exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified the Systems Engineering Consultants’ RTMSafety for functional safety compliance. The certification ensures that the world’s first middleware for robot automation meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 Systematic Capability per IEC 61508.
“The software development process requirements in IEC 61508 are quite demanding,” says Mike Medoff, exida senior assessor. “This helps ensure design quality. SEC has done a good job meeting these requirements.”
RT Middleware (RTM) is a software platform that supports the construction of various networked robotic components that aid in establishment of a robot system. RTMSafety’s robot software platform is compliant with the IEC 61508 functional safety standard providing functional safety for the robot system. RT System (RTS) is the robot, which is a combination of multiple software modules containing robot functional components.
About Systems Engineering Consultants CO., Ltd.
SEC is a specialist real-time technology company with a desire to contribute to the safety and development of the networked society and with a strategic focus on network-based real-time services, which we call Realtime@net. The name SEC comes from our English company name, Systems Engineering Consultants CO., LTD. and highlights our determination to be professional system engineers.
Founded in 1970, SEC initially focused on the development of space systems incorporating minicomputers based on our core real-time technology. We also developed applied technologies for social infrastructure system measurement and control. Our focus has now shifted to embedded software for smartphones in the wireless field and other applications, but real-time technology has remained a constant part of our business.