Centigrade took part as exhibitor in last week’s embedded world 2011, the biggest trade fair of its kind in the world. The company presented its user experience services and demonstrated award-winning touch screen HMIs for the industrial sector.
Centigrade exhibited in cooperation with its software development partner from Munich, Berner & Mattner, and the two companies were upbeat about the outcomes of presenting at embedded world.
Thomas Immich, Managing Director Centigrade GmbH: “The demand for user-friendly human-machine-interfaces has definitely arrived in the sector of embedded devices. Be it the automotive domain, industry or telecommunications – there was considerable interest in employing usability engineering and user interface design methods and processes in order to increase the usability of HMIs while reducing operating errors as well as costs for training and support.”
Up until now, Centigrade has successfully participated in CeBIT five years in a row. The decision to participate in embedded world instead of attending CeBIT, which took place at the same time, was right, nonetheless, says Thomas Immich. “While the number of visitors at our booth was not comparable to CeBIT, contacts have been more concrete and specific. It appears as if visitors had gathered considerable background information before their attendance, which lead to in-depth conversations regarding user experience issues such as touch screen interaction.”
About Berner & Mattner
Berner and Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH is specialized in custom-made solutions for the specification, development and testing of complex electronic systems. Its competence spectrum ranges from consulting, conception, software and systems development to the setup and operation of entire test and integration systems.
On the basis of its products and services, Berner & Mattner provides customized software and engineering solutions for the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, transportation, and defence industries. Well-known companies such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, EADS Germany and Siemens have been placing their trust in Berner and Mattner for many years. The privately owned company, with headquarters in Munich, was founded in 1979, currently employs 300 people at 8 sites in Germany and Austria and has been named a “Bavaria’s best 50 for 2009” company. Further information on Berner & Mattner: www.berner-mattner.com.