December 2016

ICS Newsletter - December 2016

ICS Helps S2 Security Realize its Vision for Industry's Most Capable Video Surveillance System

S2 Security is constantly exploring new ways to enhance the user experience. To this end, the company wanted to develop a sophisticated digital security surveillance solution more capable than anything on the market. With a clear vision for an innovative cross-platform solution — S2 Magic Monitor — S2 turned to ICS to help turn the idea into reality. Read More >>

Happy Holidays from ICS

As 2016 draws to a close I want to take a moment to reflect on what has been. This year has been one of both opportunity and challenge for ICS. Among our successes: our exciting collaboration with S2 Security to help develop multiple releases of S2 Magic Monitor, a sophisticated, cross-platform digital security surveillance solution. You can read about S2 Magic Monitor, which delivers visual information to people where and when they need it, in this issue.

Among our challenges? Educating businesses about the hazards of a skills gap and how it can negatively impact product development – another interesting topic you can read about in this month’s newsletter.

What else will you find here?

  • Year-end wrap-up of all things Qt
  • Part two in our series on how to use a Qt GUI app with Arduino and XBee for wireless communication
  • An Introduction to the Yocto embedded framework
  • Webinar on-demand: QtSerialBus: Using Modbus and CAN bus with Qt
  • Webinar on-demand: Software: The Lifeblood of any Medical Device

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to focus squarely on 2017. Look to ICS for more great technical content, webinars and articles on important topics that impact you and your business.

Have a wonderful holiday season. Talk to you in 2017!

Peter Winston, CEO, ICS


Live Webinar – An Introduction to the Yocto Embedded Framework

Thursday, January 19, 1 – 2 EST
The Yocto Project® is a collaborative Open Source project that provides templates, tools and methods to help create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, regardless of the hardware architecture. Attendees will gain an overall understanding of what Yocto provides, the advantages it offers, and the basic process for using it to create an embedded Linux distribution. Register Now >>

It's Been a Busy Year in the Qt Ecosystem

As 2016 draws to a close, take a look back at some of the significant events of the past year that are relevant to the Qt framework and the ecosystem around it. Read More >>

Webinar On-Demand – QtSerialBus: Using Modbus and CAN bus with Qt

This webinar introduced QtSerialBus, a new Qt module supporting two serial interface protocols that are commonly used on embedded systems: CAN bus and Modbus. Watch Now >>

Webinar On-Demand – Software: The Lifeblood of Any Medical Device

This webinar examined the software platforms of choice for medical device manufacturers and explained how you can employ the inherent benefits of safe and secure designs, faster time to market, easier pre-market approval, and lower total cost of ownership in your medical device project. Watch Now >>


Closing Your Skills Gap and Surging Successfully Takes the Right Partner

Closing your skills gap so you can effectively surge demands you have the right team in place. Here's what to look for when assembling your team. Read More >>

How to Use a Qt GUI App with Arduino and XBee for Wireless Communication (Part 2)

Check out this desktop example of an IoT application using an Arduino controller and XBee wireless modules in conjunction with a Qt-based application. Read More >>


Upcoming Events

CES GENIVI Demonstration Showcase, Janurary 5, Las Vegas

ICS is excited to be a silver sponsor and join other automotive stakeholders from all over the world at the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. Learn More >>

Programming with Qt for Embedded Devices, January 23 – 27, Sunnyvale, CA

This hands-on, five-day course teaches participants how to use Qt and Qt Quick to develop modern applications for embedded systems and touchscreens. Each student will work on his own real development board. Enroll Now >>

QML by Design, February 1 – 3, Dayton, OH

This new three-day course teaches UX and graphic designers how to create working prototypes that will act as functional specifications to show the development engineers what to build. Generate responsive mockups that not only reveal the look of the final user interface but its key behaviors, as well. Enroll Now >>

Live Webinar – User Experience Design for Software Engineers, February 9, 11 am EST >>

Join us for an introduction to UX design! Specifically focusing on issues that software engineers encounter, there will be an overview of the UX process, highlighting several best practices so that you come away with a better understanding of the thought process needed to create a high-quality user experience. The Qt Company will also give a short overview of Qt licensing.. Register Now >>