ITTIA, HCL Combine Embedded Database and GUI Toolkit

ITTIA Database and HCL Technologies, a developer of the smart GUI toolkit EmPresent, have announced a strategic alliance aimed at helping customers to develop embedded technologies with reduced cost and accelerated time to market. This alliance unites the breadth and depth of each company’s developer toolsets enabling easy, productive, and intelligent development of embedded software.

ITTIA provides light-weight database management software for the embedded systems industry, working in such devices as networking equipment, industrial controllers, consumer electronics, and set-top boxes. ITTIA database technology is suitable for mission-critical devices and environments with extremely limited memory and processor resources.

HCL EmPresent, a smart GUI toolkit with powerful Visual Editor on Windows, offers embedded application developers a rich set of widgets to build a powerful embedded multilingual Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is platform independent.

With ITTIA’s database and HCL’s EmPresent Visual Editor software, developers no longer have to write data management or GUI source code from scratch. This combination gives developers both an interface framework and database development support in one package. As part of this effort, ITTIA and Empresent have developed a joint demo.

Traditionally, embedded devices have rudimentary display interfaces with no development-time design tools. Similarly, standard, easy-to-use data management software, prevalent in enterprise development, has been unavailable in the embedded space. But now with new technology released by ITTIA and HCL, embedded developers can benefit from efficient, scalable solutions to problems faced in every application. With the combination of ITTIA database and EmPresent embedded developers are not only able to get up and running quickly, but are also saved the cost and hassle of purchasing two unknown and untested software tools.

“Embedded developers can now develop graphical user interfaces that are more engaging, more dynamic and more useful,” said Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA President. “Better yet, they can combine our high-performance, bullet proof database software with a reliable GUI, both products designed from the ground up for embedded systems.”

“ITTIA embedded Database integrated with EmPresent GUI brings a suite of Embedded Solutions on the Smart Devices capturing the User Experience in all walks of Life. After the initial success in Japan & APAC for EmPresent, now it is geared towards Partner Product Integration with Embedded Database and other embedded components to help the growing embedded Design Houses in U.S Market,” was highlighted by Shailesh K. Gupta, Product Manager & Business Head, HCL.

ITTIA offers versatile database software for embedded systems and mobile devices. Our advanced database technology is supported by excellent technical support and consulting. ITTIA customers include GlaxoSmithKline, VNU, Boeing, Moodys, Sandia National Laboratory and many other companies that have benefited from our superior database solutions.

About EmPresent
HCL Technologies Limited, one of India’s leading IT Company has launched latest release of its state of the art Product EmPresent in CES on 9th Jan 2007, Las Vegas in the U.S Market. EmPresent is targeted at the Consumer Electronics, Set Top Boxes, Kiosks, Home Networking, Office/Factory Automation and Medical devices industry for Designing & Developing Embedded GUIs for better Usability and Human Interface Design needs.

EmPresent 4.00.00 comes with New Looks to increase usability that will help EmPresent developers to design real time GUI’s in very short time. This version comes with several enhancements, such as html help, project tasks to open/create/save projects, Visual Editor (VE) in tab view, adding various events at design time, Enhanced image features and running different examples in VE itself. Also in this version user can compile X86-simulator application using GCC compiler in addition to previous supported compilers. The latest release of EmPresent 4.00.00 in English & Japanese is available for free download and evaluation.