Real Time's ARTIC-1 Dynamometer Control System is comprised of two principal components, the I/O Buffer Box and the ARTIC-1 Computer. The front of the I/O Buffer Box has push-buttons and status LED's.

The rear of the I/O Buffer Box has connections for cables to the dynamometer, power converter, and various signals required by the customer.

The ARTIC-1 Computer can be placed on a desktop or installed in a rack. The ARTIC-1 can be operated locally using its own keyboard and monitor, or can be operated remotely from the customer's host computer.

The software on the ARTIC-1 is menu-driven and is very easy to learn.