Advancing the Future of Robotics and IoT Systems: Eclipse Cyclone DDS now a Tier 1 ROS Middleware

With the latest ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy release, ADLINK, Rover Robotics, Box Robotics and an entire community of contributors helped move industrial robotics development forward.

*Eclipse Cyclone DDS, an Eclipse Foundation IoT community project that ADLINK, Rover Robotics, Box Robotics, OpenADx and others have poured heavy engineering hours into is now a Tier 1 ROS 2 middleware


*The ROS 2 community announced Foxy Fitzroy- the easiest, fastest, and most secure Robot Operating System distribution and first ever three-year long-term support release of ROS 2

*Foxy Fitzroy is a major milestone toward a wider adoption of Cyclone DDS in robotics, autonomous vehicles and mobility markets, as well other mission-critical IoT systems making development faster, safer and more interoperable

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing with a mission to affect positive change in society and industry by connecting people, places and things with AI, has lead Eclipse Cyclone DDS to become a tier one ROS 2 middleware with the Eclipse Foundation IoT community, OpenADx Working Group and ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee. With the latest ROS 2 release, Foxy Fitzroy (foxy), robotics and autonomous vehicle development is now easier, faster, more secure and reliable.

Eclipse Cyclone DDS is the next generation implementation of the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard that leverages ADLINK's experience working and innovating DDS from its early days. ADLINK is working with the community to establish the DDS of reference in terms of features, usability, performance and reliability within robotics, autonomous vehicles, healthcare, aerospace and defense, and Industrial IoT.

"Box Robotics is rebuilding the AGV perception stack with human-like spatial awareness for higher speed driving, uncompromising safety and lifelong autonomy," said Tom Panzarella, co-founder and CEO, Box Robotics. "We are building our software on top of the latest advances in long-range 3D digital LiDAR. Processing this data in real-time on high-speed vehicles requires a robust foundation to build upon. This is why we have chosen ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and Eclipse Cyclone DDS as our middleware platform. The LTS of ROS 2 foxy and the highly tunable DDS implementation allows us to write the lowest latency point cloud processing pipelines in support of our application requirements."

Foxy is the first ever three-year long term support (LTS) version of ROS and includes significant performance and stability enhancements with Eclipse Cyclone DDS as a tier 1 underlying data sharing backbone of its RMW (ROS Middleware) layer. Eclipse Cyclone DDS offers a platform for sharing data consistently and coherently with a keen focus on system success metrics including performance, robustness, security, safety and interoperability.

"ROS 2 foxy is a major milestone toward establishing the reference platform for a large class of robotics and autonomous vehicles applications," said Angelo Corsaro PhD, CTO, ADLINK Technology. "We are strongly committed to supporting the ROS 2 community and ecosystem with an outstanding open source DDS implementation."

Hosted and supported by the Eclipse Foundation, Eclipse Cyclone DDS is now the fastest growing open source implementation of the OMG DDS standard. ADLINK offers professional services, industrial-grade versions to support DDS development and deployment. To get started with Eclipse Cyclone DDS visit GitHub.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology Inc. is a global leader in edge computing. Our mission is to affect positive change in society and industry by connecting people, places and things with AI. The company offerings include robust boards, real-time data acquisition solutions and application enablement for AIoT. ADLINK serves vertical markets including manufacturing, communications, healthcare, aerospace, defense, energy, infotainment and transportation. ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, a partner of NVIDIA, and a contributor to standards initiatives such as Eclipse, OCP, OMG and ROS2 TSC. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on TAIEX (Stock Code: 6166). Learn more at http://www.adlinktech.com.

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