IntervalZero and Janz Tec AG Announce Technology Partnership

WALTHAM, MA & NUREMBURG, Germany — November 19, 2014 — US-headquartered real-time software developer IntervalZero and Janz Tec AG of Germany today announced a technology partnership in which Janz Tec is developing IntervalZero RTX64 2014 drivers for their CAN cards solutions.

IntervalZero’s SMP-enabled RTX64 2014 hard real-time software is a key component of the IntervalZero RTOS Platform that comprises x86 and x64 multicore multiprocessors, the Microsoft Windows operating system, and real-time Ethernet capabilities to outperform real-time hardware and reduce the development costs for systems that require determinism or hard real-time.

Janz Tec AG, based in Paderborn, 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, the reliability and the experience provided by Janz Tec AG.

“We are pleased to add Janz Tec to our outstanding group of trusted technology partners. Most importantly, we’re encouraged by Janz Tec’s confidence in the value RTX64 2014 can deliver for their customers,” said Fabrice Boisset, IntervalZero’s General Manager in EMEA.

RTX64 2014, which was released in September 2014, includes a new monitoring infrastructure, improved debugging capabilities, and additional functionality that strengthen the product.

RTX64 2014’s real-time subsystem (RTSS) has a new monitoring infrastructure that allows developers to profile the behavior of RTSS applications across all RTSS processors.

Additionally the product’s WinDbg extension extends Microsoft’s 64-bit version of WinDbg and provides a way to analyze and interpret the state of RTSS processes and the subsystem.

The initial release of RTX64 in early 2013 marked the introduction the only true, native 64-bit extension of the Windows operating system. IntervalZero is the only vendor to deliver SMP RTOS capabilities on Windows. “Over the course of two years we developed RTX64 from the ground up to dovetail specifically with Windows 64-bit OS and it represents a remarkable achievement by our engineering team. RTX64 2014 builds significantly on that work and it is an even more powerful and more valuable product for our worldwide customers,” said CEO Jeffrey Hibbard.

Real-time applications running on 64-bit Windows with RTX64 2014 can access 128GB of non-paged memory, depending on actual mapped physical RAM size. By comparison 32-bit Windows 7 has a non-paged memory limitation of 2GB. Overall, 64-bit Windows’ 512GB of physical memory dwarfs the 4GB physical memory limitation in 32-bit Windows.

“The value of increased, directly accessible real-time memory within Windows, and the resulting superior performance distinguishes RTX64 from virtualization alternatives and 32-bit based RTOS solutions,” Hibbard said. “This changes the economics of Industrial Automation equipment because all the proprietary real-time hardware can be replaced by software applications that run on x86 cores. This means that new functionality such as machine vision can be implemented at a fraction of the cost that was required before, and both quality and throughput can increase as well.”

Janz Tec AG will develop an RTX device driver which is suitable for all passive Janz Tec CAN interface cards as well as for all CAN interfaces available on Janz Tec Embedded PC systems in the emPC product family. That makes Janz Tec emPC systems an ideal platform to using both, the RTX64 real-time environment together with the Janz Tec RTX device driver.

Furthermore emtas, a Janz Tec partner company since several years and a trusted IntervalZero technology partner as well, adapted their CANopen protocol stack to the Janz Tec RTX device driver API. So, customers can get a real-time capable CANopen platform, master as well as slave, by combining these products

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