Kithara at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2013
g width="300" vspace="15" hspace="15" height="200" border="0" align="right" alt="Kithara at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2013" src="/userAssets/aiaUploads/image/realtimesuite_2013_c600px_rgb(1).jpg" />The 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#.