Real-time operating system
Abbreviated as RTOS, a real-time operating system or embedded operating system is a computer operating system designed to handle events as they occur. Real-time operating systems are commonly found and used in robotics, cameras, complex multimedia animation systems, and communications. RTOS is frequently used in military and government systems.
Many operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, have embedded versions. Other examples include Chimera, Lynx, MTOS, QNX, RTMX, RTX, and VxWorks.