real-time operating system

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Real-Time Operating System

(operating system)
(RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. RTOS is not a specific product but a class of operating systems.

real-time operating system

A master control program that provides immediate responses to input signals and transactions. See real-time system, embedded system, embedded Linux, process control and OS-9.
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a leader in embedded software development tools and real-time operating systems, has announced that its INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by Keri Systems for use in its Access Control Device, a multiprocessor platform which securely manages personnel access to single- or multi-building complexes using card readers, number pads, fingerprint analysis and more.

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