Data Management

Netistix updates FleetPulse software
Netistix announced Release 3.0 of its FleetPulse fleet management product. It features VIUPoint Access Service (VAS) capabilities whichenables wide area deployment of one or many WiFi access points to be centrally managed as a centrally hosted service, in conjunction with the FleetPulse application. VAS complements the existing VIUPoint wireless site manager functionality inherent with FleetPulse, where a server is required per local access point. VAS lowers the cost of WiFi deployments, according to the company.

This feature also permits easy deployment of fleet management applications within the burgeoning municipal WiFi market, Netistix says. Release 3.0 also includes additional fleet specific features such as extending real time fuel consumption calculation from OBDII data to support MAP (Manifold Air Pressure) equipped vehicles. Vehicles equipped with MAF (Manifold Air Flow) fuel systems are already supported.

There is also an improved graphical user interface including the new fleet manager Dashboard, which allows viewing of key operational data on one screen, related to safety, diagnostics and fuel consumption, without spending time reviewing multiple reports.

The ‘Off Usage’ feature of Fleetpulse 3.0 enables quick assessments of fleet vehicles operating within or outside normal business hours.

RTI adds support for TimesTen, JDBC
Real-Time Innovations, Inc. introduced version 3 of RTI Distributed Data Management (formerly SkyBoard), its solution for real-time distributed applications that require high-performance and highly available database access. RTI Distributed Data Management v3 now includes Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 6.0, adds support for remote database access via RTI Data Distribution Service 4.0 (formerly NDDS) and includes support for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).

With the inclusion of a SQL database, every computer that requires fast access to shared data hosts its own cache in a local,synchronized copy of Oracle TimesTen In?Memory Database. Updates made on any computer are automatically propagated to the rest of the system.

RTI Distributed Data Management v3 also adds support for remote database access via RTI Data Distribution Service (DDS), which complies with the Object Management Group’s (OMG’s) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems standard. Applications can use DDS to publish data into a database and be notified of database updates and changes. Support for DDS and SQL provides RTI users with a standards-compliant mechanism for seamlessly sharing data across enterprise and embedded systems that might lack the resources to host a local database.

Also new in RTI Distributed Data Management v3 is support for standard JDBC. By providing SQL access via JDBC, ODBC (open database connectivity) and DDS, RTI Distributed Data Management integrates new and legacy code. Developers using the C, C++ or Java development languages can choose thestandard interface that best suits their application requirements.

RTI Distributed Data Management v3 including Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is available for the Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux and Sun Solaris platforms. Development licenses begin at US$69,200 for three developers and include two days of training and one year of maintenance and support.

Virtual Iron pumps up virtualization portfolio
Virtual Iron Software announced Version 3 of its product platform. It will combine Virtual Iron’s advanced virtualization and policy-based management capabilities with the open source Xen hypervisor and allow customers to run existing 32 and 64 bit Linux and Windows operating systems without modification.

With Version 3, Virtual Iron will be the first to deliver ‘native virtualization,’ which takes full advantage of new Intel Virtualization Technology, the hardware-assisted capabilities built into Intel processors, and requires no installation or management of the virtualization services on physical servers. As a result, users streamline data center management and reduce operational costs. The new architecture also enables Virtual Iron to support both Linux and Windows operating systems.

The release also includes Virtual Iron’s policy-based Virtualization Manager, a central place for users to monitor and automate all virtual resources, reducing the costs and complexity of enterprise service delivery. With these capabilities, customers can virtualize servers and manage applications, including those that require large amounts of memory and multiple CPUs.

Virtual Iron will offer a single-server version of the software at no charge that can be downloaded from its Web site.

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