Madrid, April 2022

Fast DDS and iXblue sonar press releaseiXblue, is a global provider of innovative solutions and services for navigation, positioning, and imaging. The company is using ROS 2 (Robot Operating System) with eProsima Fast DDS, the default middleware for ROS 2 Foxy and Humble, in the SeapiX-FLS 5, a new compact Forward Looking Sonar for obstacle avoidance.

 This 3D sonar takes full advantage of Fast DDS capabilities such as Shared Memory to transfer messages between the nodes of the obstacle detection software. This feature is extremely convenient for iXblue as it offers a transport mechanism that reduces latency and CPU usage while increasing the throughput, which is useful as the SeapiX-FLS 5 works with a big data rate.

Fast DDS is a high-quality communication protocol, based on the DDS (Data Distribution Service) standard by the OMG (Object Management  Group). Fast DDS is the most complete open source DDS middleware for real time distributed architectures and critical systems.



iXblue is a global high-tech company recognized worldwide for delivering advanced navigation, photonics and maritime autonomy solutions. From components to systems and comprehensive solutions, iXblue critical technologies are at work in both the civil and defense markets. They meet customers demanding requirements for successful missions in the most challenging environments, from the deep sea to outer space. www.ixblue.com



eProsima is an SME company focused on networking middleware with special attention to the OMG (Object Management Group) standard called Data Distribution Service (DDS) for real time systems. The company’s DDS middleware solutions find special interest in the robotic, IoT and automotive sectors, being Fast DDS a middleware implementations for larger robotic systems like ROS 2 and Micro XRCE-DDS the default middleware for micro-ROS, a robot operating system for microcontrollers.



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