Atlas® is a user interface/machine control software development kit (SDK) that GIS customers can customise and rebrand – it accelerates technology design and cuts development time. It provides many standard user interface components including job design & review, transport control, job creation, submission and tracking, printhead status, system status, RIP configuration and ink system monitoring and control.
Standard user interface views can be modified by the machine builder. This includes changing logos, buttons, shadows, colour transparencies, backgrounds can be deleted, moved and modified – and much of this can be done without programming skills.
At InPrint, visitors to the GIS stand (Hall A6 G38) will be able to see demonstrations of the Atlas® technology and discuss the various user interface views available. These are designed to meet the needs of different types of operator – from simple job queues to more complex system control.
GIS will be rolling out levels of functionality and customisability during 2016, including access to the full SDK, which allows customers to completely re-skin the user interface and add their specific machine control components.
“We have customers that want to develop new product lines or extend existing ones and they often have an interface that is completely different, with diverse features and requirements,” says Nick Geddes, CEO. “The first thing about Atlas®, beyond its standard functionality, is that customers can easily rebrand and customise the interface. This allows their software engineers to focus on other value added features as GIS has done a lot of the core work already. It shortens their time to market and it really engages the imagination of their software developers.”
Atlas® is capable of supporting different languages and this functionality will be rolled out during 2016. The first language to be supported will be Japanese