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Connext is the world's leading implementation of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard for Real-Time Systems.


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We invite you to try Connext for 30 days. There’s no cost and no obligation – just access to a fully-functioning version of the world’s leading DDS framework for you to explore.

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Gain access to Connext with Security Plugins and its comprehensive features and functions to see how it can enable intelligent information flow in your environment.

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Full toolset to monitor, debug, test, visualize and prototype distributed applications and systems.

Less time learning, more time creating
RTI’s popular video series Getting Started, which includes our highly regarded Shapes Demo, a game-like, interactive application that lets you explore DDS capabilities without having to do any programming, will guide you from installation to usage quickly.

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Connext Anywhere contains adapters to integrate with existing applications and IT systems. It runs on Windows, Linux and OS X, with other operating systems available upon request.

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Shapes Demo

RTI Shapes Demo is a tool you can use to learn about basic and advanced DDS concepts, such as publish-subscribe messaging, data centricity and Quality of Service. Shapes is a standalone graphical application that does not require any programming. Starting with the walkthrough, this demo teaches DDS basics simply and is ideal for students, business professionals and technical developers.

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