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Acquisition of Concurrent Real-Time Completed

July 12, 2021

Egham, UK, 12 July 2021 Spectris plc, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Concurrent Real-Time, Inc., a global provider of high-performance, real-time computational hardware and software solutions, having received all regulatory approvals.

From today, Concurrent Real-Time becomes part of HBK – Hottinger Brüel & Kjær, marking the completion of the transaction in line with its strategy to enhance and grow its market-leading simulator platform businesses and fully integrate hardware-in-the-loop (‘HiL’) technology.

Joe Vorih, CEO of HBK, says “Our strategy remains clear – to become the preferred partner to our customers as they look to accelerate product development and optimize sensing to improve their products. Both virtual testing and physical testing are critical to the acceleration of product development, and the acquisition of Concurrent-RT and establishing our Virtual Test Division significantly strengthens our technology solution and customer offering on this journey.”

Concurrent Real-Time, together with VI-grade and Imtec Engineering, will constitute the “Virtual Test Division” within HBK. The Division will focus on providing complete solutions to virtually test products throughout the entire development cycle, helping companies accelerate innovation, reduce time-to-market, and improve their competitive advantage. The synergy of these businesses will build on their market-leading positions in simulation software, simulators and hard-real-time computing solutions, broadening the product portfolio while improving delivery capability and reach in the high-growth R&D markets within automotive, and aerospace and defense.

About HBK

For many decades, HBM Test & Measurement and Brüel & Kjær have been trusted across multiple industries to deliver highly accurate technologies and expertise in test and measurement and sound and vibration. In 2019 the two companies joined forces as HBK – Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær to form the world’s foremost provider of integrated test, measurement, control, and simulation solutions.

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About Concurrent Real-Time

Concurrent Real-Time is a leading provider of high-performance real-time computer systems, solutions and software for commercial and government markets worldwide. The Company’s RedHawk Linux solutions deliver hard real-time performance for the most sophisticated X-in-the-Loop simulation, high-speed data acquisition, process control and low-latency transaction processing applications.

Through support of NVIDIA® Jetson™ platforms, RedHawk Linux is also ideally suited for complex real-time CUDA® applications. With over 50 years of experience in real-time solutions, Concurrent Real-Time is headquartered in Pompano Beach, FL, and provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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About VI-grade

VI-grade is a leading provider of real-time simulation and professional driving simulator solutions that accelerate product development across the transportation industry. The company’s driving simulators range from static deskside solutions to full-scale driver-in-the-loop dynamic simulators, allowing OEMs, suppliers, research centers, motorsport teams and universities to reduce physical prototypes and accelerate innovation.

With a worldwide network of trusted partners, VI-grade delivers turnkey simulator solutions including proprietary software, hardware, services, and an open framework for customization.

With over 30 years’ experience in simulation and with a worldwide network of trusted partners, VI-grade delivers turnkey simulator solutions including proprietary software, hardware, services, and an open framework for customization. VI-grade is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany with technology centers in Italy, UK, Japan, China, and the USA.

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About Imtec Engineering

Established in 2003, IMTEC engineering provides innovative automation technology to transportation OEMs and manufacturing companies that reduces time-to-market for new products, while lowering risk and cost.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, IMTEC Engineering has multi-year experience in the development and realization of custom mechatronic solutions and specializes in motion systems, simulator constructions, simulator cabins, special mechanical engineering and test rigs.

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Stefan Black – Integration Manager

Hottinger Brüel & Kjær
Skodsborgvej 307
2850 Naerum, Denmark

Phone: +45-7741-2173
Mobile: +45-4292-6117

Gabriele Ferrarotti – Marketing Director

VI-grade Srl
Corso Ferrucci 112
10138 Torino, Italy

Phone: +30-011-19781926
Mobile: +39-349-5458021

Lisa Thornhill – Marketing Communications Manager

Concurrent Real-Time
800 NW 33rd Street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33064

Phone: 1-954-973-5112