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Kithara Software is a specialist for real-time and communication solutions under the operating system Windows. The real-time extension RealTime Suite of the company forms the technical foundation for sophisticated applications in robotics, image processing, measurement and control techniques as well as in automation fields. It is a core part in machine building, for test stands and other special applications. The RealTime Suite gives developers a real-time multitasking, an EtherCAT Master and real-time Ethernet, e.g. for Gigabit cameras. Subsidiary in the USA: Kithara Software LLC.

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Kithara at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2013

POSTED 11/01/2013

Kithara at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2013The Berlin-based company Kithara Software is an exhibitor on the this-year’s world exposition for automation, the “SPS/IPC/Drives 2013” in Nuremberg. Kithara is known for their real-time extension »RealTime Suite«™, which contains a highly deterministic preemptive real-time multi-tasking system, as well as additional modules for automation, hardware access and image processing in real-time.

Kithara shows on booth 6-119 an integrated solution with GigE Vision® image acquisition, image processing with the famous library HALCON and an EtherCAT® master for controlling servo drives and I/Os.
The »RealTime Suite«™ is a real-time system that transforms a PC with the Windows® operating system into a productive platform for machine engineering and testing rigs, automation and robotics, image processing, control systems and measurement acquisition.

For instance one of the more than 20 different functional modules is a powerful EtherCAT® master, which can be used to implement challenging automation tasks and machine controls. CAN and CANopen® are also supported.

Special drivers are able to receive images from GigE Vision® cameras directly in the real-time context. By embedding image processing libraries, for example HALCON or OpenCV, image processing in real-time can be implemented.

All current Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows 8 (with 32 or 64 bits) are supported. The real-time application can be programmed in C/C++ or Delphi as well as embedded in C#.