2. Install and Configure INtime (Real Time OS)

If you bought an sRMP (Industrial PC) from RSI INtime will be pre-installed and you can skip this step.

1. Installation Time

  • Approximate Installation Time → 20 minutes

  • Computer Reboots Needed: → 4

(1.1) Download INtime Runtime Installer

This is the real-time operating system (“RTOS”) required to run RMP EtherCAT

- Download INtime. (Contact RSI for latest link at [email protected])

- Open (double click) the downloaded file.

- Run the file.

- Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

- Click Yes to reboot device/computer.

- Once computer is rebooted, click Yes to continue installing INtime.

- Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your computer.

(1.2) Complete INtime for Windows Runtime Setup

- Click Next.

- Accept the licence agreement and then click Next.

- Click Next.

- Click Next. (We recommend not to change the destination folder)

- Select “Complete INtime for Windows Runtime installation” and click Next.

- Enter your Full Name and Organization for User information and click Skip to go to the next section.

- The installer is now ready to install the application. Click Next.

- If you are prompted with a Windows Security pop-up, click Install.

- Click Finish.

- Click Yes to reboot device/computer.

(1.3) Activate the INtime License

- Open “(C:) > Program Files1 (x86) > INtime > bin > inconfig.exe”

or open on Start Menu under INtime, and as a yellow tray icon.

- The INtime Configuration Panel will open. Double click to open the License Manager.

- The "LicMan" dialog will appear asking if you want to activate over the internet. Click NO.

- The License Management dialog will appear. There are two ways to add a license:

  • From USB Hardware Key:

    1. i. Locate the USB Hardware key and insert it into an available USB port (RSI Industrial PC comes with USB dongle pre-installed)

    2. Included in the USB hardware key package, there should be a card with a 30 digit license code (License code for this USB Key:).

    3. Click the “Enter String” button.

    4. Enter the 30 digit code (with or without dashes) into the box and click OK.

- Verify the License was successfully installed. It will show up in the Installed Licenses box. Click OK.

- A message should pop up saying that the INtime kernel Manager service must be restarted to use the new license. Click Yes.

3. Configure INtime Settings

(3.1) Configure INtime Node Management Settings

- Open “(C:) > Program Files (x86) > INtime > bin > inconfig.exe”

or open on Start Menu under INtime, and as a yellow tray icon.

Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

- The INtime Configuration Panel will open.

- Open (Double click) the Node Management icon.

  • The INtime Node Management window will appear.

  • Select NodeA in the project tree.

  • Under the Kernel Tab:

  1. Change “Start automatically” to Yes.

  2. Change the “Kernel memory (in MB)” to 512.

  3. Change the “Kernel Clock Rate (in us)” to 50.

  4. Click Save.

Failed to allocate memory 512 MB

Reboot device/computer to make sure these changes take effect.

(3.2) Advanced Memory Configuration (Skipped to NEXT if you have successfully allocated 512MB)

Select Legacy for systems with less than or equal to 4 GB of physical RAM installed Select Force high for systems with more than 4 GB of physical RAM installed.

Failed to allocate memory on Legacy

  • Check Force high address space (>4GB) instead.

(3.3) Passing Your "NIC" Control to INtime

  • Open “(C:) > Program Files (x86) > INtime > bin > inconfig.exe”

or open on Start Menu under INtime, and as a yellow tray icon.

Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

The INtime Configuration Panel will open.

  • Open (Double click) the INtime Device Manager icon.

  • In the Left project tree menu panel, click on Network adapters.

  • You can observe that the network adapters are under Windows devices. Therefore, being controlled by Windows.

  • Right click the NIC and click Pass to INtime using MSI.

  • Click the top left red exclamation mark to save configuration.

  • Once saved you should see the selected NIC under “INtime devices”.

Reboot computer to make sure these changes take effect.

4. Start the INtime Kernel From the Tray Icon

  • On Windows Bottom Right Menu, click on the INtime icon under INtime (The yellow tray icon).

  • Click Start NodeA if the icon is NOT red.

If everything was successful you should see a RED INtime logo in you system tray.

Please continue to the next step: 3. Install RMP (Rapid Code API)