IntervalZero RTX64,  Partners Ecosystem for Real-Time Windows 10

Partners

IntervalZero’s Extensive Global Partner Ecosystem is a major asset both for our customers, as they seek to maximize the performance and the value of their embedded systems, and for our company, as we strive to innovate and improve all aspects of the RTX Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Platform to deliver industry-leading technology and Customer service.

Embedded systems – particularly large-form-factor systems that require a sophisticated user interface – have lifecycles of 10-15 years or longer. With that in mind, IntervalZero has built long-term relationships with a variety of Partners worldwide that complement the RTX64 RTOS Platform and that provide vital technology, support, and services at every phase of our Customers’ products lifecycles.

 

Ecosystem of Partners

Resellers

IntervalZero’s global roster of RTX64 and RTX Reseller Partners are an extension of our company and are trusted advisors to our joint Customers in their geographic regions. They have considerable market expertise, and are both well-trained in and knowledgeable about RTX64/RTX, as well as the Windows operating system. They can handle first-level Customer support and service.

 

Asia-Pacific

Company Territory Level Contact Phone
Tokyo Electron Device Japan Reseller email +81 45 443 4021
MDS Pacific Singapore Reseller email +65 6297 2800
Beijing ShiZhu Technology Ltd. China Reseller email +86 10 6858 7971
NEXCOM International Co., Ltd Taiwan/China Reseller email +886 2 8226 7786

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Company Territory Level Contact Phone
dataPartner Ltd. Czech Republic Reseller email +420 380 420 101
Avnet Embedded France Reseller email +33 (0)1 64 47 99 76
DSIT SOLUTIONS Israel Reseller email +972 3 531 3333
Telestar srl Italy Reseller email +39 0321 966 768
RT Soft Russia Reseller email +7 (495) 967 1505

Hardware & Fieldbus

Real-time Microsoft Windows

Including and based on IntervalZero RTX64 (real-time Windows), the KINGSTAR Fieldbus EtherCAT master stack simplifies and supports EtherCAT network configuration and development. KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered by EtherCAT provides support for CANopen over EtherCAT and simplified configuration of EtherCAT networks. Using a powerful RTX64 runtime from IntervalZero that transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), the system delivers the highest precision and deterministic performance. The distinguishing and unmatched features are the auto-discovery and auto-configuration features that deliver the only plug-and-play capability in the industry. Visit www.kingstar.com.

United Electronic Industries, Inc -The High-Performance Alternative – is a supplier of high-end data-acquisition hardware and software. Its PowerDAQ family of DSP-based boards for both the PCI and PXI bus consist of multifunction cards (that encompass analog I/O, digital I/O, and counter/timers), simultaneous-sampling multifunction cards, high-density analog-output cards, and digital I/O cards including special models for applications such as timing sequencing. The firm has a broad offering of support software for all major operating environments including the ETS kernel. This driver-as well as support for all major test-development environments such as LabVIEW, Agilent VEE, and MATLAB-all ship free of charge with the hardware. UEI also offers the PowerDNA system, an Ethernet-based distributed networked automation system, which consists of compact Cubes users can locate next to sensors and easily link to a host PC. Each Cube contains its own intelligence and networking layer so it can operate as part of a commercial Ethernet setup as well as a standalone unit. Users populate the Cube’s I/O Layers with their choice of analog and digital I/O modules as well as those for mass storage and serial communications. Visit www.ueidaq.com.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products and value-added services for systems integrators and OEMs/ODMs. Axiomtek delivers design and value-added services, along with its high-quality industrial PCs, single board computers, fanless and rugged embedded systems, EtherCAT Master Controllers, IoT gateway devices, touch panel computers, etc. – to a variety of industries including transportation, medical, industrial automation, power utilities and renewable energy, retail/POS/Kiosks and many more. Founded in 1990, Axiomtek has expanded its global reach from Asia to North/Latin America and Europe. Axiomtek USA headquarters is located in the City of Industry, CA. The subsidiary incorporates product integration and logistics as well as a wide range of service offerings including design assistance, technical support, and returns merchandise assistance. Axiomtek Systems in Methuen, MA, added its high level of expertise on COTS integration and a variety of value-added services to Axiomtek USA’s comprehensive suite of capabilities. Visit us.axiomtek.com.

Real-time Microsoft Windows

Since 1984 the German company ADDI-DATA has been developing high-tech solutions for industrial measurement and automation. It stands for quality, adaptability, reliability, security of investment, and spirit of innovation. You will find ADDI-DATA solutions worldwide in numerous industrial areas: the automotive and metal industry, engine building industry, tailor-made machinery, aircraft, and chemicals industry, etc. They are used for quality control, process control, signal switching, data acquisition, motion control, or position acquisition. Visit www.addi-data.com.

Intel

Emotas GmbH is an embedded software development company for industrial communication. It focuses on CAN, J1939, CANopen, EnergyBus, and EtherCAT software development. It develops software products and custom embedded software solutions. The range of services covers consulting for development and integration as well as software maintenance and CANopen and EtherCAT training. Visit www.emotas.de/en.

ESD is an experienced system integrator that delivers products, turn-key solutions, and services to the industrial automation, process control, automotive, medical, aerospace, and test & measurement industries. The company provides IntervalZero RTX drivers for their CAN fieldbus cards with additional support for higher-layer protocols (CANopen, J1939, …) as well as an implementation of the Real-Time Industrial Ethernet protocol EtherCAT. Visit www.esd.eu.

Janz Tec AG, of Germany, is a leading manufacturer of electronic assemblies and customized industrial and embedded computer systems. With more than 30 years of experience in its markets, Janz Tec is capable of on-demand customization to meet individual customer requirements. Well-known companies from the mechanical and facility engineering, power & energy, transport & traffic, medical technology, and automotive sectors trust in the expertise, reliability, and experience provided by Janz Tec AG. Visit www.janztec.com.

Providing products, technologies, and services at the leading edge of industrial communication technology- including IntervalZero RTX drivers for its field bus cards – is Hilscher’s goal and it measures itself by the success of its customers.
Visit www.hilscher.com.

Automation

EtherCAT

Real-time Microsoft Windows

Including and based on IntervalZero RTX64 (real-time Windows), the KINGSTAR Fieldbus EtherCAT master stack simplifies and supports EtherCAT network configuration and development. KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered by EtherCAT provides support for CANopen over EtherCAT and simplified configuration of EtherCAT networks. Using a powerful RTX64 runtime from IntervalZero that transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), the system delivers the highest precision and deterministic performance. The distinguishing and unmatched features are the auto-discovery and auto-configuration features that deliver the only plug-and-play capability in the industry. Visit www.kingstar.com.

General Motion Control Partners

Real-time Microsoft Windows

KINGSTAR Motion is a software-only PC solution that replaces costly motion control boards. KINGSTAR Motion further lowers the total cost of a machine by supporting EtherCAT. Engineers can customize the control system for their machines without facing the challenges of engineering real-time control threads required for high-speed precision. KINGSTAR provides APIs compatible with popular hardware motion cards; contains EtherCAT master and EtherCAT configuration wizards; replaces proprietary network protocol and IO hardware with the EtherCAT standard, and enables the use of EtherCAT-based servos which also offer lower cost. Visit www.kingstar.com.

Real-time Microsoft Windows

Soft Servo Systems, Inc., provides all-software, high-end motion control solutions for industrial machine builders and users. Soft Servo provides high-performing yet affordable and reliable general motion control (GMC) and CNC solutions by exploiting the high-speed, ever-improving CPUs of personal computers. The PC performs all real-time motion control operations including feedback loops and multi-axis coordination. It also serves as a user-friendly graphical interface (Windows), can be connected to a network, used to store motion programs, and run other applications. Visit www.kingstar.com.

CNC Software

Soft Servo Systems, Inc., provides all-software, high-end motion control solutions for industrial machine builders and users. Soft Servo provides high-performing yet affordable and reliable general motion control (GMC) and CNC solutions by exploiting the high-speed, ever-improving CPUs of personal computers. The PC performs all real-time motion control operations including feedback loops and multi-axis coordination. It also serves as a user-friendly graphical interface (Windows), can be connected to a network, used to store motion programs, and run other applications. Visit www.softservo.com.

MDSI’s OpenCNC® software CNC was not only the first production-proven, hardware-independent, unbundled software CNC on the market, it was also the first CNC product to be packaged and marketed exclusively as software. This unique technology, which now also includes WinMotion ™ soft motion for general motion control applications, provides complete software motion control across virtually any kind of machine tool, without using any proprietary hardware or motion control cards. Visit www.mdsi2.com.

Newfangled Solutions is focused on finding the best solution for complex manufacturing processes. Newfangled has the ability to design and build machinery, electronics, and software, and also provides consulting services for integrating mechanical, electrical, and computerized controls. The Artsoft division at Newfangled is focused on CNC software and is the home of the very popular MACH series. Our custom machines are for unique processes that no other machine can provide. Newfangled does not sell off-the-shelf CNC machines or hardware and are focused on control software and innovative solutions. Visit www.machsupport.com.

Since 2005, NUMCAD has been integrating our NUMCAD CNC into various projects. As a customer, you profit from this integration know-how. By using standardized software components and interfaces, NUMCAD converts every PC with Windows 64 into a high-performance real-time machine (real-time 64bit, multicore CPU). A CNC controller, based on software components. The software controls machines and robots. Visit www.numcad.com.

IoT

Partners in IoT

The IoT ecosystem is comprised of smart devices using embedded sensors, processors, and communication hardware to give, receive, and apply data obtained from their surroundings. The novelty of IoT is that these interactions take place without human intervention. Instead, IoT-enabled devices send data to the cloud to be evaluated there, if not locally, before corresponding devices respond to commands.

While RTX64 can be used to create a Smart machine controller, IntervalZero customers usually rely on the Microsoft Windows Ecosystem of applications and integration partners to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT).  Most tools have the ability to access ODBC or OPC UA to post data to the cloud securely.  

Here are examples of partner products that can transform a machine controller into a Smart Edge Device. 

 

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI allows you to monitor your manufacturing operations with detailed reporting and dashboards of key metrics from the factory floor, from workcell, and from specific machines.

 

Schneider Electric Machine Advisor

EcoStruxure Machine Advisor is the new digital cloud-based services platform. It enables machine builders to provide new services to machine operators for each installed machine in any production site worldwide.



Standards

Global technology standards play a critical role in the world of technology.  Standards ensure system interoperability while enabling product differentiation but more importantly they expand addressable markets as standards get adopted.  And the reason standards are adopted is that they lead to better cost efficiency through economies of scale and multivendor sourcing, which protects customers’ investments should a vendor exit the business.   

IntervalZero directly embraces standards by participating in working groups on industry standards bodies and by building products to support a standard and indirectly delivers on a standard by supporting partners that develop solutions that support standards.   

The following are key standards bodies where IntervalZero is a member and often an active participant in working subgroups. 

Keeps EtherCAT technology open for all potential users. It brings EtherCAT device manufacturers, technology providers, and users together to further the technology. It provides multiple technical working groups where experts carefully work on various specific aspects of EtherCAT. All of these activities are focused on one common goal: keeping EtherCAT stable and interoperable. Visit www.ethercat.org.

CAN in Automation (CiA) is the international users’ and manufacturers’ group for the CAN network (Controller Area Network), internationally standardized in the ISO 11898 series. The nonprofit association was established in 1992. The aim is to provide an unbiased platform for future developments of the CAN protocol and to promote the image of CAN technology. Visit www.can-cia.org.

OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. It is platform-independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard. its purpose was to abstract PLC-specific protocols into a standardized interface allowing HMI/SCADA systems to interface with a “middle-man” who would convert generic-OPC read/write requests into device-specific requests and vice-versa. Visit opcfoundation.org.

PLCOpen is a vendor and product independent worldwide association active in Industrial Control that is creating higher efficiency in application software development and lowering life-cycle costs. As such it is based on standard available tools to which extensions are and will be defined. PLCopen made solid contributions to the community, extending hardware independence from software code, as well as reusability of code and coupling to external software tools. Visit www.plcopen.org.

A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,100 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors, and related automation technologies. A3 is THE global advocate for the benefits of automating. We promote automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. Since our founding in 1974 as a robotics association, we have become the trusted resource for companies looking for valuable education and information on how to successfully automate. Visit www.automate.org.

Consulting

Witekio is a precursor of complex and connected embedded systems. Witekio is an embedded software expert with a system-level approach, engineering and integrating intelligent systems software for any device from the hardware to the cloud. We bring expertise on both low (OS, driver, firmware) and high-level software (application, connectivity, cloud) associated with a usage knowledge on specific markets that allows the best choices in technologies and architecture for the best performance and security. Through our worldwide teams (Europe, USA, Asia), we help our customers, in all stages of development, to enable the success of their embedded systems or smart device projects and maximize their efficiency. Visit witekio.com.

ATR is a specialized provider of engineering R&D, technical services, and engineered products to the federal government and commercial clients. The Company provides a focused range of R&D and specialty engineering services, prototypes, and products through three interlinked business units: an Engineering and Systems Division; an Automated Systems and Machines Division; and a Robotics and Control Systems Division. Visit www.atrcorp.com.

Sequential Data Solutions – A 35+ Year Veteran of Real-Time Industrial Control. The broad range of experience in PLC, CNC, and Computer-Based Controls. Extensive experience with Reflective Memory and Ethernet-based control and data collection systems. Application Consulting and Design Specialist for RTX and RTX64 for both Industrial and Military customers. An experienced application specialist that thoroughly understands both hardware and software equally. Author and Designer of – RTX64 Global Memory Application. Contact Sequential Data Solutions.

dataPartner Ltd. produces and implements Information and Control systems and also develops custom hardware and software. It offers industrial solutions in specific areas: Production Planning; Monitoring and Data Acquisition; Device or Order Monitoring; Maintenance Management; Machine Control; Critical and Technological Processes Control; Instrumentation and Control Systems; Individual Software or specific Hardware Development; I&C and Process Automation. Visit www.datapartner.cz.

M&F Engineering is an independent technology and consulting firm. It specializes in tailored, robust software development for industrial use, including user interfaces, specialized real-time applications, and test systems. Visit www.m-f.ch.

THEORIS focuses primarily on two specific activities: embedded software and object technologies dedicated to complex systems. The company offers value-added services including, project management, consulting and expertise, training, and implementation. THEORIS assists large industrial companies, as well as small and medium businesses in high-tech projects. Its customers’ markets include telecommunications, multimedia, medical systems, automotive, industrial automation, transportation, simulation, and defense. Visit www.theoris.fr.

Germany-based TriLogiX solves complex problems in the areas of technical software, Windows programming, and IT network technology as an engineering service provider. Visit www.trilogix.de.

BJ Carnation (Beijing Pinks Technology Corporation) is committed to embedded platforms, solid-state storage products, network products, and advanced avionics platforms supporting product development, production and sales, and intelligent embedded systems, high-performance mass storage system, integrated avionics simulation system, high-performance network computing systems integration and development services. Visit www.vme.cn.

Torbis Technology

Torbis Technology CO., LTD’s expertise includes automation control design; servo/stepper motors; computer systems/adapter cards; and image recognition.