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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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Connext Product Suite

Unparalleled productivity, reliability and scalability for the development of modular real-time systems.

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The Trusted DDS Solution for Critical Systems

Connext is the software framework that delivers the reliability, security and performance essential for highly distributed autonomous systems.

Open Standards

Connext is based on the open DDS standard, enabling interoperability and data exchange among different systems and devices while removing vendor lock-in.

Market Leadership

RTI is the world’s largest DDSTM supplier and Connext delivers nonstop availability with no single point of failure — the most trusted software framework for safety- and mission-critical systems.

Productivity Tools

Accelerate all lifecycle phases with powerful design, debugging, testing and monitoring tools.

Robust Security

Provides fine-grained security through standardized authentication, encryption and access control.

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Download Connext now to get started. It's free for evaluation, research and academic use. See for yourself why Connext has proven success in thousands of safety and mission-critical systems including autonomous vehicles, connected medical devices and next-generation defense systems.

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Industries Powered by Connext

Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace & Defense

RTI software provides the standards-compliant connectivity foundation for hundreds of the world’s most mission-critical Aerospace and Defense system designs.


RTI accelerates the development of next generation automotive systems based on robust, secure and scalable connectivity.


Systems of medical devices that communicate seamlessly and securely can improve patient outcome, reduce medical errors and lower costs. RTI provides the connectivity framework for next generation healthcare systems.

Joy Mining

RTI provides the software connectivity framework that is accelerating the development of scalable, reliable and secure smart machines.

Check Out Who's Using RTI Connext

Across industries and across the world, companies rely on Connext to connect their mission-critical industrial systems, from autonomous vehicles to air traffic control, from medical to mining. See how Connext is used to transform connected operations in real-world applications.

DLR Vahana Physio Control Audi GE Healthcare Siemens U.S. Army Volkswagen Lockheed Martin Raytheon Canrig Docbox Komatsu TechnipFMC U.S. Navy ESA Moon Surgical BAE Systems Ensign General Atomics Mevion GE Transportation OpenFMB ESO Harris Cubic Harmonic Wi-Tronix APTIV Baidu Stryker MT Robot Voyage MooVita XPeng Motors Medtronic Inceptio Remedy Robotics Monogram

Simple & Fair Pricing

Depending on the nature of your project, pricing options include Commercial, Research, Academic and Open Source licenses. We also offer a free trial.

Commercial Licenses

Pricing is based on the number of developers using Connext on your project. Distribution of applications that use RTI core products is royalty-free.

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Research & University Programs

RTI is committed to supporting universities in their research labs and classroom projects. We offer a free, one-year, renewable license to Connext for academic, noncommercial use.

Research & Non-commercial

RTI offers special license programs for qualified research and non-commercial use. Download a free trial to apply.