Storyboard Suite Automotive HMI demos at Car HMI USA 2016

Crank Software at Car HMI April 25-26

Over the next few months we will be attending several shows to showcase the latest features and functionality in Storyboard Suite 4.2, as well as a number of innovative, multi-market demos we’ve built that highlight the range of application GUIs that can be designed and developed with Storyboard.

First up is automotive with Car HMI USA 2016 next week in Detroit, April 25-26. If you plan to be at the show visit us to check out some automotive HMI demos we’ve built with Storyboard Suite. You’ll be able to touch and interact with the demos and chat with one of our UI designers about his experience using Storyboard Suite to bring his designs to life.

For examples of HMI applications designed with Storyboard Suite, check out the QNX Bentley Concept Car, the Mississippi State University EcoCAR, and demos we brought to CES 2016 earlier this year, including a digital instrument cluster that was part of the QNX Software Systems interactive command center, which showcased vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology.

If you aren’t going to the show, you can always download the 30-day trial and try your hand at making awesome automotive HMIs.

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HMI Design with Storyboard Suite for Renesas RZ/G Series MPUs

Storyboard Suite HMI on the Renesas RZ/G1MWe create a lot of demo applications to show the scalability of embedded GUIs designed and developed with Storyboard Suite.

In previous posts, we’ve shared Storyboard HMI demos on Renesas RZ family processors, such as the RZ/A1. Today’s demo showcases Storyboard on an RZ/G1M.

The Renesas RZ/G series of processors features high performance for rich animations and enhanced UIs that include 3D graphics and HD video. This digital instrument cluster demo built in Storyboard Suite takes advantage of these advanced UI capabilities.

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Webinar Series: Storyboard Suite for Embedded GUI Development

We’ve always worked hard to deliver videos that showcase Storyboard Suite features, teach tips & tricks, and provide a more in-depth look at technical functionality. Video gives us an opportunity to visually showcase Storyboard, rather than just talk about it. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million? My math might be a bit off, so don’t quote me on that.

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Videos are useful because they are short, concise, and don’t require much time to consume, but because of this they can only begin to scratch the surface when it comes to showcasing the depth and breadth of functionality. To increase visibility into Storyboard Suite features, we’ve started running webinars that dive deeper and focus on different topics, capabilities and target audiences. For example, our recent webinar (now available on-demand) was geared toward designers responsible for the look and feel of the GUIs for embedded applications. We wanted to demonstrate Storyboard Suite from the perspective of the designer, so our presenter was our UI designer, Fancy Dan, who uses Storyboard daily to create embedded GUIs.

3 Reasons to check out our Storyboard Webinars

  1. You haven’t used Storyboard yet. What? We can fix this. Go ahead and download the 30-day trial, but while you are waiting for your evaluation license, check out our first webinar which provided an overview of what Storyboard is, who it’s for, and why it’s easy to use for GUI development. This is one of the easiest ways to learn about using Storyboard to create GUIs for embedded applications.
  2. You like getting a sneak preview of upcoming features. We aren’t secretive and we are proud to preview capabilities before a release. A lot of the functionality and features that go into each version happen because we value feedback from our customers. Webinars give us an opportunity to test drive these features before development wraps up. For example, our Storyboard Suite 4.2 sneak peek webinar provided a preview of upcoming features a couple of months before the official release. Customers were excited to see what was coming down the pipe.
  3. You learn from demos, not slides. Demos say a lot about a product, especially when performed in real-time and unedited. We know you’ll learn more about what you can do with Storyboard if you see it in use. We’ll probably throw in a couple of slides for entertainment value. In a recent designer-focused webinar, our UI designer walked through his process and workflow for working in Photoshop and Storyboard to create the visual design of an embedded application, including screen transitions, animations, and design iteration.

All of our webinars are presented live, but also recorded for on-demand viewing if you miss out.

If you haven’t tried Storyboard yet and some of the features in our webinars spark an interest, we provide a full-featured 30-day evaluation for you to try out Storyboard first hand.

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Crank Software at Embedded World 2016 – GUI Demos from the Booth

Hello from Nuremberg, Germany!

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Some of the Crank Software team getting ready for day 1. What a friendly looking bunch!

Day 1 at Embedded World 2016 brought a lot of attendees to the Crank Software booth to check out some of the demos below and to chat with us about their projects. I think that a common theme that came up in conversations today was how scalable Storyboard Suite is, and the breadth of processors and operating systems that we support.

As proof of this wide range, check out the photos and video of demos from our booth (Hall 4/4-547).

***Updated with Video of Movie Theatre Kiosk***

Storyboard Medical Demo on TQ

Medical demo running on the TQa6x i.MX6, on Linux and with OpenGL ES rendering

Crank Storyboard Suite cluster demo running on Boundary iMX6

Storyboard Suite Digital Instrument Cluster on the BD-SL-i.MX6 board, running Green Hills INTEGRITY OS.

Storyboard Suite dual display running on Texas Instrument's Jacinto 6 on QNX

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Storyboard Suite dual display running on Texas Instrument's Jacinto 6 on QNX

Storyboard Suite dual display running on Texas Instrument’s Jacinto 6 on QNX (Image 2 of 2)

Movie Theatre Kiosk demo built with Storyboard Suite and running on the NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus

Movie Theatre Kiosk demo built with Storyboard Suite and running on the NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus on Linux with OpenGL ES rendering

Storyboard Suite home automation demo on the Atmel SAM A5D4X on Linux with Monotype font rendering

Storyboard Suite home automation demo on the Atmel SAM A5D4X on Linux with Monotype font rendering

Storyboard Suite white goods and home automation demos on STM32 series hardware running RealRTOS

Storyboard Suite white goods and home automation demos on STM32 series hardware running FreeRTOS

Storyboard Suite home automation demo on the Renesas RZ/A1 on Linux

Storyboard Suite home automation demo on the Renesas RZ/A1 on Linux

Smart home demo designed with Storyboard Suite on the NXP i.MX 6SoloX

Home automation demo designed with Storyboard Suite on the NXP i.MX 6SoloX

Storyboard Suite white goods (washing machine) demo on the i.MX 6UltraLite

Storyboard Suite white goods (washing machine) demo on the i.MX 6UltraLite

If seeing these demos makes you want to try out Storyboard Suite, download a 30-day free evaluation and start designing today.

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Experience the Evolution of Embedded GUI Design at Embedded World 2016

Storyboard Suite GUI Design at Embedded World 2016

From February 23-25 the best in innovative embedded technology will be unleashed at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. This not-to-be-missed event will attract over 900 exhibitors from 42 countries. Crank Software will be there, and we are bringing a team of passionate embedded GUI design professionals with us to showcase the latest features and capabilities in Crank Storyboard Suite, our design and development platform for building stunning GUIs for embedded systems. If you are among the 25,000 visitors expected at Embedded World 2016, stop by Hall 4/4-547 to check out our latest embedded GUI demos and ask us to show you what’s new in Storyboard Suite for graphic artists, 3D designers, and embedded systems developers.

See Storyboard Suite GUI demos on a wide range of hardware

Our booth will be brimming with multi-market Storyboard Suite demos on a number of operating systems, including Green Hills Software, QNX Software Systems, Linux, FreeRTOS; running on a variety of platforms, including:

Our embedded GUI demos this year cover a wide range of markets, including automotive, home automation, white goods, medical, and kiosk solutions. All demos have been designed and developed in Storyboard Suite, using the latest features from our upcoming 4.2 release.

While you’re making the rounds at the exhibit, check out some of our partners showcasing beautiful demos built with Storyboard Suite technology, including Green Hills Software (Hall 4/4-325), Atmel (Hall 4A/4A-238), NXP (Hall 4A/4A-220), and others.

We will be live-blogging from the event, and sharing photos and videos of Storyboard Suite from the exhibition floor.

Check out the soon-to-be released Storyboard Suite 4.2

Our Storyboard Suite 4.2 release is right around the corner, and we are excited to show off the features and capabilities we’ve added for embedded GUI design teams. Stop by the booth ask to see live demos.

If you want to get together with us at embedded world, please contact us to set up a meeting. Alternatively, come by our booth and chat with us. The Crank team are stereotypical friendly Canadians!

To learn more about what to expect in the Storyboard Suite 4.2 release, check out our recent webinar, now available on-demand.

As always, we provide a full-featured 30-day evaluation for you to try out Storyboard Suite first hand.

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