenSplice is included then a newer value […]

Disposing stale data in DDS

Normally, when data is stale in DDS it is disposed automatically. There are other ways that this can occur though. When the auto-dispose option in the QoS is enabled then when a subscriber detects that a writer has become unresponsive (or has been deleted) then the data is disposed implicitly for all instances of that […]

Network Channel / Transport Priority FAQ’s

DDSI-Extended (DDSI2E) is an extended version of the DDSI2 networking service, giving extra features for: Network partitions: Network partitions provide the ability to use alternative multicast addresses for combinations of DCPS topics and partitions to separate out traffic flows, for example for routing or load reduction. Security: Encryption can be configured per network partition. This […]

Vortex OpenSplice documentation

Vortex OpenSplice is leading (Commercial and Open Source) Implementation of the OMG DDS Standard.  It comes with a complete set of DDS documentation. Find the documentation for Vortex Cafe, Vortex Insight, Vortex Link or Vortex Edge on a separate page. The Vortex OpenSplice documentation will help you understand how to use DDS. The documentation  contains […]

Release Notes and Known Issues

Vortex OpenSplice Release Notes The release notes contain all the information about fixed bugs and changes in the different OpenSplice versions Fixed bugs and changes in Vortex OpenSplice 6.10.x Fixed bugs and changes in Vortex OpenSplice 6.9.x Fixed bugs and changes in Vortex OpenSplice 6.8.x Fixed bugs and changes in Vortex OpenSplice 6.7.x Fixed bugs […]

Vortex Opensplice MATLAB Demos

Vortex OpenSplice with MATLAB A number of demonstration videos have been created to walk you through the process of developing DDS applications with MATLAB. Installation of MATLAB components Startup OpenSplice Shapes Example Overview How to Process IDL Creating a Topic Block Creating a Reader Block Real-time Simulation Write a Tracking Circle Use Filter Expression MATLAB […]

Tweaking durability service performance

About the durability service The durability service is one of the services that can be configured when deploying a federation. At most, one durability service can be configured per federation. However, since a system typically consists of multiple federations, multiple durability services may be deployed in a single system. The durability service has two main […]

Using OpenSplice DDS with Python

Do you want to model your DDS applications in Python? This article explains how to start using OpenSplice DDS with Python. OpenSplice DDS comes with a Python DCPS API that provides Python classes allowing you model your DDS application using Python. The Python DCPS API is a native Python binding that supports full DDS functionality. […]

Overview of DDS

This guide gives a quick and simple overview of the concepts you will meet when you use a Distributed Data Service (DDS) System. What is DDS? In today’s connected world data is everywhere.  Information is stored on computers and needs to quickly travel around the globe.  Consider a train system.  The trains travel on tracks […]

Controlling the DDSi Networking Service Ports

There may be cases where you need to know what ports the DDSi networking service uses. For example if you are using a firewall you will need to open these ports so communication can take place. This article explains how you can work out these values. In order for the participants in a domain to […]

How can I connect to multiple DDS domains?

This article explains the steps you need to take to connect one application to multiple DDS domains using Vortex OpenSplice. Using DDS in multiple domains For two DDS applications to communicate with each other they need to join the same DDS domain. Occasionally your application may need to receive data from one domain and send […]

Creating Topics in the Data Distribution Service (DDS)

Creating topics in the Data Distribution Service explores how to make a topic to allow you to send data around the system. The Data Distribution Service (DDS) sends data to the components that need it. Topics are the basic unit of information that the DDS system reads and writes. To allow data to flow around […]

How to use LogRotate to limit the size of OpenSplice log files

This article describes how to use LogRotate to limit the size of the OpenSplice log files. This will ensure that the files do not grow too large. The Vortex OpenSplice middleware can produce a number of different trace and log files which allow you to find out what is going on in the system. The […]

Setting up Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 to use ISOC++2 with OpenSplice DDS

This article explains how to set up Mircosoft Visual Studio 2015 to build ISOC++2 Vortex OpenSplice DDS based applications. Setting up Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 to use ISOC++2 with OpenSplice DDS Setting up Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 to use ISOC++2 for Vortex OpenSplice DDS applications can seem complex. This article gives a step by step […]

Metaconfig.xml and validating the Configuration File

The metaconfig.xml file was added in v6.7.2 of the product and is used to validate most of the configuration file during startup. This means that any obvious invalid configuration will stop the dds services from starting and feedback quickly to the user. Once the services start these will also individually check the configuration (which they […]

Compiling ISOC++2 Applications & Using ISO C++ 2 In Debug Mode

This article gives the settings you need to compile and run an ISO C++ OpenSplice application using Visual Studio. Compiling ISOC++2 Applications In order to successfully compile and run a ISOC++2 OpenSplice application, whether on Linux or Windows, several parameters must be configured. Here we will cover the latter, with Visual Studio, although the preprocessor […]

The Topic Instance Lifecycle

For each data sample accessed via a read or take, DDS provides you with a SampleInfo. This SampleInfo contains meta-information about the Sample, such as timestamp, lifecycle information, etc.,  and tells you if the data is valid or not. The lifecycle information can be used to filter the data received by a DataReader (state based selection). […]

Data Distribution Service (DDS) Built-in topics

DDS built-in topics are a special kind of topic that the Data Distribution Service uses to help applications discover each other. The middleware handles these topics automatically. An application can also access them to get information about the Domain. Read on to find out how to do this.   DDS middleware needs to keep track […]

DDS Security: Using signed governance and permissions documents

Introduction The DDS security specification defines five Service Plugin Interfaces (SPIs) that when combined together provide Information Assurance to DDS systems. For access control SPI, an important step is the usage of signed documents to configure the built-in plugin. Configuration From specification, the DDS:Access:Permissions plugin is configured with three documents: The Permissions CA certificate The […]

Creating and deleting a writer quickly causes sample loss

If you are creating and deleting a writer quickly it may cause sample loss. This explanation shows why creating and deleting a writer in short period of time may cause a loss of samples.   What happens when an application creates an entity When an application creates an entity, e.g. a DataWriter, it publishes samples […]