Trolltech Qt Integrates with Industrial Control Design Platform

Industrial Control Design AS, a leading software provider for development of advanced control systems, and Trolltech with the leading cross-platform development tool Qt, announced a technological partnership with regard to the integration of Qt on ICD’s Control Design Platform. At Embedded World in Nürnberg, ICD presents how they have integrated their Control Design Platform (CDP) with Trolltech’s Qt.

CDP, is a C++ control system that provides application developers with a powerful toolbox to develop advanced control systems in a fraction of the time otherwise required. The CDP libraries will integrate seamlessly with Qt and Qtopia libraries, bringing together the power of embedded Linux and advanced user interface development in the world of real-time control applications.

Using CDP, application developers can instantly connect their Qt or Qtopia based applications to a wide range of industrial standard interfaces, such as CANopen and Modbus. CDP also provides application developers with an extensive framework for test and simulation, including tools to perform hardware testing.

“Industrial Control Design’s integration of Qt strengthens the unique position Qt has as a proven cross-platform development tool for advanced industrial embedded solutions. We are convinced that customers with high quality demands can shorten the time to market through the seamless integration of ICD’s and Trolltech’s development tools” said Karsten Homann, Vice President of Professional services at Trolltech.

Customers like Rolls-Royce’s Marine division have already positioned CDP as part of their Common Control Platform, making it the core of their control system architecture.

About Trolltech
Trolltech provides cross-platform software development frameworks and application platforms. Trolltech’s Qt is used in popular software such as Skype®, Google Earth, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Lucasfilm® and by more than 5000 customers worldwide. Trolltech’s Qtopia® has enabled a new generation of exciting consumer devices such as mobile handsets, video-phones, set-top boxes and media players. Trolltech’s software has shipped in more than 10 million devices. Trolltech’s products enable companies to easily build and deploy software across a wide range of operating systems and electronic devices. The company serves desktop and embedded application providers, as well as consumer electronics and mobile vendors, who face challenges in delivering user-friendly and differentiated software. Trolltech enables customers to accelerate innovation, shorten time to market and increase revenues. Trolltech’s software improves the user experience by increasing the appeal and quality of customer’s applications on desktop and devices. Qt software allows developers to code less, create more and deploy anywhere. Trolltech supports open source and commercial customers. The company has offices in California, U.S.A.; Brisbane, Australia; Beijing, China; Berlin and Munich, Germany; Oslo, Norway. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TROLL.

About Industrial Control Design
Industrial Control Design AS is a software company based in Aalesund, Norway. The main product, the Control Design Platform (CDP), is a complete C++ framework for development of advanced control systems and control applications. Training and project specific consultancy services are also provided on demand.