Amulet Launches Plug & Play Evaluator Kit for Varitronix LCD

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Amulet Technologies, a recognized leader in graphical user interface solutions, launched today a new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kit for a 3.5” QVGA TFT (320x240) display from Varitronix. With this partnership agreement, Amulet and Varitronix are expanding Amulet’s LCD Evaluator Program, the industry’s first program to provide plug & play graphical user interface (GUI) reference designs for individual LCD displays from multiple LCD vendors. As the newest Amulet LCD Evaluator Program partner, Varitronix can now provide customers with real time evaluation and prototyping of GUI displays, shortening the time to market to as little as one month.

Amulet Technologies, a recognized leader in graphical user interface solutions, launched today a new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kit for a 3.5” QVGA TFT (320x240) display from Varitronix. With this partnership agreement, Amulet and Varitronix are expanding Amulet’s LCD Evaluator Program, the industry’s first program to provide plug & play graphical user interface (GUI) reference designs for individual LCD displays from multiple LCD vendors. As the newest Amulet LCD Evaluator Program partner, Varitronix can now provide customers with real time evaluation and prototyping of GUI displays, shortening the time to market to as little as one month.

The Varitronix LCD Evaluator Kit announced today (EVK-VX-COG-T350MCQV-03) includes all of the hardware and software required to turn an LCD display into a smartphone-like graphical user interface, including Amulet’s controller board powered by Amulet’s GEM Graphical OS Chip™ for color displays, an integrated evaluation board (EVB) optimized for a specific display, USB cable, stylus and a 30-day trial license of GEMstudio™.

Getting started is as easy as connecting the Varitronix display with the controller board in the kit and powering it on. Using Amulet’s GEMstudio™ GUI design software, engineers and graphic designers alike can easily create an impressive looking GUI for their embedded application. Designs are directly portable to production with no additional coding required for the user interface, resulting in a faster time-to-market and reduced development costs.

According to Kenneth Sung, Sales Manager at Varitronix USA, “ Our long standing tradition here has always been, and continues to be, servicing the display needs of our valued customers. The collaboration with Amulet Technologies on the 3.5” TFT Evaluator Program has added to our continuing path of success.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Varitronix and supporting their 3.5” panel in our LCD Evaluator Program. This kit, which includes the Varitronix display, makes developing a user interface even faster for customers embedding a GUI into their application” stated Jim Todd, Sales Director at Amulet Technologies.

Designers can now purchase kits in conjunction with the 3.5” Varitronix LCD from Digi-Key. For more information, visit http://www.AmuletTechnologies.com/varitronix.html

About GEMstudio™ Trial License
The patented design tool, GEMstudio™ makes it easy to import stunning graphics and 3D visual effects and bind them to any of the view and control objects in Amulet’s popular widget library. The powerful image-importing engine; allows designers to create graphical content and layered graphic effects in their tool of choice, then simply drag and drop them into a GEMstudio™ workspace for creating reusable, resizable GUI components. The software tool comes pre-loaded with a library of expertly crafted images and GUI components that are ready to use out of the box. The page layout and alignment tools can then be used by the designer to drag and drop their way to a beautiful embedded GUI. A 30-day trial of GEMstudio™ ships with all LCD Evaluator Kits.

About Varitronix
Established in 1978, Varitronix is one of the world's leading manufacturers of small-to-medium-sized liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Varitronix serves customers around the world through its extensive sales network. Its manufacturing base is located in Heyuan, Guangdong Province. Varitronix holds ISO9001, TS16949, ISO14001, QC080000 and OHSAS18000 accreditation. The Company has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1991 (stock code: 710). Please visit http://www.varitronix.us.com for more information.

About Amulet Technologies
Founded in 1998, Amulet is a recognized industry leader in graphical user interface solutions for embedded products. Amulet’s unique Graphical OS in Silicon™ and GEMstudio™ enable manufacturers to cost-effectively implement a visually appealing graphical user interface (GUI) into their embedded products to enhance the end user’s experience. Amulet’s display solutions, which center on display controller chips, simplify the product development cycle by separating user interface development from the application’s development. This approach dramatically reduces time-to-market and overall system costs. For more information contact Amulet at http://www.amulettechnologies.com.

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