Solving Customer Problems
Our customers span the breadth of the Industrial 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. Connext DDS is a cornerstone of complex and critical systems in every industry around the world.
RTI Connext DDS technology provides the fundamental infrastructure for the real-time integration of next generation clinical systems and devices. Getting critical data to the point of care allows medical professionals to control medical devices and instrumentation; integrate internal monitoring systems; deliver real-time analysis and correlation of patient data between labs, hospitals, physicians, administrative offices, and record management facilities; and reduce errors in managing and treating patients. As a result of real-time connectivity, patients can see reduced healthcare costs, fewer treatment errors, and increased medical safety. Learn more »
Fast Emergency Response
Exelis C4i Command and Control Systems
RTI Connext DDS connects GUIs to servers that route voice and video RTI met the critical needs: scalability, routing, recording – for military and civilian agencies.
EMS Device Integration Platform
World's Largest EMS Equipment Provider
Provides emergency response equipment to 60% of the world's emergency vehicles. RTI will be used in their entire product line emergency response equipment … for the next 20 years.
RTI Connext ties together devices, services, and displays in real time. "RTI Connext DDS met all our needs – whether we're handling 12 patients, or 200." – DocBox Founder, Tracy Rausch
The Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery (MIRS) system at DLR coordinates three robots to perform delicate heart surgery. The system closes a distributed loop between the robots and the remote surgeon's control at 3kHz.
RTI powers MRI & CT
Imaging systems require massive data flows and fast performance. DDS controls and optimizes network use to handle megabytes of load without losing data.
"RTI delivered great functionality at a low cost. Using RTI middleware saved us a lot of money, time, and effort compared to our previous in-house developed solution." – Varian (Agilent) MRI
Wind power solutions are deployed in a wide range of environments where network services vary—from LAN (local area network) to broadband to satellite communications. RTI supports a variety of underlying network transports to ensure that wind turbines can intelligently integrate with multiple networks and IT infrastructure to achieve the highest possible performance, control and business systems integration. In such environments, systems of systems continue to perform reliably as they continue to scale, generating more wind power for the grid. RTI sets the standard for peer-to-peer communication performance and resilience. Learn more »
Largest Power Plant in North America
The US Army Corps of Engineers is replacing the plant's monolithic supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system with a modern distributed system. The system's fundamental communications platform relies on Connext DDS.
MicroGrids connect generation, load and storage to optimize usage. Deploying at Toronto Hydro, Connext DDS seamlessly integrates apps, enforces security, and merges NI LabVIEW.
Transportation applications play an important role in keeping highways and other transportation lines running safely and efficiently. These applications need a high-reliability communication infrastructure that supports automatic failover, network configuration changes, and tunable Quality of Service (QoS). RTI technology is well-suited to the integration of large-scale transportation systems because it provides source-code portability, multi-vendor interoperability and extensive control over real-time QoS. Learn more »
The Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety system combines radars, laser range finders, and video to assist safe operation. Connext DDS helps the Cargate ECU bridge high speed networking to the CAN bus.
Audi uses hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation to feed realistic data to devices in their testing lab. RTI middleware enables a modular test environment that scales to work with hundreds of devices.
Wi-Tronix systems wirelessly monitor high-value mobile assets such as locomotives, industrial equipment and marine vessels. RTI addressed critical issues such as optimized flow and discovery process over a wireless network.
"In the past we probably would have developed an expensive, proprietary system for data communications. By using RTI, we were able to deliver a proven, reliable and cost effective solution to our customers." – Peter Jarvis, Chief Designer
Manufacturing Structural Testing
Lund Engineering Composites Inspection System
Lund Engineering uses Connext DDS to integrate their composites inspection system. Critically, all data must be saved for validation. Connext DDS database integration saves all data to permanent storage; Replay is also supported.
RTI's infrastructure software enables the development of high-performance process automation systems—distributed control systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications. RTI's data distribution and messaging software can dramatically improve system throughput, latency, scalability, reliability and security. At the same time, RTI's open architecture and loosely-coupled interfaces slash the cost of software development, integration, upgrades and maintenance. Learn more »
RTI eases PLC integration: provides up-to-the-minute data, works with limited memory and processing power on PLCs. RTI middleware also connects factory PLCs and IT systems.
DDS connects the controller, operator GUI, and historian. Reliable and fast connectivity enables control, debugging, and system health monitoring for continuous mining.
Large SCADA Systems
NASA Constellation Launch Control System
RTI delivered 300k instances, at 400k msgs/sec with 5x the required throughput, at 1/5 the needed latency. NASA mitigated risk by parallel-tracking multiple DDS vendors RTI.
This uses hundreds of servo mirrors and scientific instruments. RTI middleware coordinates precise control and measurement.
Applications for the communications industry are becoming increasingly sophisticated. New applications, such as video, are driving the need for faster and more reliable communications. These applications require seamless failover and robust scalability. RTI's technology is inherently designed to deliver these critical capabilities. Learn more »
Harmonic's equipment delivers worldwide video-on-demand. RTI handles thousands of clients and millions of messages. DDS enables high-performance scalability and future extensibility.
SDN Networking Equipment
RTI and Cisco RFP for SDN
DDS provides fast backplane communications for telecom equipment. RTI and Cisco RFP for Software Defined Networking was recently submitted to OMG. RTI DDS supports 1000s of apps, 50k+ namespaces.
RTI middleware communicates over disadvantaged links. NASA uses DDS for low-bandwidth, high-delay, lossy space-earth communications from the ISS.
Aerospace and defense applications require the highest level of reliable, real-time performance. Tactical communication systems often need to be installed or reconfigured within hours. Command data must be delivered with 100% accuracy. RTI technology and expertise have played a key role in many mission-critical aerospace and defense systems. Learn more »
The Ship-Wide Area Network (SWAN) on the US Navy LPD-17 runs machinery, damage control, steering, magnetic signature, mission control, navigation and communications. DDS supports redundant networks, data and sensors without servers.
The Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) is the "last line of defense" and coordinates high-speed radars, targets defensive missiles and directs 1000+ rounds/sec at incoming cruise missiles. DDS delivers messages in real time.
System of Systems Integration
General Dynamics LCS
RTI connects disparate systems, merges multiple languages on multiple operating systems, and handles DIL links and legacy interfaces for the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship. RTI is the leading vendor of combat system messaging.
Standards-based, high-performance middleware breaks vendor lock-in, drives interoperability and future-proofs architectural designs. Coming to Lockheed Aegis, Raytheon DDG 1000, Raytheon SSDS, LCS (Lockheed and GDAIS), Raytheon LPD-17, etc.
The Boeing AWACS upgrade design is more open and supportable. DDS open and extensible middleware lowers maintenance cost.
Large Scale Asset Tracking
US Army Blue Force Tracker (JBC-P)
A redesign using DDS and data-centric technologies significantly reduced code size and CPU utilization, resulting in a fully redundant system capable of 250K tracks.
RTI middleware, services and open architecture sped the development and lowered costs of delivering real-time data acquisition, analysis, and response for unmanned aircraft systems such as Predator GA.