that move your data

Do you want easy-to-use solutions where the hardest part is opening the box? How about customer support that’s second to none? We offer all of that as well as a fun customer experience! Since 1989, Real Time Automation has been creating simple products that move your data where you want it, when you want it and how you want it.

Simple Solutions

Our goal is to make great products that work. That’s why our gateways (sometimes called switches or bridges) are delivered ready for service with only the features and protocols you need for your application. RTA gateways are easy to use, require little to no maintenance and are backed with an industry-leading five-year warranty. Plus, all the configurations are browser-based, so there’s no software and therefore no software licenses to buy. With nearly 4,000 gateway configurations, chances are we have the device solution you’re looking for.

Find Your Gateway via the Product Selector

The easiest way to find the perfect gateway for your communication project is to use our Product Selector located at the top of every page (but duplicated here for your convenience).

Find Your Gateway via Protocol

Click the protocol below to view of all of our gateway solutions.

Hardware Options

Get the hardware options you need for your industrial environment – certifications and configurable port connections to meet your project requirements.


  • 2 DB9 Serial Ports – Modes Available: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • Certifications: UL, C/UL, CE, FCC, RoHS

  • 2 Serial Ports: 1 5-Pin Terminal Block, 1 DB9 – Modes Available: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, CAN
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • Certifications: UL, C/UL, CE, FCC, RoHS, Div1Class2

  • 2 5-Pin Terminal Block Serial Ports – Modes Available: RS-232, RS-485
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • Certifications: UL, C/UL, CE, RoHS

  • 2 USB ports
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • Certifications: CE, RoHS

  • 1 7-Pin Terminal Block Serial Port – Modes Available: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422
  • 2 Ethernet Ports
  • Certifications: UL, C/UL, RoHS, Div1Class2

  • 1 7-Pin Terminal Block Serial Port – Modes Available: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422
  • 2 Ethernet Ports
  • Certifications: UL, C/UL, RoHS, Div1Class2
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n at 2.4GHz with AES Encryption 128-bit available



When you call, a live person answers the phone. Our sales team gives you honest answers. Support is from an engineer, who had a hand in the product’s development, and doesn’t require a ticket or 24-hour wait.


Orders ship same day if placed before 2 p.m. CST. No need to worry about stock or long lead times. Get your gateway when you need it to avoid down time and keep your projects moving.


We’re proud to be able to say that all our industrial protocol gateways come from right here in the good ol’ US of A. They are built here, configured here and shipped from the great state of Wisconsin.


You won’t have to blame the dog for eating your gateway. We don’t care if you confuse the AC with DC power or if you run the unit over with a forklift. If you break it, we will fix it or replace it at no cost for five years.

What Our Customers Are Saying

I tried for several months to find someone who knew the older Allen-Bradley RB modules…. After almost a year of searching for help, RTA fixed our problem in a few short weeks.

John M.

You guys have developed a great line of products. Easy to configure, easy to use. And if I’m in doubt, you are always there to answer quickly.

Gilles R.

All of us here are very big fans of RTA. It’s fantastic that we can count on a great product that works and comes with the best support.

Kevin K.

I have been using RTA modules for the last four years and I have been extremely happy with their products and support. I really feel that this is one of the best gateway devices in the industrial realm.

Trevor T.

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