DiSTI Announces the Release of GL Studio 4.2

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In Celebration of its 10th Anniversary, GL Studio Delivers Significant Improvements to Productivity and Ease of Use

GL Studio 4.2

GL Studio revolutionized HMI development ten years ago and our mission has been to consistently deliver the technology improvements our customers expect.

The DiSTI Corporation announces the latest release of its award-winning software toolkit, GL Studio. With users celebrating the product’s tenth anniversary, GL Studio 4.2 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and unrivaled runtime performance. These advancements simplify user interface development, speed up project deliveries and improve interface performance. This latest release of the toolkit extends GL Studio’s leadership position by offering strikingly efficient editor improvements and dynamic rendering capabilities.

The release of GL Studio 4.2 packs significant technological advancements and incorporates several enhancements requested by the GL Studio community. The most notable update for version 4.2 is support for Python Scripting. Developers can now use Python scripts to create and modify GL Studio content from within the editor to simplify the interface development process. Additionally, the scripting capability enables the automation of repetitive tasks to reduce the overall time required to create complex interfaces.

The Photoshop Document Importer simplifies 2D panel development by automatically creating user interface elements within GL Studio from those layers and objects specified in Photoshop. The GL Studio 4.2 update provides strategic process and documentation improvements to the importer, increasing usability and broadening the solution set.

GL Studio is historically recognized for its superior real-time 3D user interface rendering engine. Building on that distinction, GL Studio’s new runtime implements several updates in graphical rendering techniques, to deliver ever increasing speed and agility.

GL Studio’s compiler compatibility is critical because the toolkit capitalizes on human readable source code. GL Studio 4.2 expands compiler support to include the 64-bit version of Visual Studio 2008 and the 32 and 64-bit version of Visual Studio 2010. In addition, Linux support receives an upgrade; Linux GCC 4.0.0 64-bit support is added and Linux GCC 4.2.0 and 4.4.0 are now supported, at both the 32 and 64-bit level.

“DiSTI is committed to consistent and noteworthy software improvements to ensure our standing as a leader in advanced user interface innovation,” said DiSTI Chief Technology Officer Darren Humphrey. “GL Studio revolutionized HMI development ten years ago and our mission has been to consistently deliver the technology improvements our customers expect.”

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company’s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.

More than 400 customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit http://www.disti.com.

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