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CTI Corporate History

Commercial Timesharing Inc. (CTI) provides innovative software and electrical engineering services worldwide. Founded in 1978, CTI has grown to 20+ engineers; part of a total enterprise of more than 100. CTI is a resource for large industries. We collaborate with our clients to define needs, and then we design, develop, and deploy projects all over the world to meet those needs. We also provide and support a specific line of tire testing and operation management products for the tire and rubber industry.

CTI (Commercial Timesharing Inc.) initially offered software and computing services in 1978, when the expense of a computer system was driven by high hardware costs. By developing custom software implemented on time-shared minicomputers, CTI enabled multiple companies to take advantage of the latest technology in a cost effective way. As the cost of computers dropped, CTI moved with the market to provide software solutions and engineering services to a variety of manufacturers from tire, automotive, steel and other specialized industries.

We have always been forward-thinking—anticipating, designing, and implementing solutions whenever we identify new technology that will benefit our customers. Here are some notable examples:

• Adopted UNIX/LINUX to create real-time, robust, virus-resistant applications
• Created a diskless, industrialized, PC computer that enabled our customers to set up workstations where they needed them -- on the factory floor
• Developed a transaction processing system to insure chronological delivery of production data in the event of network disruptions
• Designed PLCIO, our tool of choice for application communication to a variety of PLCs

In the early 1990's CTI was contracted to build control technology for tire uniformity machines (TUO). CTI licensed this and other technology, refined it, and now offers its TTOC TUO controller and the laser-based Tire Sidewall Inspection System (TSIS) to the tire industry to improve cycle time, increase testing accuracy, and reduce down time.

Innovation continued with the development of web-based applications to manage these systems—applications that allow CTI and our customers to monitor, configure and support our control systems real-time, from anywhere in the world.

Today we’ve expanded our offerings to include advanced analytics and Business Intelligence, and we’re excited about extending the proven benefits enjoyed by the retail and financial community to our industrial customers for operations management Of course, adoption of BI strategies can result in the need to store and manage vast amounts of data. To mitigate that cost and assist our BI clients we’ve added data hosting as a service. The name Commercial Timesharing Inc. still applies.