Performance by Design
The MAK High Performance RTI from VT-MAK, is a proven solution that enables HLA federations to rapidly and efficiently communicate. It has been chosen for both large and small federations because of its support for a wide variety of network topologies and architectures (including sender-side filtering for efficient WAN operation), ease of configuration, and its range of supported platforms. With the MAK RTI, connecting to an HLA federation is as intuitive as connecting your laptop to a WiFi network. An RTI configuration GUI allows you to switch between lightweight and fully-featured modes, choose from a list of available connections on your network, and even launch and configure a new rtiexec.
Complex Network Configurations
The MAK RTI can support a variety of simple or complex network configurations, from simple multicast traffic with no rtiexec or RTI Forwarder to complex hierarchical forwarder networks. RTI Forwarders can be used to link different sites over the WAN, or just distribute TCP traffic load over multiple machines. Network packets can be compressed or bundled to optimize for throughput or processor utilization. The RTI also includes smart forwarding and multicast filtering to efficiently filter messages that are not needed by all federates. No matter how complex your network environment is, the MAK RTI can be configured for optimal performance.
Ease of Use
With the MAK RTI, connecting to an HLA federation is as intuitive as connecting your laptop to a WiFi network. An RTI configuration GUI allows you to switch between Lightweight and Fully Compliant mode, choose from a list of rtiexecs running on your network, and even launch and configure a new rtiexec. No RID file editing is necessary to configure the most commonly used connection options. An RTI icon in the system tray allows you to access preferences, force a federate to resign, run a network latency test, or launch the RTI Assistant Diagnostic GUI.
While the lack of an RTI network standard means that no two RTIs can interoperate directly, the MAK RTI is fully HLA compliant and is “link” compatible with other fully compliant RTIs that meet the appropriate HLA interface specifications. Federations can switch between the MAK RTI and other link-compatible RTIs without recompiling or relinking. And because all our versions of the RTI are built from the same code base, we’ve retained network compatibility between all HLA versions. This means your HLA 1.3 federate can connect to your HLA Evolved federate with no extra software or gateway.
The MAK RTI is licensed per-federate. A single license supports all HLA versions and all the functionality of the RTI Assistant. An unlicensed mode allows you to run up to two federates for testing and evaluation, free of charge — download and start using the MAK RTI for free! Other license modes are available.