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    March 12, 2020

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

    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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    March 10, 2020

    Unleashing a world of smart possibilities with iWave, Crank Software & the NXP i.MX8 series

    Crank Software and iWave Systems have partnered up to support rich graphics on the powerful NXP i.MX 8 series system on modules and SBC boards. 
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    March 3, 2020

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

    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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    February 25, 2020

    Crank Software Wins Prestigious Embedded Award for UI Development Software

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

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    February 19, 2020

    Crank Software’s UI Development Software Shortlisted for Embedded Award 2020

    Storyboard hybrid rendering functionality places Crank Software into group of three finalists recognized for innovative software at Embedded World.

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    January 30, 2020

    Crank Software and NXP Make it Easier to Build Exceptional UIs for Embedded Devices with Latest MCUXpresso SDK Release

    Delivering on the promise to make the development of embedded graphical user interfaces (GUI) easier for customers, Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development software (Storyboard), has collaborated with NXP® Semiconductors to offer quick convenient access to reference example applications, such as Crank Storyboard, via their latest release of the MCUXpresso software development kit (SDK).

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    November 22, 2019

    Embedded UI software company Crank Software named 2019 Company of the Year

    Crank Software, the embedded UI design and development partner of global Fortune 500 companies, was awarded the 2019 Kanata North Company of the Year at the Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs). The BOBs recognize the most accomplished and innovative companies and business leaders who are driving economic growth and success in Canada’s capital region.
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    October 24, 2019

    Crank releases Storyboard 6.1 update focused on internationalization of embedded GUIs.

    Crank Software is pleased to announce their commitment to helping organizations deliver a brilliant touch screen experience to their global customers with the release of its latest version of Storyboard. Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development software, created Storyboard to enable R&D teams to more quickly and collaboratively develop rich and dynamic graphical displays while optimizing hardware performance.

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    June 6, 2019

    Crank Software releases Storyboard 6.0 to help deliver impressive customer experiences on smaller embedded devices

    Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) software and solutions, today released Storyboard 6.0, the latest version of its industry-leading embedded UI design and development software. Storyboard 6.0 further supports the company's commitment to making it easier and faster to create best-in-class user interfaces across the broadest range of target devices, from resource-constrained MCUs to high-powered MPUs.

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    May 23, 2019

    The making of a rebrand: the evolution of Crank Software

    If you visited our website over the past month, you might have noticed that we look a bit different. Actually, we look a lot different. Like, burn the internet down and start over different. We overhauled our website from top to bottom, from both a content and an aesthetic perspective.

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    Feb 26, 2018

    Crank Software Delivers a Design-centric Approach to Embedded UI Development with Storyboard 5.2

    Crank Software today introduced Storyboard 5.2, the latest release of its cross-platform UI development framework that enables organizations to create and refine the beautiful, high-performance user interfaces that consumers expect, in a fraction of the time required by traditional embedded development methodologies.

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    March 14, 2017

    Crank Software Advances Embedded UI Design and Development with Storyboard 5.0 at Embedded World

    Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced the latest release of its turnkey UI development software, Storyboard Suite. 

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    February 20, 2015

    Crank Software Enhances the Level of Collaboration at Embedded World 2015

    Supporting iterative and collaborative design, Storyboard Suite gives development teams a flexible platform and toolkit to allow them to share workload and design tasks, while maintaining a tight focus on a cohesive and beautifully integrated end product.

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    November 4, 2014

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Joins Crank Software

    The new Fujitsu IdeaBoxx is a fully self-contained, graphics-centric SDK that delivers everything a user needs to create a complete graphical sub-system in minutes.

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    October 1, 2014

    Renesas and Crank Software Streamline HMI Application Development

    Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is collaborating with Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, to improve UI development and streamline workflow for feature-rich human-machine interface (HMI) applications with Linux Crank Storyboard™ Suite support for the Renesas RZ/A microprocessor.

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    April 1, 2014

    Green Hills Software and Crank Software Announce System-Critical Platform for Graphics-Rich Embedded Devices

    Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things, and Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced an innovative 3D graphical user interface design and deployment workflow for embedded applications with system-critical functionality.

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    November 20, 2013

    Crank Software Inc. Releases Storyboard Suite 3.2

    With Storyboard Suite, teams now can save time and costs by having designers and engineers work side-by-side in an integrated, collaborative process to ultimately create a better UI.

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    January 8, 2013

    Storyboard Suite 3.0 Speeds Time to Market

    Storyboard Suite 3.0 features include iOS support, animation timeline editor, OpenGL ES custom shader support, language translation manager, non-MMU device support and new image optimization tools.

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    October 23, 2013

    Crank Software Introduces Storyboard Browser

    To get a UI development tool and a WebKit-based application that renders HTML5 content, product teams traditionally must piece together a multiple-vendor solution, but with Crank Software, teams can simply use the proven Storyboard Suite with the Storyboard Browser extension for a single-vendor, seamless solution to creating the best UI possible.

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    October 2, 2013

    Crank Software WebKit Chosen to Power Nintendo Web Framework

    With Crank Software's WebKit, web developers, in addition to traditional developers, can now use the Nintendo Web Framework to develop their newest games and applications on the Wii U system with the best technologies possible – including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. 

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    October 19, 2011

    Storyboard Suite 1.3 Provides OpenGL ES 2.0 Support

    With the addition of OpenGL ES 2.0 customers will be able to take advantage of accelerated graphics without having to write OpenGL specific code.

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    May 12, 2011

    Embedded Tools and Crank Software Come Together

    Embedded real-time systems expert, Embedded Tools, and Crank Software Inc., an innovator in embedded graphical user interface (GUI) solutions, announced today that they have signed a software distribution agreement.

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    April 11, 2011

    MPC Data and Crank Software Join Forces

    Embedded systems integration specialist MPC Data Ltd. and Crank™ Software Inc. , an innovator in embedded graphical user interface (GUI) solutions , announced today that they have signed a software distribution agreement.

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    February 7, 2011

    Storyboard Suite 1.2 Enables Collaborative UI Development

    UI design is increasingly a key differentiator among products across the embedded market-from consumer electronics to automotive to industrial automation and more. Traditionally, stakeholders within the R&D team worked serially within their own development environments-thus losing competitive advantage in the market.

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    May 27, 2010

    Crank Storyboard Suite 1.1 Now Available

     Compared to older, traditional electronic design automation tools, Storyboard enables R&D teams to more quickly and more collaboratively develop rich and dynamic graphical displays while optimizing hardware performance.

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    November 10, 2009

    Crank Software Announces Availability of Storyboard

    Crank Software offers a new, streamlined approach to how R&D teams develop UIs for embedded systems. The Crank Storyboard Suite enables UI designers with no programming experience to drag-and-drop their UI designs and do this in parallel with, yet independently from, the engineers who are coding.

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