Qt extends Qualcomm deal into industrial IoT graphics  

Qt extends Qualcomm deal into industrial IoT graphics  

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By Nick Flaherty

Finnish software developer Qt is extending its deal with Qualcomm Technologies to streamline development of advanced graphical user interfaces (GUI) and software quality assurance for industrial IoT devices.

Porting the Qt graphics libraries onto Qualcomm’s software stack significantly streamlines how software vendors develop and test UI solutions with Qualcomm processors. This helps hardware vendors develop Systems on Modules (SoM) for applications such as robots to security cameras.

This gives IoT developers advanced 3D graphics capabilities in a much leaner package, rather than using game engines. While these also cater to high-fidelity graphics, but these normally include features that are not necessary for creating GUIs on IoT devices. Since the Qt framework instead tailors its features to these IoT devices, developers can build and run the UIs on far lower hardware requirements.

 In addition to these UI capabilities, the Qt software development and quality assurance tools can drastically lower production barriers for manufacturers.

 “When you tune out the noise surrounding tech innovation today, what is it really at the end of the day that impacts end users the most? It’s the user experience – specifically the user interface,” says Roger Mazzella, Senior Product Manager at Qt Group.

 “At Qt Group, our team has been proud to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies in the automotive industry over the years. Now, we get to expand the benefits of all that groundwork to the IoT market, to which Qualcomm Technologies is well suited. Their high-powered processors handle data-heavy communication while providing ultra-fast performance that developers and end users expect.”

“The benefit of Qt’s technologies is that they already have a history of implementation across 70 industries,” says Juhapekka Niemi, Senior Vice President, Product Management at Qt Group. “We will give hardware and software vendors for IoT the UI/UX development and QA tools they need right out of the box. Since these vendors don’t have to perform any integrations themselves, the ease of developing GUIs significantly cuts down the time it takes to launch their products.”

“At Qualcomm Technologies, we strongly believe in building an industry ecosystem that allows manufacturers to create excellent hardware and software solutions for vertical markets using our chipsets,” says Manvinder Singh, Vice President of Strategy and Partner Solutions Development of IoT at Qualcomm Technologies. “This collaboration gives developers a ready-made solution to build their creative solutions on top of.”


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