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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 »

Command and control system
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 system in ambulance
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.

Hospital intensive care unit (ICU)
Hospital Patient Safety
DocBox Integrates Clinical Decision Systems

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

Modern hospital
Hospital Data Integration
Clinical Decision Support Systems

Connext DDS helps hospital networks meet their data challenges involving thousands of patients (in motion), hundreds of thousands of devices, diverse link protocols, 100% uptime, security and real-time waveforms.

Surgical robot
Surgical Systems
DLR Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems

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.

CT machine
Medical Imaging
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.

MRI system
Medical Imaging
Agilent MRI Systems

"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

PBRT system
Advanced Proton Therapy
Mevion Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Systems

RTI middleware is used in superconducting synchro-cyclotron control, including the coordination of imaging, patient positioning, treatment, machine control and hazard mitigation.

Safety-Critical Software
Safety-Critical Software
Connext DDS Cert

Connext DDS Cert meets stringent SWaP requirements and offers certification evidence for IEC 60601 class 3 (medical devices) and DO-178C Level A (UAS and ATC integration and flight management systems) applications.


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 »

GC Dam
Largest Power Plant in North America
GC Dam

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.

LocalGrid example
Smart Grid Distribution and Control
Microgrids and NI LabVIEW

MicroGrids connect generation, load and storage to optimize usage. Deploying at Toronto Hydro, Connext DDS seamlessly integrates apps, enforces security, and merges NI LabVIEW.

Wind farm
Distributed Power Generation
Siemens Wind Power

DDS enables fast control within wind turbines and distributed gust mitigation across the array. RTI will also integrate with predictive maintenance and business diagnostics.


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 »

Driver assistance system
Smart Cars
Volkswagen Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety System

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.

HIL test system
Modular Testing
Audi Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

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.

Rail Tracking
Wi-Tronix Monitors High-Value Mobile Assets

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.



Flight simulator
Flight Training Simulators
CAE Using RTI over High-Bandwidth IEEE-1394

"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 »

Manufacturing robots
Industrial Automation
Schneider Integrates PLC and IT Systems

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.

Mining machine
Harsh Industrial Operations
Joy Mining Machinery Continuous Miners

DDS connects the controller, operator GUI, and historian. Reliable and fast connectivity enables control, debugging, and system health monitoring for continuous mining.

Constellation rocket
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.

Precision Instrumentation
European Southern Observatory, Very Large Telescope

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 »

Broadcast switching
Scalable Broadcast Switching
Harmonic Transmission and Video Switching

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.

Networking equipment
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.

Controlling terrestrial robots from space
Space-Proven Data Link
NASA Human Robotic Systems for extraterrestrial surfaces

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 »

US Navy LPD-17
Non-Stop Reliability
Raytheon Ship-Wide Area Network

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.

US Navy aircraft carrier
Real-Time Message Delivery
US Navy Ship Self-Defense System

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.

US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
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.

US Navy DDG 1000 Destroyer
Massive Application Scalability
Zumwalt DDG 1000

RTI DDS middleware coordinates and manages complex, diverse onboard hardware and software systems, including hundreds of computers, thousands of applications, and more than 10m publish-subscribe pairs.

US Navy Aegis
Interoperable Open Architecture
Next Generation Naval Systems

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.

US Air Force AWACS
Easy Technology Upgrade
Boeing AWACS airborne surveillance, command & control

The Boeing AWACS upgrade design is more open and supportable. DDS open and extensible middleware lowers maintenance cost.

US Army Blue Force Tracker diagram
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.

General Atomics/Predator/Reaper
Enabling Advanced UAV Middleware
General Atomics Predator/ Reaper

"The DO-178 version of the RTI Connext DDS middleware is a key part of our Airworthy MQ-9 UAS development program." – Jeff Hettick, Senior Engineering Director at General Atomics

General Atomics Ground Control Station
Ground-Air Cooperative Control
General Atomics Ground Control Stations

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.

Unmanned Vehicle Architecture

RTI leads in defining a standard architectures for unmanned vehicles and avionics. RTI chairs the OSD architecture for UCS (ground stations) and is key at FACE (avionics).