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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)

    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

    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

    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

    "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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Canada ATC map

    NAVCanada chose DDS for its high security rating, its wide support of tools and programming languages, and its reputation for performance, scalability, and 24/7 reliability. The system will coordinate flight plans and control through seven major hubs.

  • Locomotive

    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

    "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

  • 787
    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 »


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 »


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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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.

  • UAV

    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).