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Crank Software gears up for big 2021 as Kanata firm lands deal with California automaker

December 15, 2020

A Kanata firm that designs graphical user interfaces for internet-connected devices such as wearables and appliances is making a splash in the automotive space after its technology was chosen for a groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle.

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Crank Software teamed with Ventec Life Systems to rapidly improve interface control designs to the VOCSN critical care ventilator that it made with General Motors to fill critical COVID-19 needs.

October 13, 2020

A5-in-1 portable device, Ventec Life Systems’ VOCSN ventilator can perform five therapies for patients who have lost lung function – ventilator, portable oxygen concentrator, cough stimulator, suction, and nebulizer. As a portable critical care ventilator, VOCSN is ideal for COVID-19 treatment, and as a result the company received a large federal contract in April 2020 to make 30,000 units with manufacturing partner General Motors.

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Ten million parts went into the 30,000 ventilators that General Motors [GM -0.7%], in partnership with Ventec Life Systems, delivered to the national stockpile earlier this year. Thousands of employees at 90 companies helped make the parts.

October 13, 2020

From the moment in mid-March that GM and Ventec first discussed their alliance to ramp up production of Ventec's VOCSN critical care ventilators, the project moved quickly, as the severity of the coronavirus – and of equipment shortages – became more apparent with each passing day. Right away, the joint venture hit a hurdle: factories in India that manufactured crucial VOCSN parts were shut down because of the pandemic.

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Crank Software recently helped Ventec Life Systems make design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator

August 28, 2020

In an effort to increase production of respiratory care products in the fight against COVID-19, Crank Software teamed with Ventec LifeSystems to enable rapid design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator. Crank Software’s Storyboard embedded graphical user interface (GUI) development platform made it easy for Ventec to add additional functionality to the ventilator’s touchscreen and support a partnership with General Motors to deliver 30,000 critical care ventilators to the U.S. National Stockpile.

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Crank Software recently helped Ventec Life Systems make design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator

August 7, 2020

Employing Crank Software’s Storyboard embedded graphical user interface (GUI) development platform, Ventec added additional functionality to the ventilator’s touchscreen. The project supported a partnership with General Motors to deliver 30,000 critical care ventilators to the U.S. National Stockpile. Ventec has been a Crank customer since 2013, using its Storyboard GUI design platform for its advanced respiratory systems.

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Crank Software Teams with Aptera Motors to Drive Embedded UX for the World’s Most Efficient Vehicle

December 15, 2020

Crank Software announces its partnership with Aptera Motors to develop and launch the central infotainment display for the world’s first solar electric vehicle (sEV) that requires no charging for most daily use.

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Crank Software Helps Fight COVID-19 by Enabling Ventec Life Systems to Increase Ventilator Production.

August 4, 2020

Rapid GUI development capabilities of Storyboard make addition of new functions to VOCSN critical care ventilators possible in under 30 days. In an effort to increase production of respiratory care products in the war against COVID-19, Crank Software teamed with Ventec Life Systems to enable rapid design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator.

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Crank adds powerful new features to Storyboard to maximize UI performance across geographically dispersed teams

March 12, 2020

Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development solutions and winner of Best Software at Embedded World 2020, today announced their latest Storyboard release. Built to help product development teams test their project at a much earlier stage in the development cycle and across large geographical distances, user experience (UX) driven products are able to get to market faster with improved touchscreen experiences.

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Crank Software launches μC3 OS support, debuts HMI software platform in Japan

March 3, 2020

With support for the μC3 RTOS within Storyboard, embedded teams in Asia can now create rich graphics for their touch screen displays.

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Crank Software Wins Prestigious Embedded Award for UI Development Software

February 25, 2020

With its hybrid rendering functionality, Crank Software is recognized as most innovative software technology at Embedded World.

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