Ravensburg, Germany, 8 February 2023

Real-Time Systems (RTS) – a global provider of hypervisor technology and part of the congatec Group – has acquired Arendar IT-Security GmbH to expand its service portfolio, which will now include edge computing for secure OT/IT connectivity for the digitization of industrial machines, plants and processes. For RTS, this signifies a step towards a solution-oriented offering for OEMs and end users. The Arendar portfolio comprises IoT gateway solutions including edge and cloud middleware as well as software engineering services for the holistic digitization of industrial processes within systems and plants. Arendar has primarily been serving manufacturing companies in Germany. Acting as part of the global congatec Group, Real-Time Systems will now open up the Arendar offering to OEMs worldwide, which promises significantly higher economies of scale. The newly acquired solution portfolio will be presented to the broad trade audience for the first time at embedded world 2023.

“The solution and service portfolio of Arendar IT-Security is an excellent fit with our strategic positioning in the industrial automation and communications infrastructure market, where more and more data needs to be exchanged securely as a result of digitization,” explains Konrad Garhammer, Managing Director of congatec Group.

“We particularly wish to expand our IoT connectivity expertise because of the ever-increasing cybersecurity requirements. Together with the hypervisor technology of our subsidiary Real‑Time Systems, we are now in a position to support our customers’ digital transformation with sustainable solution modules bearing the trustworthy ‘Made in Germany’ seal,” adds Daniel Jürgens, Managing Director of congatec Group.

Together, RTS hypervisor technology and the highly standardized embedded and edge computing ecosystem of the congatec Group provide an excellent foundation for embedding Arendar IT-Security’s solution portfolio into OEM and end-user applications. In sum, this creates a holistic solution for the digitization of industrial machines, plants and processes. Typical use cases of the Arendar portfolio include: reading data from PLCs, fieldbuses, and sensors, including universal protocol translation for unified communication; remote control and maintenance of systems; plant visualization in the cloud; creation of OT added value through horizontal IoT integration of multiple devices, machines and plants in collaborative clouds; and connectivity between business IT and OT – all protected against IP theft or sabotage by high cybersecurity.

About Real-Time Systems

Real-Time Systems is a global provider of hypervisor technology and specializes in real-time virtualization. The Intel® Co-Development Partner was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany. Since 2018, Real-Time Systems GmbH has been an independent congatec Group member with partners in Europe, the USA and Asia.

Today, Real-Time Systems offers a real-time hypervisor (RTS Hypervisor) and a hypervisor addressing functional safety and cybersecurity (RTS Safe Hypervisor) on x86 hardware architecture.

More information is available on the RTS website at www.real-time-systems.com or via LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Arendar IT-Security GmbH

Arendar IT-Security GmbH was established as a subsidiary of AREND in Wittlich, Germany, in 2019. The company provides digitization, IT/OT/Cloud connectivity and data collection solutions that are based on the proprietary ARENDAR platform – a solution portfolio comprising hardware and middleware for the holistic digitization of industrial processes within systems and plants. In addition, ARENDAR offers customer-specific services such as dedicated website creation, consultancy around OT connectivity, and the provision of Internet services.
On February 1st 2023, Real‑Time Systems has acquired Arendar IT-Security.

About the ARENDAR:

The ARENDAR consists of a combination of hardware and middleware and can be used immediately for the most important applications of Industrie 4.0. These include process optimization, predictive maintenance, remote diagnostics and process and data visualization. Further functionalities are modularly expandable. With ARENDAR, production plants and IT can be fully networked with each other, and data from production can be collected, processed and passed on. At the same time, the strictly data-centric connection of OT and IT provides an important building block for defending against cyberattacks, especially on production equipment.

About the Innovation Award of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate:

The Innovation Award is awarded by the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture together with the state working groups of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and the Chambers of Crafts.

Companies that have their headquarters/location in Rhineland-Palatinate and develop, manufacture, use and market innovative products, processes or services there are eligible to participate. One prize will be awarded in each of the following categories:

Companies: Innovations from small and medium-sized enterprises that are members of a chamber of commerce and industry.
Crafts: Innovations by small and medium-sized enterprises that are members of a chamber of crafts.
Cooperation: Innovations developed in close cooperation with a partner, e.g. a research institution.
Special Industry Award: Innovations from companies that are not considered small or medium-sized enterprises.
Special prize of the Minister of Economics: For an innovation on an annually changing theme.

Applications could be submitted for innovative products, processes and services that have been responsibly developed by the applicant in Rhineland-Palatinate or where the main value creation takes place predominantly in Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition to the award, the jury can also award up to five “recognitions”.

Further details can be found at:


About Arendar IT-Security

Arendar IT-Security is a solution provider in the field of digitalization, IIoT, IT/OT/Cloud connectivity, data collection and the like and delivers with the ARENDAR platform a solution portfolio, consisting of hardware and middleware, for the holistic digitalization of industrial processes, systems and plants.
In addition, Arendar offers IT security services in the area of digitalization. These services include: Adaptation of
ARENDAR solutions to customer-specific situations, creation of specific web pages to visualize the data collected with the ARENDAR platform
data (usually to be rolled out on the ARENDAR integrated web server), OT connectivity consulting, provision of Internet services, …