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KINGSTAR Soft Motion
KINGSTAR Machine Vision



The KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform is an open and standards-based, integrated platform that enables motion and vision control engineers to design, develop, and integrate motion and vision control applications with KINGSTAR's Soft Motion library and software PLC. It is built on the foundation of EtherCAT and a real-time 64-bit Windows operating system, and is a complete platform for functional integration.

KINGSTAR's customer-centered philosophy combined with three decades of embedded software innovation and proven value of its RTX hard real-time software have enabled the company to build a global customer base of market-leading OEMs and end users in Industrial Automation, Medical Systems, Digital Media, Test & Measurement, Military & Aerospace, and other industries.

KINGSTAR is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and has offices in Nice, France and Munich, Germany. The company is a Microsoft Partner and gained Microsoft's recognition as a leading partner in both North America and EMEA in 2009 - 2012.

Products and Services

KINGSTAR Soft Motion - KINGSTAR Soft Motion is an open and standards-based, software-only solution that streamlines motor control and automation. Soft Motion runs directly on the PC, uses the NIC card for I/O, and uses the powerful EtherCAT protocol to free you from the shackles of proprietary and costly hardware. With Soft Motion, motion control engineers can design, develop and integrate PC-based machine controllers in a “plug-and-play” environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion and vision control.
KINGSTAR EtherCAT - KINGSTAR EtherCAT exposes the real-time interface that allows motion or vision control engineers to integrate their own motion control algorithms or software with an EtherCAT network. Auto-configure any EtherCAT servo or I/O device for plug-and-play compatibility. EtherCAT provides highly customizable motor and vision control with precision performance, at an affordable price.
KINGSTAR PLC - KINGSTAR partner ISaGRAF delivers application management and deployment at a fraction of the cost. From simple machine sequencing to complex process control, a quality industrial programmable logic controller that enables complete and consolidated control of assembly lines and machinery on the shop floor as well as many other types of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment.
KINGSTAR Machine Vision - The KINGSTAR platform uses Matrox to deliver precision vision control. Build interactive applications and functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display, and archiving on GigE Vision®, USB3 Vision™ and other camera devices with machine vision from KINGSTAR and Matrox. Through our unique partnership, KINGSTAR customers can incorporate machine vision software easily and cost effectively.
KINGSTAR RTX64 - The foundation of the KINGSTAR platform, IntervalZero’s RTX64 software replaces FPGAs and DSPs by transforming Windows into a real-time OS (RTOS), reducing development costs and significantly improving the quality of embedded systems. Extend the Windows OS capabilities without altering or modifying Windows to deliver determinism and real-time performance. IntervalZero’s RTX64 enables real-time application processing without relying on virtualization approaches, which introduce latency when accessing hardware or complicated inter-process communications schemes.