An embedded picture is worth a thousand…huh?

May 20, 2010

I must admit, that as a philosophy major in a sea of engineers much of the technical detail about what we do at QNX gets lost on me. However one area who’s value is plain even for the likes of me to see is the impact of a well executed HMI on transforming user experience. The bar continues to rise on what constitutes great HMI design and with that both technologies, techniques for deployment and deployment process best practices are maturing at a rapid rate. Oh, and more than just a little artistic finesse is also helpful.

One such firm with a good mix of skills and know how that I’ve blogged about in the past is Teknision. We’ve been collaborating with Gabor Vida and the Teknision team now for more than a year on an exciting array of next generation embedded HMI’s and associated devices with medical, industrial, automotive and consumer application. And with an exciting year of customer launches ahead of us we thought it was time to take the veil off of some of the Teknision goodness that is enabling our customers to celebrate embedded HMI design success.

Please join QNX Software Systems and Teknision on May 27th for a webinar that examines some solid fundamentals behind good HMI design. We’ll explore how to connect the HMI to lower-level components in detail, showing how straightforward that can become with the right design in a complete soup-to-nuts implementation. Register here: http://www.techonline.com/learning/webinar/224700482


PPS for IA from QNX & TI: ETA May 18th

May 14, 2010

Please allow me to decipher this alphabet soup.

Persistent Publish and Subscribe. This is the messaging framework we’re deploying to aid in the design and deployment of embedded applications that must not only support a wide range of devices and software components, but also communicate with a sophisticated HMI such as the next generation of smart Industrial Automation controllers and management systems.

In our webinar on May 18th with Texas Instruments we’ll show how we have used a Flash-based HMI, but the advantages offered by the PPS messaging model could also apply to HMIs built with other technologies.

Join QNX Software Systems and Texas Instruments for a presentation of key technologies that are already enabling the implementation of smart devices into smart homes, buildings, and a host of industrial applications.

Learn how to make design decisions that can save development effort, time and costs, while delivering a smart industrial system conceived to easily integrate new technologies and devices. In the presentation we will review market trends and specifically, we will discuss system design, including silicon selection, the Persistent Publish/Subscribe messaging paradigm, and the use of Adobe Flash Lite (Flash for embedded systems) for building diverse industrial systems. We will review the existing TI solution tailored for this market and the benefits of using the TI portfolio with the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

Register here:

http://www.qnx.com/news/web_seminars/embedded-industrial.html