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RTI is the infrastructure software company for smart-world systems. The company’s RTI Connext product is the world's leading software framework for intelligent distributed systems.

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Download a fully functional trial of the world's leading software framework based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS™) standard for intelligent distributed systems.

Your Free Trial Includes:

Full access to RTI Tools: easily design, visualize, test, and monitor your distributed systems.

Self-guided resources: from our Getting Started video series and guide to jumpstart your journey, to Case + Code tutorials based on real-world use cases, you’ll have everything you need to quickly succeed with Connext, Connext Drive and DDS. For advanced learning, there's RTI Academy, which has empowered users to make leaps in system development. Available only upon request, unlock RTI Academy if you want to join the ranks of users who have accelerated their project success.

Dedicated expert guidance: fast track your evaluation through direct access to an RTI engineer.


Out-of-the-box integration: Connext runs on Windows, Linux and OS X, with others available on request.

Free for Research and Non-commercial Use

If your organization is exploring DDS as a solution, RTI can offer you a free Connext license. You can use the software for research, proofs of concept, statements of work, bids, and proposals. 

Free Licenses for Research and Academia

If you are a researcher, professor or student, you may be eligible for a free Connext license for your lab or classroom. Please contact RTI or visit the University Program page for details.


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