Beacon EmbeddedWorks and Crank Software Announce New Advanced Hardware and Streamlined GUI

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 06, 2021


Beacon EmbeddedWorks, now partners with Crank Software, to streamline high-performance GUI development for embedded systems.

Beacon EmbeddedWorks' newest line of advanced embedded systems now supports the rapid design and development technology of Crank Storyboard.

With System on Modules (SOMs) based on processors from trusted suppliers, Beacon EmbeddedWorks acts as a comprehensive embedded module provider. Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs deliver a full range of connectivity and multimedia capabilities backed by complete in-house hardware and software support.

Crank Software's Storyboard embedded GUI framework can be used to develop sophisticated user experiences on Beacon EmbeddedWorks' latest SOMs including cutting-edge NXP i.MX 8M based SOMs.

Crank Storyboard offers both designers and developers a powerful development framework to create outstanding user experiences that consumers crave. Offering a collaborative workspace for connected multimedia interface development, Storyboard is perfectly suited for development with a Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOM. With integrated tools for rapid Sketch and Photoshop design updates, and built-in target testing and validation features, OEMs can accelerate their development cycle, saving time while reducing cost.

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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