openPR Logo
Press release

Developers Use Altia to Mock Up Product Simulations with Realistic Hardware Controls

06-12-2009 10:01 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Altia

New product development teams often need to create the illusion of a production-ready system before the product is even complete. Altia is proud to offer seamless integration to off-the-shelf, low-cost electronic hardware components that can be connected to a PC running an Altia simulation. These hardware components are available with different sensor options – like pressure, voltage/current, motion, and distance/range – that allow development teams to build physical prototypes of volume knobs, washing machine rotary controls, warning lights and more. By integrating an Altia Design model with these “plug and play” building blocks, users are able to create extremely high fidelity mock-ups for use in user studies and management reviews.

Developers begin by creating a graphical user interface (GUI) in Altia Design. This prototype can have the exact appearance and behavior of the final product – including graphics, sound, touch screen interactivity and logic. Pre-built Altia connection code can be used to integrate a test-ready Altia GUI with these electronic components and their respective USB-attached physical components. When a user interacts with a physical component connected to the electronic hardware, that event registers with the Altia prototype. Similarly, when an event is triggered with the Altia prototype, the electronic hardware receives that data and triggers the appropriate response from the connected physical component. These physical components can be anything from momentary buttons, dials, touch sensors, LEDs, switches or servo motors. With some extra plastics work, these prototypes can be indistinguishable from the final product.

Since these electronic hardware components are simple to program and use – no knowledge of hardware, microprocessors, USB, communication protocols, is needed – then development teams now have the ability to install them within a full or partial scale mock-up of a physical system. User studies and management reviews conducted with the combined Altia GUI and system’s physical components offers a reliable and accurate method for measurement and test. This combination of tools can be used successfully during development of applications ranging from automotive and medical to consumer electronics, fitness and white goods.

Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Since the company was founded in 1991, Altia has served customers in the automotive, medical, consumer electronics and white goods industries. Customers include Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Visteon, Motorola, Medtronic, Haemonetics, Siemens, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Bosch, Bose, Kodak, Panasonic and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For more information about Altia, visit www.altia.com or contact Altia’s corporate headquarters at +1 719-598-4299.

Altia, Inc.
7222 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 240
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Tel: +1 719-598-4299
Fax: +1 719-598-4392
info@altia.com
www.altia.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Developers Use Altia to Mock Up Product Simulations with Realistic Hardware Controls here

News-ID: 83833 • Views: 1016

More Releases from Altia

Altia Announces Graphical User Interface Development Support for Renesas RX600 M …
Altia announces support of a new series of Renesas targets – the Renesas RX600 microcontrollers. Already a proven production pairing for a variety of Renesas products – including the Dx4-H, DR4-3D and SH7268/9, Altia expands its DeepScreen code generator support to include this new low power, low cost chip. To watch a video of Altia’s new target for Renesas RX600 in action, email info@altia.com to receive a download link. When developing
Altia Announced as Automotive User Interface Partner for New Freescale Vybrid™ …
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, June 20, 2012 – Altia, Incorporated, award-winning provider of user interface development tools for embedded displays, was announced yesterday as Freescale Semiconductor’s Select Partner for HMI development tools for their new Vybrid automotive devices. This winning combination of powerful silicon for multi-screen graphics from Freescale with Altia’s Design and DeepScreen user interface engineering tools will enable Vybrid automotive solutions customers to quickly and successfully implement and
Altia Releases Altia Design 10.1 with New DeepScreen Targets and More
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 29, 2011 – Altia, Inc., the award-winning provider of user interface engineering tools for embedded systems, announces the latest release of Altia Design. Altia Design 10.1 brings enhancements and several new hardware platform options to our tool suite. “Altia is proud to support such a wide variety of hardware targets. This empowers our customers to secure the best performing, best price processor for their
Altia Showcases User Interface Engineering Tools at embedded world 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, February 16, 2011 – Altia, Inc., along with their German distributor, SalesParkOne, will join over 700 companies from the international embedded community to exhibit at embedded world 2011. Altia will be showcasing their award winning suite of user interface development tools at the embedded world 2011 exhibition from March 1-3, 2011. Representatives from Altia’s offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States

All 5 Releases


More Releases for GUI

OpenFOAM MATLAB GUI with CFDTool 1.2
CFDTool has been upgraded with built-in and completely seamless OpenFOAM GUI integration. This allows setting up and running, both laminar and turbulent OpenFOAM CFD simulations all within an easy and convenient GUI directly in MATLAB. With CFDTool, OpenFOAM case file generation steps such as - automatic mesh generation, conversion, and extraction of 2D/axi-symmetric grids - handles both constants and general expressions as boundary conditions (for example for parabolic inflow profiles) - calculation of
froglogic Releases Squish GUI Test Automation Tool Squish GUI Tester 5.0
Hamburg, Germany – 2013-06-25 froglogic GmbH today announced that Squish 5.0—a major new version of the popular Squish GUI Tester —is now available. Squish GUI Tester is the market leading, functional test automation tool for cross-platform and cross-device GUI testing on desktop, embedded and mobile platforms as well as web browsers. More than 3,000 QA departments around the world benefit from its tight integration with each supported GUI technology enabling the
Mobile GUI Test Automation: Squish Goes Android
Hamburg, Germany – 2012-06-12 froglogic announced Squish, its cross-platform automated GUI testing tool, will support automated testing for Android Apps on Android-powered devices and emulators. The Squish GUI testing tool is the market leading tool for cross-platform GUI test automation on desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. By adding the Android Edition, Android App developers finally have the professional GUI testing tool option for software functional and regression testing. "Squish for Android deeply
Altia Unveils Nationwide ‘GUI Design Contest’
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, January 12, 2011 – Altia, Inc., the leader in user interface tools, has announced a new contest that offers university students the opportunity to create an innovative user interface with the company’s award-winning software kit. Students are invited to use a trial version of Altia Design to build the most visually-appealing graphical user interface (GUI) possible. Projects will be judged by a first-rate panel of user experience
GUI Test Automation: froglogic Releases Squish 4.1
Hamburg, Germany – 2011-07-27 froglogic GmbH today announced that Squish 4.1 - a new feature release of the Squish GUI Testing Tool - is now available. Squish is the leading functional, cross-platform GUI and regression testing tool that can test applications based on a variety of GUI technologies, including Nokia's Qt Software Development Frameworks, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP, Java AWT/Swing, Windows MFC and .NET, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, iOS CocoaTouch and Web/HTML/AJAX.
Java GUI Test Automation: Squish for Java Success at Ericsson
\"Squish has proved to be an excellent and popular replacement for the GUI automation tool which was used in previous automation campaigns.\" said Shane McCarron from Ericsson AB. We had the pleasure to interview Shane McCarron, a Senior Designer of Ericsson AB, who use froglogic\'s Squish for their automated GUI testing effort of several Java GUI applications in different divisions. We talked about their test automation and why they chose Squish