MyScript, The Qt Company and KDAB have integrated MyScript’s award-winning handwriting recognition technology into Qt’s Automotive HMI Suite
ESPOO, FINLAND; BERLIN; AND NANTES, FRANCE – Oct. 9, 2017 – MyScript, a pioneering market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and interactive digital ink technology, today announces a partnership with both The Qt Company and Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB (KDAB) to offer MyScript’s handwriting input technology for the Qt Automotive Suite. This tech integration will enable multimodal input capabilities using the existing Qt Virtual Keyboard or a new handwriting input panel powered by MyScript technology. All Qt Automotive Suite partners can now benefit from achieving a faster time-to-market and ease the integration of low distraction handwriting recognition into their solutions.
“The automotive industry’s demand for safer dashboard interfaces is increasing. Qt Automotive Suite now has a proven off-the-shelf handwriting input solution to deliver a safer, low-distraction input solution. Now, you can write however you want, character by character, including superimposed characters or even superimposed portions of cursive words. MyScript’s recognition engine automatically adapts to your handwriting style,” said Olivier Cros, global automotive business director at MyScript. “We are excited to partner with The Qt Company and KDAB to deliver the most advanced car HMI technology to the industry.”
“With the Qt Automotive Suite, we’re not just enabling the faster creation of digital cockpits, we’re also creating a ‘Works with Qt Automotive Suite’ ecosystem of third-party components that works out of the box, eliminating the integration effort for our customers,” said Alistair Adams, head of automotive product management at The Qt Company. “With MyScript’s differentiated handwriting technology as part of the ecosystem, our customers can get started much faster in the creation of great in-car user experiences.”
“MyScript technology offers a highly intuitive user interface and is a great complement to the Qt Automotive framework,” said Volker Krause, automotive director at KDAB. “We are very excited to partner with MyScript and bring the advantages of multimodal functionality to the automotive cockpit. We look forward to a successful business relationship for the benefit of our mutual partners and customers.”
All 20 languages provided by Qt Virtual Keyboard are supported with the new handwriting solution, including most Latin languages, also including Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Word completion, word prediction and editing features are also included in the contribution software provided.
MyScript is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems, including Chrome OS™, Windows®, Apple® mac OS®, Linux®, iOS® and Android™. With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the U.S. For further information, please visit myscript.com.
About The Qt Company
The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. Qt enables the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices. Qt is used by approximately one million developers worldwide and is the platform of choice for in-vehicle digital cockpits, automation systems, medical devices, Digital TV/STB and other business critical applications in 70+ industries. With more than 250 employees worldwide, the company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. To learn more, visit http://qt.io.
About Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB is the number one global software consultancy for Qt, C++ and OpenGL applications across desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. KDAB build runtimes and develop infrastructure for applications and user interfaces running in cars, medical devices, mobile phones, tablets, industrial machines, oil wells, desktops and much more.
KDAB has in-depth experience in supporting automotive OEMs and Tier 1 productive solutions with innovative features and true software expertise. In order to help our customers be successful, KDAB partners with a variety of companies who share the same values and are equally committed to excellence. To learn more, visit www.kdab.com.