DDS Licenses for Research and IR&D Projects

Posted: March 30, 2009

No-Charge License for Eligible Projects

RTI provides eligible research projects with no-charge licenses to RTI Data Distribution Service, the world’s leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems standard (DDS).

Most internally funded Independent Research and Development (IR&D), early phase Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and University projects qualify, making it easy for projects with tight time and budget constraints to take advantage of DDS benefits:

  • Exceeding stringent real-time performance requirements
  • Reducing software lifecycle costs with a loosely-coupled integration architecture
  • Providing vendor independence via application portability (standard programming interfaces) and interoperability (standard wire protocol)
  • Meeting program guidance for use of open architecture standards

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Please specify your project type in the “License Type” section.


RTI’s no-cost licenses provide projects with the fastest, most efficient and lowest risk path to realizing the benefits of DDS.

  • RTI’s DDS implementation is the most mature, easy to use, widely adopted, high performing, scalable and interoperable. Learn more about why RTI’s is the best DDS technology.
  • RTI provides a comprehensive, free support knowledge base to aid in your development.
  • You can also leverage RTI’s broad array of optional services to accelerate your development and minimize risk. These include phone and email support, training, architectural consulting and other engineering services. RTI services leverage our unique, cumulative experience with hundreds of customers across a broad range of industries.

Because of the quality of our technology and services, RTI consistently achieves a 98% customer satisfaction rating.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for a no-cost license, internally funded IR&D projects must be doing only pre-commercial research or pre-award development. Allowable uses include development of demonstrations, proofs of concept, bids, statements of work and proposals.

Government-funded research must be under an initial phase of a small-business program such as an early-phase SBIR.

Licenses are provided to Universities for non-profit, educational use by full-time students and professors. This includes research and classroom applications. See the University Program overview for more information on RTI’s no-cost University licenses.

If you have any questions about qualification criteria, email [email protected].