KINGSTAR 4.5: The Future of Machine Automation is Here

KINGSTAR 4.5: The Future of Machine Automation is Here

WALTHAM, MA – IntervalZero is thrilled to announce the release of KINGSTAR 4.5, the latest version of our all-software, complete “plug-and-play” PC-based Machine Automation platform for IoT and Industry 4.0.

„At IntervalZero, our strategic commitment has always been to provide a comprehensive, software-only platform that is designed for building and integrating Industrial Control Systems. The release of KINGSTAR 4.5 marks a significant milestone in expanding the capabilities of our platform. This advancement underscores our dedication to innovation and the continuous enhancement of our offerings,“ said Jeff Hibbard, CEO of IntervalZero.

KINGSTAR continues revolutionizing the industrial machine sector with key pre-tested and pre-integrated components, including software-based motion control, machine vision, programmable logic controller (PLC), and the industry’s only plug-and-play EtherCAT master. This unique feature auto-discovers any vendor’s EtherCAT drive, IO, or device and auto-configures the EtherCAT environment at startup.

Built on the EtherCAT standard and supported by RTX64, a real-time operating system (RTOS) extension to Microsoft Windows from IntervalZero, KINGSTAR empowers engineers to design, develop, and integrate machine control applications or a system of controllers on a single Industrial PC. The KINGSTAR platform can replace all hardware with software-only motion controllers and machine vision positioning systems quickly and cost-effectively.

„Having had the opportunity to preview KINGSTAR 4.5, I can confidently say that it is a robust and incredibly stable release. It not only safeguards our existing engineering investment but also protects our future because new components such as our PlasmaCAT CNC plugin are easily added to the platform to address custom, emerging standard or industry innovation requirements. As machine builders, frequent changes in releases can lead to support challenges. Hence, a stable release like KINGSTAR 4.5 is invaluable as it minimizes the need for constant adaptations,“ said Brian Barker, CEO, Newfangled Solutions, developer of Mach4 CNC software.

For more information about KINGSTAR 4.5, please visit our website

About IntervalZero

IntervalZero is consistently at the forefront of embedded software design and leads the market in deterministic, hard real-time software that empowers its customers to build best-in-class Industrial Control Systems.


KINGSTAR, a division of IntervalZero, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and has offices in Nice, France; Munich, Germany; Puna, India; and Taipei City, Taiwan. The company is a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group, PLCopen, OPC Foundation, Can in Automation (CiA), Mechatrolink Association, Intel Embedded Alliance, and Microsoft Embedded Partner. IntervalZero’s customer-centered philosophy combined with more than three decades of embedded software innovation and the proven value of its RTX/TX64 hard real-time software has 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.


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