RTI provides the real-time communications platform for the Internet of Things. Our RTI Connext™ messaging software forms the core nervous system for smart, distributed applications. RTI Connext DDS allows devices to intelligently share information and work together as one integrated system.
Our customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science. The total value of system designs that trust RTI for their fundamental architecture exceeds $1 trillion.
We are committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture. RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.
As the world's largest embedded middleware provider, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Connext DDS Micro is a small-footprint DDS implementation intended for resource-constrained devices and applications with minimal memory, Flash, CPU power or no operating system.
Connext DDS Cert is a certifiable DDS implementation intended for safety-critical systems.
DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW is a high performance, highly scalable software communications infrastructure that allows distributed LabVIEW and native applications to smoothly interoperate.
RTI was founded in 1991 by robotics researchers from Stanford University. Engineering and research is part of the company's DNA.
RTI employs over 60 development, research and field engineers worldwide. This team includes the world's best in distributed real-time information. Most RTI engineers have a MS degree, and many PhDs, from top universities such as Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, Rensselaer, CalTech, and Vanderbilt. Many have deep experience in industries ranging from defense to telecommunications to robotics.
In addition to product engineering, RTI supports an active research program, with six current active projects totaling nearly $3m. Our research team includes specialists in network security, real-time situational awareness, data mining, and data distribution. We publish dozens of papers every year and support speaking events around the world.
RTI offers a global sales and services footprint, with sales offices or distributors in 14 countries, serving most of the globe. We support hundreds of active customer sites with a global support team that can optionally offer 24x7 service. The RTI support team is part of our development organization, thereby offering direct access to deep expertise as well as speeding customer experiences into the product cycle.
The RTI consulting services team comprises experienced engineers from system integrators, large defense organizations and commercial companies. Our team has thousands of hours of hands-on experience, executing Architecture Studies every week, delivering advanced training, building product enhancements, and providing turnkey project assistance. RTI has completed projects onsite in dozens of countries.
|1991||RTI founded by robotics researchers from Stanford
First product released: ScopeTools, a debugging and visualization tool for distributed real-time systems
|1995||RTI enters middleware market with NDDS (now named RTI Data Distribution Service)|
|1998||RTI named 16th fastest-growing company in Silicon Valley by SV Business Journal|
|2000||Schneider Electric adopts NDDS; companies co-develop standard Real-Time Publish-Subscribe (RTPS) network protocol|
|2003||RTI chairs Object Management Group (OMG) effort to standardize a Data Distribution Service (DDS)
US Navy adopts DDS for its Open Architecture (OA) initiative, becomes first of more than 500 programs and projects to standardize on DDS
|2004||DDS standard adopted by the OMG|
|2005||Wind River Systems acquires ScopeTools product line; RTI focuses 100% on DDS middleware
RTI middleware business grows 50%; related services 135%
|2007||Middleware business 5-year CAGR is 34%
RTPS adopted as standard by OMG
RTI elected to board seat at OMG
INC. magazine names RTI one of the fastest growing private companies in the US
|2009||Aggressive expansion internationally; signs 13 distributors worldwide
RTI revenue and customer wins both grow more than 25% despite global economic downturn
RTI wins Frost & Sullivan® Technology Leadership Award
RTI launches Professional Edition, with comprehensive tools, middleware, integration technologies
|2010||RTI finishes 9th consecutive year of growth in middleware business. Asia Pacific is fastest-growing territory
RTI expands total active projects 50% to over 300 teams
RTI Data Distribution Service surpasses 300,000 licenses
RTI commercial adoption accelerates; grows twice as fast as defense
Citigroup deploys RTI Data Distribution Service on its trading floors
|2011||OMG DDS interoperability demonstration with five vendors, including RTI and IBM
RTI holds 70% DDS market share
|2012||RTI pioneers Open Community Source program and royalty-free licensing for Connext DDS
RTI rebrands and expands; moves to larger HQ.
RTI launches Connext™ DDS product family.
Adds key customer Siemens Energy.
|2013|| Free Case + Code use case examples published to accelerate DDS development efforts
Joy Global implements Connext DDS modular infrastructure for mining safety
NAV CANADA adopts Connext DDS in nationwide air traffic management technology platform
RTI DDS Toolkit for LabVIEW extends DDS capabilities to NI LabVIEW
Project design win rate increases by 100+%; over 70 new Infrastructure Communities created
RTI named "Cool Vendor" by leading analyst firm
Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt joins RTI board of directors
|2014||RTI releases Connext DDS 5.1 with 60+ new features and support for 20+ new platforms|
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