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About Crank Software

Crank™ Software Inc. is an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions. Crank Software bridges the gap between UI design and embedded systems to deliver competitive advantage, with higher ROI and lower TCO, while delivering a superior customer experience.


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"Crank Software uniquely bridges the gap between UI design and embedded systems by streamlining the development lifecycle and enabling customers to get products to market faster," said Dan Mender, vice president, business development, Green Hills Software. "Our partnership with Crank Software provides customers an integrated software solution that secures confidential content from malicious attacks and unwanted access by relying on the industry's most trusted real-time operating system — INTEGRITY — and its award winning security architecture."

Crank Software

Crank™ Software Inc. is an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions. Crank Software bridges the gap between UI design and embedded systems to deliver competitive advantage, with higher ROI and lower TCO, while delivering a superior customer experience.

Compared to traditional electronic design automation tools, our products and services enable R&D teams to more quickly develop rich graphical displays—also called UIs or HMIs—for resource-constrained embedded devices. Applications include in-car graphical displays, animated GPS systems, and rich user interfaces on factory floors. 

Bridging the gap between UI designer and embedded devices

Crank Software worked with companies to discuss their pain points, identify what was causing slippages in the project schedule, and determine if the pain and slippages were common across industries that market automotive infotainment devicesmedical, and industrial devices. The result of their customer research and internal product development is the Crank Storyboard™ Suite—a suite of products that bridge the gap between UI design and embedded devices.

Crank Storyboard Lite

Storyboard™ consists of Storyboard Designer, a graphical development environment; and Storyboard Engine, an optimized runtime for target hardware. Using one solution, user interface (UI) designers and embedded system engineers can work in parallel to quicky prototype and deploy rich animated UIs for embedded devices. Storyboard bridges the gap between the UI designer who controls the look and feel of the project, and the
system engineer who is responsible for implementing core system functionality. 

Crank Storyboard Designer

Crank Storyboard™ Designer enables user interface (UI) designers to easily prototype the look and feel of a product, and then move the UI prototype directly to the embedded target for deployment.

Designers maintain full control over the UI and user experience (UX) without having to perform a hand off to an embedded systems engineer.

Crank Storyboard Embedded Engine

Crank Storyboard™ Embedded Engine is the runtime component that drives the content developed in Storyboard Designer on embedded devices.

Architected exclusively for embedded, the engine addresses the unique challenges of bringing a rich user interface (UI) user experience (UX) to resource-constrained devices.

Crank Storyboard Browser

Crank Storyboard Browser is an extension of Storyboard Suite with a WebKit-based HTML5 render engine that allows designers and developers to bring HTML5 content directly into a Storyboard Application and deploy it on an embedded target.