SYSGO strengthens its presence in Europe by appointing the Austrian company RDCS

SYSGO announced today a formal distributor agreement with Austrian company RDCS. SYSGO is a leading supplier of software solutions for the world's most demanding safety and security applications. RDCS is operating mainly in the fields of safety and security systems for railway companies, high availability (HA) systems and cluster technologies, complex database systems based on OracleTM RDBMS, embedded systems, and real-time applications.

In order to respond to increasing demand for its innovative and certified solutions, SYSGO continues to extend partnership with complementary companies who have identified the same needs from their customers. RDCS has been developing a deep expertise in integrated systems, including the embedded/real-time domain, especially in key SYSGO sectors - those requiring a high level of reliability. The agreement allows RDCS to be the exclusive reseller in Austria of all SYSGO products, including: the Safe and Secure Virtualization platform PikeOS, and the Industrial Grade Embedded Linux ELinOS.

“Our customers require their suppliers to have a strong technical expertise and to be familiar of their project constraints”, said Michael Tiedemann, CEO of SYSGO. “To sustain our business expansion while keeping focus on our customer requirements, we are strengthening our distribution channels with carefully selected partners. RDCS has the right expertise, especially in safety critical systems, and the right market exposure to help us in expanding to different industry sectors.”

RDCS (Real-time Distributed Computing Systems), formerly Ruprecht & Partner OEG, was founded in the year 1999 with the objective to supply their customers with real-time solutions and currently is operating in the following business fields: safety, security, and information systems for railway companies, high availability (HA) systems and cluster technologies, database system applications based on OracleTM RDBMS, eCommerce and eBusiness solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, and embedded system solutions for the real-time market. In the year 2000 RDCS established an additional business field acting as master reseller for the German company hopf Elektronik GmbH for Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Starting with 2001 RDCS produced configuration tools, drivers, and firmware for hopf industrial radio and satellite controlled clock systems. In order to strengthen the commitment to offer turn-key solutions RDCS achieved certification as a partner of Sun Microsystems in 2001 and started partnering with Oracle in 2003.

“We have been very impressed by the innovative products SYSGO has in its portfolio, in particular their certified Safe and Secure Virtualization solution PikeOS which has no equivalent on the market”, declares Erich Ruprecht, CEO at RDCS. “Our customers have requirements that the SYSGO products can perfectly meet. We are pleased to partner with SYSGO as we have the same philosophy of customer care and compliance to the highest level of quality. This is exemplified by their safety-critical certification offering that we could apply to our transportation business.”

More on PikeOS

PikeOS is an innovative product, providing an embedded systems platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) technology allows multiple operating system APIs, called “Personalities”, to run concurrently on one machine, e.g. an ARINC-653 application together with Linux. The PikeOS microkernel architecture allows it to be used in cost sensitive, resource constrained devices as well as large, complex systems. The simplicity and compactness of the PikeOS design results in real-time performance that competes head-to-head with conventional proprietary RTOS solutions. PikeOS is certifiable to safety standards like DO-178B, IEC 61508 or EN 50128, and is also MILS compliant.

More on ELinOS

ELinOS is a comprehensive development environment for embedded Linux software development. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, SYSGO’s ELinOS is purpose-built for use in demanding industrial applications. SYSGO brings 15+ years of field expertise to make an embedded Linux offering well suited for real-world complex applications, and to back it up with world-class support. Many BSPs corresponding to the most successful boards on the market are included as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, or for the other SYSGO flagship product PikeOS. Besides the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports PowerPC-, ARM-, MIPS-, and SH-platforms.


SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the Safe and Secure Virtualization platform PikeOS, a paravirtualization operating system which is built upon a small, fast, and safe microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Transportation and Network Infrastructure. Customers include Airbus, Honeywell, Thales, Daimler, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens, and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.

About RDCS

RDCS has extensive know-how and longtime experience concerning hardware, software, and networking infrastructure which enables them to provide outright project handling. RDCS is delivering turn-key solutions from planning over implementation up to installation and maintenance. The activity as certified Sun Microsystems partner and Oracle partner guarantees the continuously necessary high qualification of the employees in the hardware and software area, in particular on the Sun hardware and operating system platforms. As master reseller for hopf radio and satellite controlled clock systems RDCS makes an effort in consulting customers to find the best solution for professional and reliable time synchronization systems.

Further information


Jacques Brygier

Am Pfaffenstein 14

55270 Klein-Winternheim


Tel.: +49 6136 99480


RDCS Informationstechnologie GmbH

Embelgasse 66/10-11


Tel: +43-1-5455077-0*