Lightstreamer Procured by NASA for Spacecraft Telemetry

Milan, Italy - 21 October 2010

Lightstreamer has been procured by NASA Mission Operations Directorate via Lockheed Martin. The Mission Operations Directorate is evaluating the product for distribution of real-time spacecraft telemetry data.

Weswit Srl today announced that Lightstreamer has been procured by NASA Mission Operations Directorate via Lockheed Martin. Lightstreamer is a software product mainly used by tier-one financial institutions to deliver real-time market data through the Internet. The same technology is now being progressively adopted by the Aerospace and Military industries to distribute real-time telemetry data for vehicles (including spacecrafts, airplanes, ground vehicles, robotic vehicles).

“We are honored to know that Lightstreamer has been procured by NASA Mission Operations Directorate via Lockheed Martin and is been evaluated for distribution of real-time spacecraft telemetry data”, said Alessandro Alinone, co-CEO and CTO at Weswit (the Italian company behind Lightstreamer). “Italian excellence in some technological niches is well known and appreciated worldwide. Being able to leverage the Internet and the existing protocols to deliver real-time data to web browsers and smartphones is a huge step forward for telemetry applications.”

Lightstreamer was created ten years ago, with the goal of “inverting” the traditional Web paradigm: pushing real-time data to any browser instead of waiting for the browser to poll the server and retrieve new data (the traditional “keep-refreshing-the-page” paradigm).

Financial institutions were the first to take benefit of this apparently simple principle, leveraging the low latency and high scalability of Lightstreamer for their dealing platforms, and they still represent the major part of Weswit’s business. But more and more application domains are moving to the “Real-Time Internet” paradigm (including gaming, sporting, transportation, and entertainment).

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