Beacon EmbeddedWorks and Crank Software partner to deliver advanced hardware and streamlined GUI development for embedded systems

EDEN PRARIE, March 4, 2021 – Beacon EmbeddedWorks now partners with Crank Software to streamline high-performance GUI development for embedded systems. Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ newest lines of advanced embedded systems now supports the rapid design and development technology of Crank Storyboard. This partnership makes it easier than ever for OEMs to realize exceptional devices with seamless integration between reliable hardware and industry-proven GUI development tools.

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With System on Modules (SOMs) based on processors from trusted suppliers including NXP, Renesas, TI, and Xilinx, 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. As dependable, pre-certified, and feature dense solutions, Beacon EmbeddedWorks SOMs serve the most strenuous applications. 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.