Real-Time Innovations (RTI) will provide its communications and engineering support software for the Canadian Government’s land command support system (LCSS).

The company has supplied six licences and engineering services for its Connext DDS communications software to General Dynamics Canada, which signed a multi-year LCSS engineering and integration services contract in 2009.

Built on the data distribution service standard developed by the object management group (OMG), the software is expected to support the exchange of data between terminals within vehicles, ensuring that all soldiers within the vehicle have access to the same information.

"Our technology is superior in providing interoperable, scalable and reliable performance."

The ability to use technology across the armed forces is believed to increase the efficiency of sending and handling data, and supports soldiers in accomplishing their mission.

RTI Products and Markets vice-president David Barnett said: "Our technology is superior in providing interoperable, scalable and reliable performance that integrates seamlessly with other components from different organisations.

"In working with General Dynamics Canada and the Canadian Government, our objective is to provide the most advanced communications platform for the LCSS and improve the interoperability of this crucial tactical system."

Designed to be interoperable across languages, operating systems, CPU families and network types, the OMG DDS standard-compliant software eliminates the need for custom messaging approaches and complex integration logic.

The software’s data-centric nature provides a decoupled, scalable, fault-tolerant architecture with an easy upgrade capability for future functionalities.

The LCSS integrates numerous army-wide command and control, communications and computing systems through one tactical system, which improves critical information exchanges within specific Canadian vehicle fighting platforms during combat operations.