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OpenDDS featured in Embedded Systems Article

 A recent article (posted February 26th 2009) in electronic design, the on-line embedded systems magazine, mentioned OpenDDS as the only open source implementation of the OMG DSS specification. It also highlighted some of the benefits of DDS over other publish/subscribe technologies. Read the entire article here: Parallel Programming Is Here To Stay.

Note: The author inadvertently stated that the acronym OCI stood for Open Computing. He should have said "Object Computing, Inc."  

OCI announces the Release of QuickFAST

St. Louis MO February 3rd: The financial services practice of OCI has developed, and today released, an open source version of the FAST standard. It is called QuickFAST.

The FAST [SM] (Fix Adapted for STreaming) protocol was developed by FIX Protocol Limited [FPL] (http://www.fixprotocol.org/fast/) as a way to reduce the bandwidth and network-latency required to distribute market data without incurring excessive CPU costs. It is being widely adopted in the financial industry.

Because FAST not specific to market data or the financial industry, there are opportunities for using FAST in a wide variety of message intensive situations. 

The companion to a market data standard is a trading protocol. The Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol is a "language" which defines specific kinds of electronic messages for communicating securities transactions between two parties. OCI also supports the open source implementations of FIX in both C++ and Java.  These implementations are known as QuickFIX and QuickFIX/J.  

The initial version of the C++ QuickFAST runs on Linux and Windows. There is also a .NET wrapped version for clients who wish to use it in a more native Windows manner.

Dr. Moshiri the CEO of OCI commented, "this is one more indication to our financial clients of the new kinds of value open source providers like OCI can bring. We are changing the way serious trading companies think about building systems."

OCI offers support and tailoring of the QuickFAST product to users with specific exchange needs. For more information contact sales@ociweb.com or call 1 (314) 579-0066 ext. 206. 

See http://www.prlog.org/10178719-oci-announces-the-release-of-quickfast.html 

 

 

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) to exhibit at the Futures and Options Expo of 2008 held in Chicago.

St. Louis, MO - October, 2008 - Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) announced it will be once again exhibiting at the Futures Industry Association Conference being held in Chicago, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, (East Wacker Drive) on November 10th through the 12th.  OCI will be featuring its open source products and services in Booth #340 on the Expo Floor.

OCI has a strong suite of open source products. They have been garnering the attention of some major financial services companies, looking for that additional edge offered by open source technology. OCI will use the show venue to formally announce some new strategic offerings.

We invite all our financial clients, past and present, to visit our booth and discuss our newest offerings.  If you need complimentary tickets to the Expo, contact sales at OCI (1-314-579-0066 ext 206).

To read more about the Expo click here.


 

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) selected to provide the US Navy with simulation software.

St. Louis Mo. September 9, 2008: the US Navy, (NAVAIR) awarded a phase 1 contract  to OCI to adapt its real-time open source software called OpenDDS for use in Navy Hawkeye simulation systems. OCI was selected from amongst 19 submissions to the Navy Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program.


This initial design phase is for 4-6 months with an option for additional 6 months to transition into phase 2. After a successful exit and transition from phase 1, then phase 2 will commence. This second phase implements the software. It is valued at $750,000.00 and is expected to take about two years.


OpenDDS is the latest of several mission critical, widely used, open source software products developed and supported by OCI.  OpenDDS is used by systems requiring widespread dissemination of updates to large volumes of data. Systems that typically use this type of technology are weapons systems (target tracking, battlefield management), factory floor control systems, financial data (market data) distribution systems, and traffic management (air and auto).


DDS (Data Distribution Service) is a technology standard developed by the Object management Group a standards setting organization. OCI is a member of the OMG and has been involved in the development of the standard. 


Dr Moshiri the CEO of OCI expressed his satisfaction at this award. “In the last ten years we have been developing expertise in world class mission critical software for use in the most demanding systems. Naval simulation systems are the gold standard and this award is testimony to the skills of our engineers. This award will enable us to strengthen the product and our position in the market.”

For more information on how OpenDDS can solve your distributed systems problems, contact sales@ociweb.com or call 1-314-579-0066 ext. 206

 

 

 

42Tools of Denmark, an OCI client and partner, announces the availability of its open source firewall traversal product called Lorica.

Denmark, May 21st 2008: 42tools is pleased to announce the public availability of the first and only Open Source CORBA Firewall Conduit - Lorica Version 1.0

The name Lorica is derived from the Latin word for armor or protection. Lorica has been released under a dual license model. This means users may use Lorica without the payment of user fees but with the obligation to share their source code, and any changes they might make, with the open source community at large under the well known terms of the GNU General Public License. Alternatively the users may purchase a commercial license from 42tools and avoid any of the obligations imposed by the GPL.

In today's connected world organizations are increasingly providing access via the internet to their staff and client/supplier base. Such access involves some risk. To mitigate that risk various software approaches are used. One such software approach is called a firewall because it prevents traffic or access across a system boundary. However some access is good traffic and is desirable. Therefore a tool is required to control and manage the flow of internet traffic between internal and external systems. The 42tools Lorica product allows system managers to get a free tool for controlling firewall traversal for CORBA applications. It is theirs to use as-is or adapt to their needs.

Jules Colding, the founder of 42tools, commented that he felt Lorica was an important contribution to the Open Source community. He also believed that developers of commercial software would find Lorica an attractive product due to the ease at which Lorica could be tailor-made to their specific needs.

Please go here to read more about Lorica: <http://lorica.42tools.com/>. Lorica is available as binary installation files for the following platforms:

* Microsoft Windows
* Mac OS X
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 update 4
* Gentoo Linux
* Ubuntu Gutsy
* Fedora 8

OCI, an Open Source tools supplier, provided many of the core technology components using its portfolio of Open Source tools.

Malcolm Spence, Director of Business Development at OCI, stated that he had already seen an upsurge of inquiries about Lorica from their user base.

About 42tools:

42tools is a privately held software engineering company located in Odense, Denmark. We can be reached at: <www.42tools.com>.

 

OCI wins US Army FCS Award:

Orlando Florida, February 10th: Today the  US Army Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program awarded its Small Business of the Year award for 2007 to OCI. 

The award was presented at a recognition dinner as a part of  an FCS supplier diversity meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport hotel. Malcolm Spence, Director of Business Development accepted the award on behalf of the OCI software team developing the FCS infrastructure.

All the lead system integrators (SAIC and Boeing) as well as Tier 1 suppliers (Raytheon, BAE Systems, Lockheed, Northrop, GD, Textron and Honeywell)  nominated exceptional candidates from their supplier base.

FCS is the US Army's largest program and will provide its soldiers, the future warfighters, with the most sophisticated real-time communications to date. They will have a strategic information advantage. OCI SW engineers have been supporting the program from its earliest days with real time middleware frameworks.  

For more information send email to sales@ociweb.com

 

 

OCI to exhibit at FIA 2007:

 

St. Louis MO October 2007: The Futures Industry Association will be holding its annual Conference and Expo at the downtown Chicago Hyatt from November 27th through 29th.

Once again OCI will be exhibiting. We will be in Booth 632, next to the Internet Cafe. This is our third year and has become an annual succesful event.

We invite all our clients from the finance industry to stop by and meet with us. For those of you who are potential clients we invite you to stop by and discuss with us the value proposition that is uniquely OCI.

What we build!

  1. Trading systems
  2. Exchanges
  3. Market data distribution systems
  4. Content management systems
  5. Exchange Protocol adapters
  6. Etc.

What we use!

  1. Open source, standards based products.
  2. Best of class technologies and products.
  3. Platform independant approaches.
  4. Rapid development methodology and tools.
  5. A continuous build and test process.

What you get!

  1. An unfair competitive edge.
  2. Fast and frequent deliveries of code.
  3. Low cost of ownership.
  4. Easily adaptable source code.
  5. Open architecture that scales under load.
  6. An open development process that you can use for internal projects. 

For more information send email to sales@ociweb.com

 

 

OCI announces the availability of its Version 1.0, open source implementation of the OMG DDS specification
 

St. Louis Mo. July 9th 2007: OCI announced today that it is releasing Version 1 of its open source DDS product now known as OpenDDS. The product has been used in beta mode for over a year and through the investments of OCI and its clients OpenDDS has been enhanced to the point where it is able to join the OCI suite of robust open source middleware products.

Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri, the CEO of OCI, commented that for the last 8 years OCI had been offering exceptional service and value for its clients through its open source products. “OpenDDS offers many more years of standards based open architectures for mission critical middleware.”

Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) is a sponsor and early adopter of OpenDDS. AAC has been a long time user of TAO (another OCI supported open source real time product) for many of its sonar and mission package suites. Rick Marlborough, an AAC Program Engineer, commented “OpenDDS provides us with a high performance middleware solution that complements our use of TAO. The increased performance provided by OpenDDS has been leveraged to provide the Navy with a new Tactical Training Environment, or TTE, that is used to train Navy surface fleet personnel in their use of SIPS (Scaled Improved Performance Sonar) system. It has been our policy to leverage open source technology to the greatest extent possible. Products like TAO and OpenDDS enable AAC to provide leading edge solutions, following an open source model, in a most cost effective manner.”

About OpenDDS

OpenDDS is an open source C++ implementation of the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Data Distribution Service specification. This specification targets the needs of real-time publish and subscribe middleware developers. Many traditional products in the message oriented middleware market did not offer the standards compliance that many users have come to expect in their infrastructure systems. The OMG DDS approach offers real openness at many levels of its architecture and a rich set of Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. Performance testing has shown that OpenDDS has performance on par with proprietary products. OpenDDS is licensed using the generous Berkeley open source model. This model offers users complete freedom to use and modify the code base in order to satisfy their special needs. This is a critical need when building real time infrastructure systems. OpenDDS uses ACE, another OCI supported open source product, as its platform abstraction layer. The span of platforms that ACE supports enables OpenDDS to be made available across probably the widest range of platforms of any DDS product.

Initial Service Offerings

OCI will be adding a new “OpenDDS Programming with C++” class to its extensive suite of distributed systems courseware. OCI will also provide technical consulting support, software engineering services and bug fixes for OpenDDS under the same terms as its other distributions of open source products. The OpenDDS software, and patches, will be freely downloadable from the OCI web site. New versions of this commercially supported open source DDS implementation will be made available at reasonable intervals so that development organizations can lock into a predictable release and support model.

About Object Computing Inc.,

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) is a privately held software engineering company. OCI was founded in 1993 with a commitment to object oriented technology. Today OCI provides software systems consulting, product development, and educational services to progressive corporations across the United States in the Aerospace, Finance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market segments. The St. Louis based OCI Education Center has one of the most extensive object technology and Java training curricula in the Mid West. OCI has a significant presence in Phoenix as well as St. Louis, where its corporate headquarters are located. OCI is a Sun Authorized Java Center and member of the OMG. For more information see our web site http://www.ociweb.com.

Contact: OCI - Malcolm Spence, Director of Business Development

Phone (314) 579-0066 Email - spence_m@ociweb.com

About Advanced Acoustic Concepts Inc.

AAC, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a technical leader in the fields of advanced sonar systems, training systems and knowledge management systems. AAC proudly leads a multi-community coalition that delivers modernization systems for the U.S. Navy through an open business, open systems technology insertion model.  AAC has eleven other offices around the US supporting its Navy client base. For more information about AAC, go to www.aactech.com.

Information on OpenDDS: may be obtained at www.opendds.org

OCI announces the addition of a Perl ORB to its suite of supported open source CORBA® products
 

St. Louis Mo. July 9th 2007: OCI announced today that it has released Version 1 of its open source CORBA® product, written entirely in Perl and known as opalORB. The product has been developed to support the users of large scale CORBA® systems, who need the kind of capabilities offered by Perl. Perl is one of the most widely used cross-platform scripting languages and is favored by systems administrators. Perl offers the means to easily and quickly develop scripts to interact with their diverse application base.

Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri, the CEO of OCI, commented that for the last 8 years OCI had been extending its range of open source middleware solutions. “OpalORB continues that OCI commitment to providing cost effective mission critical infrastructure to our client base.”

About opalORB

The opalORB is an OMG CORBA 2.6 implementation written completely in Perl. Perl is a dynamic and portable language, which means the opalORB will run on any platform that supports Perl and TCP/IP sockets. The opalORB implements both the client and the server (POA) sides of the CORBA model. The implementation follows the intent of the OMG’s “CORBA/e Micro Profile” recommended subset of the more usual ORB functionality. This ensures it is simple, small and easy to use. Additionally through its support of the CORBA::Any data type opalORB is able to interact with most other ORB services. OpalORB implements the OMG specification IIOP™ and is therefore able to interoperate with other ORBs, even when written in other languages.

Initial Service Offerings

OCI will provide technical consulting support, software engineering services and bug fixes for opalORB under the same terms as its other distributions of open source products. The opalORB software, and patches, will be freely downloadable. New versions of this commercially supported open source CORBA implementation will be made available at reasonable intervals so that development organizations can lock into a predictable release and support model.

About Object Computing Inc.,

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) is a privately held software engineering company. OCI was founded in 1993 with a commitment to object oriented technology. Today OCI provides software systems consulting, product development, and educational services to progressive corporations across the United States in the Aerospace, Finance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market segments. The St. Louis based OCI Education Center has one of the most extensive object technology and Java training curricula in the Mid West. OCI has a significant presence in Phoenix as well as St. Louis, where its corporate headquarters are located. OCI is a Sun Authorized Java Center and member of the OMG. For more information see our web site http://www.ociweb.com.

Contact: OCI - Malcolm Spence, Director of Business Development

Phone (314) 579-0066 Email - spence_m@ociweb.com

Additional information on opalORB: may be obtained at www.ociweb.com/products/opalorb

CORBA and IIOP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

OCI to exhibit at FIA 2006:

 

St. Louis MO November 2006: The Futures Industry Association will be holding its annual Conference and Expo at the downtown Chicago Hyatt from November 28th through 30th.

OCI will be exhibiting in Booth 632.

We invite all our clients from the finance industry to stop by and meet with us. For those of you who are potential clients we invite you to stop by and discuss with us the value proposition that is uniquely OCI.

What we build!

  1. Trading systems
  2. Exchanges
  3. Market data distribution systems
  4. Content management
  5. Protocol adapters
  6. Etc.

What we use!

  1. Open source, standards based products.
  2. Best of class technologies and products.
  3. Platform independant approaches.
  4. Rapid development methodology and tools.
  5. A continuous build and test process.

What you get!

  1. An unfair competitive edge.
  2. Fast and frequent deliveries of code.
  3. Low cost of ownership.
  4. Easily adaptable source code.
  5. Open architecture.
  6. An open development process. 

For more information send email to sales@ociweb.com

 

 

OCI Employee wins Netbeans Community Award.

Tom Wheeler an OCI software engineer recently was nominated for, and won, the Netbeans Community Award as result of his extensive contributions to the Netbean development community.

Tom attended the recent Netbeans Software Day 2006 at the Java One conference held in San Francisco. The event drew over 550 developers.

For his efforts Tom was presented a certificate and a Sun Ultra 20 Workstation by James Gosling, the person considered by many to be the father of Java.

This is another example of the level of committment displayed by OCI and its staff to the open source movement.

Our congratulations to Tom!

OCI co-sponsors OMG Spring Technical Meeting.

St. Louis MO, April 23rd 2006: OCI, along with the other St. Louis based OMG members, (Boeing and ExpressScripts) sponsored the Spring quarterly meeting of the OMG technical teams to be held here in town.

The event is an all-week affair, commencing Sunday, and will be held at the Airport Hilton, just a few minutes away from the offices of the sponsors. Technical meetings, tutorials, architectural discussions and votes are held at these meetings to determine new OO standards. OCI software engineers will be participating

OCI will be addressing the lunchtime plenary session on Wednesday. All the sponors will host a reception for attendees on Wednesday evening.

For more details visit the OMG web site.

OCI will be at ESC Silicon Valley

St Louis, April 3rd: OCI will be participating with RTI at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this week. 

The joint activities are related to today's public annoucement (see press release below). RTI will be reselling OCI's CORBA products and services. OCI will presenting every day, in the RTI booth (#846), about OCI's seven years of support for open source CORBA. OCI senior management will also be meeting with the trade press, analysts and other technology partners at the event, to reaffirm our commitment to them and the embedded systems segment. 

We extend an invitation to all our friends to meet with us at the McEnery Convention Center. For more information on the event click here.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Embedded Systems Conference
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
April 3-6, 2006

RTI and OCI Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Integrated Real-Time Middleware Solution Supporting CORBA and DDS Standards

RTI DDS Leader Now Distributing and Supporting OCI CORBA Solutions

SAN JOSE–April 3, 2006– Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), and Object Computing, Inc. (OCI), today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to deliver integrated support for the two most widely adopted real﷓time middleware technologies, the Object Management Group’s (OMG’s) Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA standard) and Data Distribution Service (DDS) standards. The partnership encompasses distribution, support, engineering services and technology integration.

RTI, the leading supplier of DDS-compliant middleware, is now distributing OCI’s open-source CORBA solutions and engineering services. This provides those using both DDS and CORBA with a single point of contact for sales, support, training, consulting and custom engineering. Now customers can easily take advantage of OCI’s expertise in CORBA together with RTI’s expertise in DDS. RTI is distributing both The ACE ORB (TAO), an open-source Real-Time CORBA (RT CORBA) implementation for applications written in C++ and JacORB, an open source CORBA implementation for Java applications.

RTI has integrated its DDS-compliant RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly named NDDS) with TAO and JacORB integration will be available soon. By supporting a data representation compatible with TAO and JacORB, RTI allows DDS and CORBA applications to share the same data. Traditionally, without this level of integration, developers had to write code to convert data between the formats their CORBA and DDS implementations used. The RTI solution accelerates a user’s time-to-market by eliminating the need for data translation.

RTI and OCI will also be collaborating on additional technical capabilities to facilitate the concurrent use of CORBA and DDS.

“The partnership between RTI and OCI, leaders in standardization at Object Management Group (OMG), provides customers with a completely open architecture-communications middleware solution for real-time and embedded systems,” said Dr. Richard Soley, chairman and CEO of the OMG. “Standardized middleware is a major infrastructure component of many commercial and government projects. The choice of standards-based products rather than proprietary solutions is key to increasing the ROI of complex applications.”

“What is best for our clients is always best for us and we have always been about providing choice for our clients,” commented Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri, CEO of OCI. “With RTI we can offer them more options, integrated support and an increasingly integrated product set.”

“Partnering with OCI was an obvious choice for RTI,” added Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. “We already have many customers using RTI products with TAO and JacORB. By working with OCI, we can provide these and future customers with even higher levels of support and integration.”

About CORBA and DDS
CORBA and DDS are complementary middleware standards. The CORBA standard is widely used to distribute processing across multiple computers. CORBA is based on client/server architecture and is best suited to applications in which one software component (the server) is supplying a service to one or more other components (clients). The newer DDS standard is used to share data across multiple computers. DDS is based on the publish/subscribe architecture and is best suited to applications in which one or more data sources (publishers) need to communicate information to one or more data users (subscribers).

Many applications have requirements to distribute both processing and data, and therefore they have adopted CORBA and DDS together. As a result, both standards are part of the U.S. Navy’s Open Architecture Common Operating Environment (OACE) platform.

An advantage of CORBA and DDS is their ability to support highly heterogeneous and scalable systems. This makes them well suited for large, multi-vendor projects and for integrating applications that have to run on diverse hardware, ranging from servers to embedded systems. Some of the capabilities shared by DDS and CORBA include:

  • Broad operating system support
  • Broad hardware support, including both enterprise and embedded systems
  • Integrated real-time capabilities
  • Support for multiple programming languages

Pricing & Availability
RTI DDS and OCI TAO are available today from RTI for Windows, Linux, Solaris, Wind River Systems VxWorks, LynuxWorks LynxOS and Green Hills Software INTEGRITY operating systems. OCI JacORB is available today from RTI for Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems. RTI integration with TAO is available today. RTI integration with JacORB will be generally available in third quarter 2006.

Development licenses for RTI DDS begin at $49,600 USD and include three developer licenses, two days of training, and one year of maintenance and support. The open-source TAO and JacORB are always provided free of charge.

About OCI
Object Computing, Inc. (OCI), headquartered in St. Louis, with offices in Phoenix, is a privately held software engineering company. OCI was founded in 1993 with a commitment to object oriented technology and knowledge transfer. OCI was an early innovator in providing commercial grade services for high performance open source products. Today OCI provides its services and mission critical infrastructure software to progressive corporations across the United States, Europe and Asia, mostly in the Aerospace, Finance, Healthcare and Telecommunication/media market segments. OCI has the most extensive object technology, C++, Java and XML training curricula in the mid West. OCI was one of the first Sun Authorized Java Centers and is a member of the OMG. For more information visit http://www.ociweb.com.

About RTI
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) supplies middleware and distributed data management solutions for real-time systems. With innovative technology and deep expertise in distributed applications, RTI provides an unequaled competitive advantage to customers developing systems that benefit from high-performance access to time-critical data. RTI solutions have been deployed in a broad range of applications including command and control, intelligence, surveillance, data fusion, simulation, industrial control, air traffic control, railway management, roadway traffic monitoring and multimedia communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.

RTI, Real-Time Innovations and NDDS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective companies or organizations.


North American Sales Contact: Real-Time Innovations, 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054; Tel: 408-200-4700; Website: www.rti.com; Email: sales@rti.com.

European Office: Real-Time Innovations, P.O. Box 7302, Milton Keynes, MK13 0QH; Tel: +44 (0) 20 8123 9240; Fax: +44 (0) 1908 321 249; Email: sales-europe@rti.com.


Media Contacts:
Malcolm Spence
Object Computing, Inc.
314-579-0066
spence_m@ociweb.com
Melanie Gill
Real-Time Innovations
408-200-4760
melanie@rti.com
Barbara Stewart
Patterson & Associates
480-488-6909
barbara@patterson.com
 

 


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St. Louis MO 63141


Press Release

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) announces the availability of commercial support for QuickFIX, an open source, implementation of the Financial Information Exchange protocol.

St. Louis Mo. November 8th 2005: Today at the Futures Industry Association Expo in Chicago, OCI announced that it has commenced providing support for the open source products which implement the FIX protocol. QuickFIX for C++ and QuickFIX/J are C++ and Java FIX engines developed to meet the needs of the trading sector of the financial markets. FIX is a public-domain specification, owned and maintained by FIX Protocol, Limited, and is targeted at providing a messaging standard, developed specifically for the real-time electronic exchange of securities transactions. It is becoming widely adopted as new exchanges strive to ease connections for their traders. Many of the open source FIX engine's potential users have been reluctant to progress beyond the evaluation stage until they could be sure of quality commercial support. This announcement by OCI meets that need.

Dr. Moshiri, the CEO of OCI, commented that OCI had been using QuickFIX with its clients and saw a great synergy between QuickFIX and the other open source infrastructure technologies OCI had been supporting for years. “This is an exceptional time to enter the market with a FIX open source product,” he said. “Standards based trading middleware based on open source is proving to be a very cost effective and flexible solution.”

Oren Miller, who leads the QuickFIX community, had these words: "I am pleased to see QuickFIX added to the line products supported by OCI. They have a unique offering which combines expertise of QuickFIX with that of other complimentary open source projects. Financial companies can now leverage powerful existing technologies to build complete end-to-end trading systems with zero licensing costs."


About OCI’s Support

OCI has been supporting open source products in heterogeneous environments for about 7 years. As a result OCI understands both the needs of commercial clients who are trying to leverage the inherent value offered by the open source model with minimal risk, and the obligations of a commercial service provider to the open source community. OCI will be offering predictable commercial grade support, both 24 by 7, and normal business hours, with service level agreements. OCI labs are equipped with a wide variety of operating systems and compilers enabling porting and platform specific support to be available.

Initial Product Offerings

OCI education services is offering open enrollment and on-site training classes on both FIX and QuickFIX. OCI instructors regularly deliver classes, around the globe, on cutting edge open source technologies. These new products are being added to an existing curriculum of over 40 subjects.

OCI has also developed an engagement model for helping clients migrate from existing exchange protocols to FIX based approaches. Using a FIX Exchange Adaptor approach the effect of many exchange dialects on the trading house systems can be minimized. The model will also work well for clients switching from proprietary versions of FIX to those of open source.

Combining the switch to FIX with other OCI supported open source technologies, (Java, and C++) will result in clients’ systems being more cost effective, more flexible and adaptive to change.

About Object Computing, Inc.

Object Computing Inc. (OCI) is a privately held software engineering company. OCI was founded in 1993 with a commitment to object oriented technology. Today OCI provides software systems consulting, product development, and educational services to progressive corporations across the United States in the Aerospace, Finance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market segments. OCI was one of the pioneers of open source middleware and has an extensive C++ and Java CORBA, open source client base. The St. Louis based OCI Education Center has one of the most extensive object technology and Java training curricula in the Mid West. OCI has a significant presence in Phoenix as well as St. Louis, where its corporate headquarters are located. OCI is a Sun Authorized Java Center and member of the OMG. For more information see our web site http://www.ociweb.com.

Contact: OCI - Malcolm Spence Director of Business Development

Phone (314) 579-0066 ext. 206 Email - spence_m@ociweb.com

Information on QuickFIX: may also be obtained at http://www.quickfixengine.org.

Or contact Mr. Oren Miller by email oren@quickfixengine.org


October 7th. St. Louis MO. : OCI announces the acquisition of Interlock Resources, Inc.

OCI/Advantage is pleased to announced that effective October 1st, 2005, it has acquired the St. Louis based consulting and staffing company, Interlock Resources Inc. (IRI). IRI has been supplying networking systems consultants to St. Louis companies engaged in the beverage, chemical and telecommunications industry.

"The addition of these types of skills to the OCI and Advantage teams will enable us to offer a wider range of high quality services to our client base." said Dr. Moshiri, President and CEO of OCI/Advantage.  "We live in a connected world, and networking is a critical part of mission critical systems. IRI clients can be assured that everything they have come to expect from IRI, will continue from the deeper resources now available from OCI and Advantage"

OCI is a SW engineering company specializing in mission critical infrastructure design and implementation. OCI instructors have been teaching SW engineers about distributed OO systems for over 12 years.  OCI's support, and knowledge of open source products has enabled its clients to get unparalleled value from the open source software communities.  Advantage is the OCI staffing services company. Advantage has been helping St. Louis companies meet their needs for qualified staff in a timely manner.     


OCI"s Distribution of TAO and its DDS capability to be featured on an Ilogix webinar.

St. Louis, MO - October, 2005 - Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) and Ilogix will be hosting two webinars on Thursday October 27th.

Ilogix provides modeling tools for embedded systems development. One of the RT CORBA implementations that is targeted by their Rhapsody (tm) tool is TAO, OCI's open source RT CORBA implementation. Rhapsody supports model-driven development (MDD). MDD is responsible for compressing development cycle times, supporting code reuse, and enabling more consistency in downstream implementations.

Read the full announcement here for additional details.


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Object Computing Inc. (OCI) to exhibit at the Futures and Options Expo of 2005 held in Chicago.

St. Louis, MO - October, 2005 - Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) announced it will be exhibiting at the Futures Industry Association Conference being held in Chicago, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, (East Wacker Drive) on November 8th through 10th.  OCI will be featuring its open source products and services in Booth #723 on the Expo Floor.

OCI has a strong suite of open source products. They have been garnering the attention of some major financial services companies, looking for that additional edge offered by open source technology. OCI will use the show venue to formally announce some new strategic offerings.

We invite all our financial clients, past and present, to visit our booth and discuss our newest offerings.  If you need complimentary tickets to the Expo, contact sales at OCI (1-314-579-0066 ext 206).

To read more about the Expo click here.


Object Computing Inc. (OCI) is pleased to announce the availability of TAO 1.4a source code!

St. Louis, MO - May, 2005 - Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) announced the availability of The ACE ORB (TAO) source code for version 1.4a. This is OCI's fifth commercially supported release of the open-source, high-performance, real-time CORBA C++ Object Request Broker. TAO 1.4a is based on the TAO 1.4.3 beta kit distributed by the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) group with members at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of California, Irvine, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and other centers throughout the United States and Europe. OCI has performed rigorous testing of TAO 1.4a on over 40 platforms to ensure a robust, stable distribution. This new version now supports the CORBA Component Model (CCM) making TAO 1.4a essentially a CORBA 3.0 implementation. This version of TAO has many other significant new features, including the new FT CORBA service, improved support for value types, many improvements to the Notification service, and additional AMH capabilities. Footprint size continues to reduce.

Read the full announcement for additional details.


OCI to participate in the RTECC 

The Real-Time and Embedded Computing Conference is coming to St. Louis for day long series of presentations. OCI will be exhibiting. We will be featuring our open source products and services.

Event Date:                  Thursday, August 25, 2005  Venue:                         Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport
                                    9801 Natural Bridge Road
                                    St. Louis, MO  63134
                                    888-340-2594/toll free       314-429-1100/direct
                                    www.marriott.com

www.rtecc.com/stlouis

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OCI experiences with Open-source projects featured in new magazine

St. Louis, MO - January 17, 2005 - A new magazine devoted to free software, also known as FOSS (Free open source software) published its first edition on Wednesday January 12th 2005.

You may go to the following URL to download a copy.

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/free_issues/issue_01/issue.pdf

OCI has a full page ad on page 65 and an article written by OCI's business development manager, Malcolm Spence, on page 39-44.

A day later the article was also picked up and featured by LinuxToday.

http://linuxtoday.com/developer/2005011302726OPDV

The article is based on a presentation OCI gave at a technology leader's conference held at Washington University in St. Louis last year. It is based on what OCI consultants have heard from clients and seen on projects in the last 6 years in the open source business.


KWMU LogoOCI underwrites NPR programming in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO - May 7, 2004 - Beginning May 10th, OCI will be a sponsor of both Morning Edition and All Things Considered, two highly popular drivetime programs aired by KWMU 90.7, St. Louis' NPR radio station.

OCI is a quality global information technology provider and is proud to be associated with the delivery of quality information and global news to the St. Louis listening community.


OCI Sponsors the OMG Spring Technical Meeting

St. Louis, MO - April, 2004 - The OMG is holding its quarterly technical meeting in St Louis. The meeting will run from April 25th through April 30th and will be held downtown at the Millennium Hotel on the historic Mississippi riverfront.

The co-sponsors for this event are well-known technology leaders located in St Louis. Besides OCI, two other companies, Boeing and ExpressScripts will be co-hosting the event. All three are long term members of the OMG and support the use of products with key OMG technologies such as CORBA, UML and MDA.

OCI will have a booth and will be presenting on open-source CORBA.

For more details on the program and how to sign up please go to http://www.omg.org.


OCI offers Model Driven Architecture (MDA) services

OMG FastStart Logo St. Louis, MO - December, 2003 - OCI is among the first OO technology companies to join the OMG FastStart program which provides quality Model Driven Architecture (MDA) expertise to its members.

See the announcement here: http://www.omg.org/news/releases/pr2003/10-23-03.htm

OCI has been providing architecture and implementation consulting to its clients over the last year as interest in this approach has grown. OCI is a voting member of OMG and supports open source CORBA products which are evolving to support the CORBA Component Model Spec. or CORBA 3.0. OCI has been combining its expertise in large scale distributed systems, OO technologies such as CORBA and EJB, standards for open systems, and XML to ensure evolutionary MDAs.

Contact Sales or call (314) 590-0206 for more details.


Object Computing Inc. (OCI) is pleased to announce the availability of TAO 1.3a source code!

St. Louis, MO - June 16, 2003 - Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) today announced the availability of The ACE ORB (TAO) source code for version 1.3a. This is OCI's fourth commercially supported release of the open-source, high-performance, real-time CORBA C++ Object Request Broker. TAO 1.3a is based on the TAO 1.3.1 beta kit distributed by the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) group with members at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of California, Irvine, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and other centers throughout the United States and Europe. OCI has performed rigorous testing of TAO 1.3a on over 40 platforms to ensure a robust, stable distribution.

Read the full announcement for additional details.


OCI Sponsors Gateway Java Software Symposium

St. Louis, MO - May 22, 2003 - OCI is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming Gateway Java Software Symposium May 30 - June 1 at the Marriott West. Our own Mark Volkmann, Principal Software Engineer and Partner, will be speaking on "Java Architecture for XML Binding".

For more information on the Gateway Java Software Symposium, click here.


Java Message Service (JMS) training is now available!

St. Louis, MO - Mar 12, 2003 - OCI is pleased to announce that our Java Message Service (JMS) is now an integral part of the Java curriculum. This class was designed for the software developer with Java experience wishing to integrate Java messaging applications with message-oriented middleware.

See the complete course description.


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