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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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