This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has been at the forefront of data-distribution-services (DDS) technologies. It’s a technology that can be used with the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) and time-sensitive networking (TSN) to deliver robust embedded systems, but the combination is relatively new. I spoke with Brett Murphy, Senior Director of Business Development for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at RTI, and Costantino Pipero, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Beeond, about these technologies. Can you summarize the new architecture approach that you (RTI and Beeond) are proposing in regard to DDS, OPC UA, and TSN? OPC UA is the prevalent technology in industrial automation for moving data and information from field devices to back-end applications. It offers a “client-server” model for applications (typically clients) to interact with a complex system (implemented as a set of servers). Importantly, it also allows introspection and control...