Real-time Software Explained

April 18th, 2017 by

Real-time software provides faster accomplishment of operations, tasks and activities on computers. The programs include analysis and computing applications, building tools, media and system maintenance and more. Basically, a real-time application is software that can perform assigned functions and duties exactly when required to run specific processes, rather than after execution of the program. The programs run automatically after settings have been configured. These programs accommodate changes as they are made by users in real-time.


The main function of this software is to enable its users to execute different activities and tasks throughout when the programs are open. In computer systems, the software accommodates different programs that operate and run even when the user focuses on one application only.  Some of them are designed to perform scheduled tasks. This means that they respond to the time clock of the computer automatically even when they are not opened to perform the assigned tasks.


Real-time software is very important for numerous processes. Activities like handling electricity and water and airline flight operations require this software. Ideally, the software is required where processes or systems must be updated to prevent potential mishaps or delays. Electronic devices like televisions and some gadgets use real-time programs to ensure continuous improvement or innovation of their features.

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Real-time programs’ performance is dependent on two major things. These are the reliability of systems where they operate and correct development of the software or program itself. If an operating system is slower to that of the software, the application will have a lower chance of maintaining peak performance and upholding accuracy. Meanwhile, for systems and programs that are compatible with the software, better completion of tasks and performance will be realized.


Examples of real-time programs include anti-virus programs that perform scheduled checks or maintenance, database applications like 24-hour transaction facilities and airline database controls, security systems, and imaging within a database application. This software is used in consumer appliances and graphic editing as well.

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