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RTI Connext is proven in real-world applications across industrial markets to connect and secure intelligent, mission-critical systems.

Accelerated Time-to-Market

Fast-tracks integration with multi-vendor systems or networks


Enables continuous data flow, scalable to thousands of endpoints


Supports industry standards integration to enable pervasive interoperability


Offers flexible security options working over any network transport

Driving Digital Transformation Across Industries

Software-defined architectures are the key to digital transformation in industrial markets. The right architecture deployed in these challenging environments can:

  • Radically reduce downstream integration costs,
  • Decouple software from hardware lifecycles, and
  • Add resiliency to the supply chain.

In these increasingly smart and interconnected systems, the right software can enable the necessary flexibility, scalability and performance, while providing a path to migrate away from costly upgrades to automation hardware and controllers.

Innovative solutions are emerging that are transforming our world in every market, and the key is connecting legacy machines and new devices to create intelligent systems. Data-centric connectivity is critical to this process. Built on the DDS standard, Connext provides the software infrastructure to usher in the Age of Autonomy across important markets such as Robotics and Haptic Systems, Transportation, Industrial Automation, Mining, and more. 

Why is data centricity so important? In addition to optimizing performance, a data-centric approach is vital for solving safety, security and performance issues, both on premise and throughout the value chain. To be effective, today's industrial systems need data-centric communication to achieve real-time data sharing from sensor to cloud.


The Communication Standard for Industrial Markets

As a core layer of the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework, the Data Distribution Service (DDS™) standard is the IIoT protocol that offers data-centricity and automates the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of connected applications. 

RTI Connext, based on the DDS standard, is the future-proof software connectivity framework that bridges legacy and modern systems, so that manufacturers can protect in-place investments while preparing for the future. 


RTI Connext: the Framework for Software-Defined Control Systems

Enabling a new generation of intelligent distributed systems.

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Check Out Who's Using RTI Connext

Industry leaders are selecting RTI to meet the performance, safety, security and scalability requirements that are critical across industrial market segments.

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Agriculture, Construction and Mining

Agriculture, Construction and Mining

Reliable and secure remote operation and network communication are essential for ACM equipment and site operations in remote or hazardous environments.

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Robotics and Haptic Systems

RTI software delivers the connectivity framework for safe, secure, reliable operations of complex, cooperative and autonomous robotics systems.

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Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are rapidly becoming a necessity for manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics facilities.

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Automation Platforms

Automation Platforms require intelligent data connectivity across the edge, back to the operations center, providing safer operations with more automated oversight.

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Training and Simulation

Training and Simulation

Training for today’s military threats requires simulated environments that can be assembled and reconfigured in an agile, ad-hoc manner from ready-made components. RTI Connext is the platform that brings distributed simulations together in a secure, high-performance, scalable environment. Based on the OMG® Data Distribution Service (DDS™) standard, it has the necessary security and interoperability requirements for cross-vendor, cross-branch and cross-ally simulation of the evolving battlefield.

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RTI enables the transportation industry to evolve aging and inefficient infrastructures. Future transportation – from smart highways to air traffic control to high-speed rail – relies on intelligent, connected systems.

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Energy Systems

Rapid changes are coming to the modern electric grid. RTI Connext enables utilities to navigate the complex world of protecting in-place investment while modernizing, securing and preparing for the future.

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OT Microservices

Operational Technology (OT) Microservices provide an alternative to monolithic legacy architectures, enabling better, faster, and more reliable performance in industrial and manufacturing applications.

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Success Stories

Joy Mining Komatsu
Construction and Mining Analytics
With Connext, Komatsu can manage and analyze equipment data in real-time, delivering intelligent capabilities and predictive maintenance.
MAESTRO: Robot-as-a-Service at Your Service
634AI uses RTI Connext for real-time hand-shake connectivity between its MAESTRO system and AMR platforms over Wi-Fi networks.
Securing Transportation Infrastructure
Securing Transportation Infrastructure
GE Transportation Advances Real-Time Control
Connext enables GE Transportation to connect all data management systems together, plug in DDS-based components for increased functionality, and rely on software that meets stringent security certifications.
MT Robot AG
MT Robot AG
Swiss Manufacturer Deploys Connext to Ensure Precision Robotic Transport
Transport robots use DDS to adapt and expand to tasks while seamlessly integrating with ERP and other software systems.
Human Robot Interaction Laboratory
Human Robot Interaction Laboratory
European Space Agency
ESA uses Connext for communication and video to demonstrate long- distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Rail Tracking
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.
Training and Simulation
Training and Simulation
Pilots around the world consider CAE’s Sim XXI full-flight simulator to be the closest simulation of the true experience of flight. Connext helps to achieve this level of full-flight simulation.
High-speed Autonomous Race
High-speed Autonomous Race
Indy Autonomous Challenge
RTI Connext provides race teams with rapid design-test iteration capabilities and is the only technology that can integrate AUTOSAR, ROS 2 and the advanced simulation and modeling capabilities from Ansys — at peak performance and reliability.
Largest Power Plant in North America
Largest Power Plant in North America
Grand Coulee 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.
Smart Grid Distribution and Control
Smart Grid Distribution and Control
Microgrids and NI LabVIEW
MicroGrids connect generation, load and storage to optimize usage. Deploying at Toronto Hydro, Connext seamlessly integrates apps, enforces security, and merges NI LabVIEW.
Distributed Power Generation
Distributed Power Generation
Siemens Wind Power
Connext enables fast control within wind turbines and distributed gust mitigation across the array. RTI will also integrate with predictive maintenance and business diagnostics.
Carnegie Mellon University
Underground Exploration: DARPA SubT Challenge
The CMU DARPA SubT Challenge team is using Connext as the connectivity framework to make coordinated, time-critical decisions in uncertain underground environments.

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