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Realtime Technologies brings you the latest news about our company, team, equipment, certification, and awards. Therefore, we wish to share the latest news and achievements with our customers. The news section is updated on a monthly basis.

Our Associated Company Shimmer Launches Verisense™ Wearable Sensor Platform for Clinical Trials.

Shimmer, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today announced the launch of Verisense, its next-generation wearable sensor platform designed from the ground up to meet the needs of clinical trial sponsors, sites and participants.

Verisense™ Wearable Sensor

“There is a growing demand from pharmaceutical companies, regulators and payers to factor real-world data (RWD) into healthcare decision making. They want to ensure that new therapies, especially those for chronic conditions, deliver objective improvements to participants’ health and quality of life. That requires access to real-world participant data and has spurred the rapid growth in wearable technologies to measure objective quality of life indicators, such as activity levels and sleep patterns,” said Geoff Gill, president of Shimmer Americas.

Verisense is a comprehensive and flexible solution for reliably capturing accurate and complete biometric data. Verisense is launching with the Verisense IMU sensor, a general-purpose Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Worn on the wrist, it can monitor activity and sleep seamlessly. In addition, it can be used for any IMU application with up to seven sensors worn on different parts of a participant’s body, making it invaluable for studying complex musculoskeletal or neurological conditions, such as dystonia or epilepsy. Furthermore, researchers can draw on a wealth of published data and established metrics from more than a decade of research using Shimmer devices.

The Verisense platform provides complete clinical trial sponsor support. Sponsors gain access to all the raw participant data; they are uploaded to a secure site and can be transferred to an electronic data capture system automatically to ensure data integrity. Built-in algorithms provide validated metrics. A monitoring dashboard shows the status of all the sites at a glance, and provides the ability to drill down to every sensor in the study.

From the site perspective, Verisense requires just a five-minute setup to initiate data collection and participant follow up if the system alerts them to a critical issue.

The Verisense platform places the minimum burden on participants. After putting the base station near their bed, or in another location that they visit every day, all they need to do is wear the sensor. It can even be worn in the shower or bath. The Verisense battery lasts for up to six months and the data transfer is completely automatic. The Verisense sensor can be inserted into a wide variety of cradles, ensuring that it meets all style and functional requirements.

By |2019-03-04T15:30:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Realtime Technologies’ Quality Management System re-certified to ISO 13485:2016

ISO 13485:2016 has recently been revised, with the new version published in March 2016.

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. It supports medical device manufacturers to maintain the effectiveness of their processes. ISO ensures the development, production, installation, and delivery of medical devices that are effective and safe.

ISO 13485:2016 quality management systems specify requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that meet applicable regulatory requirements.

The ISO 13485:2016 standard is globally recognized as the best quality practices from organizations within the medical device industry. Due to the nature of the medical equipment, safety is one of the principal requirements.

Realtime Technologies, as a medical devices manufacturer, has a responsibility to deliver devices that are high quality, safe and effective.

Realtime Technologies is an electronics contract manufacturer and services provider. Our extensive engineering capabilities also allow us to manufacture electronics to precise customer specifications and provide a turnkey service. We provide products and services for Medical Analyzers, Pressure Testers and Monitors, Heart Monitors, cardio Analyzers, Receiver Units, and other Instruments. Our 22 years of manufacturing experience are enabling us to solve unusual issues in medical device design.

By |2019-03-04T15:33:46+00:00February 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

REALTIME TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED A CONTRACT

REALTIME TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED A CONTRACT  BY GERMAN SPACE COMPANY OHB SYSTEM AG

Dublin, Tuesday 22nd of January 2019 – Realtime Technologies Ltd.  announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a contract from German space company OHB System AG to design, develop and deliver the PayLoad Interface Unit (PLIU) for the European Space Agency (ESA) PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission that will be launched in 2026.

The PayLoad Interface Unit (PLIU), that will be designed and built by the team at Réaltra and Realtime in Dublin, will be the largest space electronics hardware contribution and the largest ever single contract awarded to an Irish company for an ESA Science mission.

Plato

The Réaltra division of Realtime Technologies Ltd. was pre-selected by OHB System AG, the German company that will integrate, test and delivers the PLATO spacecraft to ESA, to join their industrial team for the PLATO mission, based on the capabilities and skills of the people working in Réaltra and Realtime. Working in space demands the highest engineering and manufacturing standards and the challenge of providing space-qualified electronic systems for such a prestigious scientific mission will not be easily met. The PLIU developed in Réaltra will provide the thermal control system for the telescopes on the PLATO spacecraft to help underpin the mission’s objective of understanding how our Universe was formed, and whether life exists outside of our own solar system. Furthermore, the contract will support an increase in high-quality employment in design, engineering and manufacturing roles here in north Dublin and in the supply chain companies located around Ireland.

Paddy White and John Halligan

John Halligan TD,  Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, who announced the contract award, said “I am delighted to be here today to announce the signing of this significant contract between OHB System AG and Réaltra to provide the PayLoad Interface Unit for ESA’s PLATO mission. The awarding of this contract is a significant achievement for Réaltra and demonstrates how Irish space companies can succeed in the delivery of cutting-edge space technologies.

Paddy White, CEO, Realtime Technologies Ltd., said “We are very proud that our Réaltra division in Realtime Technologies has been selected by OHB to join their industrial team for the delivery of the historic PLATO mission spacecraft to ESA. Our selection for a critical role in the PLATO space mission by OHB is a testament to the hard work, deep experience and high standards displayed by our staff.”

By |2019-01-23T10:31:10+00:00January 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Realtime Technologies has recently added a 2nd SMARTFLOW 2020 Selective Soldering System from ERSA to their Production Lines.

The SMARTFLOW 2020 is a compact, cell-based selective soldering system with a base area of less than 2, 5 m². The acquisition of a 2nd SMARTFLOW 2020 system by Realtime provides another level of flexibility and supports both rapid product changeover for various high-mix, high-quality, low volume builds as well as offering increased throughput and maintaining consistency when both machines are required to support the same product range in larger batch builds.

Selective Soldering System SMARTFLOW is one of the 1st platforms to use the ERSASOFT 5 operating system.

It offers a very stable, intuitive and flexible user interface which facilitates live process monitoring, as well as the ability, adjust and optimize program process parameters while the machine is running.

With the ability to quickly change the solder bath in the SMARTFLOW 2020 Realtime also has the flexibility to change the Alloy it uses in the Selective Soldering process to satisfy both customer and regulatory requirements in a matter of minutes.

With the supply of high-quality Nitrogen available from Realtime’s on-site N2 generation plant readily available the installation of the new SMARTFLOW was completed and available to production within a day.

The Ersa SMARTFLOW 2020 utilizes the same software platform as well as the Wear-Free Electromagnetic Induction Pump and Fluxer Technology used on the larger fully automatic inline machines from ERSA. This, aligned with excellent quality produced and the high Overall Operational Efficiency seen from the SMARTFLOW 2020 by Realtime over the last year has made the equipment selection process for Realtime in choosing the 2nd system an easy one.

Smartflow 2020 -Selective Soldering System
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By |2019-03-04T15:55:42+00:00October 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Realtime Technologies’ Quality Management System re-certified to ISO 13485:2012

ISO 13485:2012 Certified

This demonstrates Realtime’s ability to provide medical equipment and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical equipment and related services.

ISO 13485:2012 details specific requirements for a quality management system where organizations need to demonstrate their ability to provide medical equipment and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical equipment and related services. The ISO 13485:2012 standard is globally recognized as the best quality practices from organizations within the medical device industry.

Registration was a goal for Realtime, although it was recognized that the pursuit of quality provides benefits well in excess of gaining registration. Robust, quality-imbued processes add immense value to the development, manufacture, distribution and to both the internal and external customer.

ISO 13485:2012 helps Realtime Technologies to provide a structure for implementation of requirements. It ensures the achievement of these planned results and the maintenance and effectiveness of those processes in relation to the customer, internal quality and regulatory requirements. Due to the nature of the medical equipment, safety is one of the principal requirements.

Realtime Technologies is an electronics contract manufacturer and services provider. With a reputation for quality and flexibility, we design and build products for Secure Payment Systems, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical sectors. Comprising of facilities in Ireland, Czech Republic, US, Slovakia, and offices in the Far East and South America, we provide the most cost-effective and efficient route to bring your product onto the global market. From single item prototypes to medium and high volume quantities, Realtime can deliver the trusted experience and expertise needed to drive your product development and business growth forward.

By |2019-03-04T15:57:53+00:00May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Realtime Technologies Purchase AOI

Realtime has recently added CyberOptics’ Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system to their list of equipment.

The AOI system provides a significant enhancement to Realtime’s inspection capabilities and flexibility, and provides the ability to detect inaccurately placed components, reversed components, missing components, components with incorrect polarity, insufficient solder and the occurrences of bridging. As a result, the AOI system can provide RTT with the capability to efficiently inspect various defects with high performance and accuracy.

The Automotive market is the AOI’s main target due to its very high performance and high speed, but it is also fully adaptable to any quality or high speed applications. The new SMT Equipment gives Realtime the capability to meet not only inspection standards which exists in most manufacturing processes, especially in the automotive industry where rigorous quality and safety requirements exist.

The AOI system provides maximum inspection coverage and records feedback of the process. AOI has become the inspection method of choice in the majority of SMT manufacturers including Realtime Technologies. The CyberOptics’ AOI systems is designed for both post-reflow and post-replacement inspection accommodating the most up-to-date package styles such as 0201, 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, 1210 and 1812.

Realtime also offers a range of best in class services including; manufacturing of electronic printed circuit boards, electronic assembly testing, PCB training, rework and repair, prototype PCB assembly and also turnkey solutions all within the framework of the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 Quality Management System to which Realtime Technologies is accredited to.

Realtime Technologies is an electronics contract manufacturer and services provider. With a reputation for quality and flexibility, we design and build products for Secure Payment Systems, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical sectors. Comprising of facilities in Ireland, Czech Republic, US, Slovakia, and offices in the Far East and South America, we provide the most cost effective and efficient route to bring your product onto the global market. Realtime can deliver the trusted experience and expertise needed to drive your product development and business growth forward

Cyber Optics
Pcb production line
AOI at Pcb production line

By |2018-11-29T16:19:16+00:00May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments