The applications and hardware drivers available in RT-CON facilitate the control experiments for the following laboratory plants: digital servo, inverted pendulum model, helicopter model, magnetic levitation system and time-delayed process trainer. The RT-CON software was designed for educational equipment offered by the Feedback Instruments Ltd. but it can be used in any laboratory application. RT-CON creates a complete environment for teaching advanced aspects of control. It is suitable for controlling models of industrial processes, multi-DOF robots, and mechatronic systems. It is also a perfect tool for research laboratories involved in designing and implementing real-time data acquisition or control experiments.