An illuminated indicator display series (XDi) developed as a modern graphical user-interface

The Idea of an All-in-One Solution

This customer story concern a collaboration on a product development-project based on the idea of an all-in-one solution. Our collaboration with DEIF began when they were in need of a product development. Viking Software had the responsibility of developing and visualizing a new illuminated indicator display series (XDi) as a modern graphical user-interface. Since then, Viking Software were invited to take part in finishing a new release of the XDi series due to a tight deadline.

“It creates a strong partnership knowing that Viking Software can enter a project with short notice, and deliver highly competent, qualified, holistic and elaborated work any time.”

(Martin Mallan, Vice President, DEIF)

DEIF

  • An all-in-one unit solution
  • Significant reduction of inventories
  • Simplified and affordable customization
  • Development secured – various possibilities
  • Illuminated indicator
  • User-friendly

DEIF is a supplying partner within Marine/Offshore, Wind-power and Land-power industry, and they have until recently been producing and selling traditional mechanical scales and pointers such as bridge instruments for the maritime industry. Partly inspired by the market development, motivated by customers need for new modern solutions and DEIF’s own desire to develop the product range, the idea of an all-in-one solution evolved.

Our first collaboration

DEIF contacted Viking Software in order to have the idea developed and visualized. The new illuminated indicator display series (XDi) was developed as a modern graphical user-interface, which amongst many benefits (see bullet points below) optimized the product range from 250 units down to 3 different displays sizes .

Traditional Pointer Instrument

Graphical user-interface on new XDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking Software helped us getting the project started the right way, and we avoided the difficulties which a wrong direction could have led to.”

(Rasmus Sørensen, SW Developer)

 

A familiar face

A few years after launching the XDi series, DEIF asked Viking Software to take part in finishing a new release of the XDi software due to a tight deadline, and given the expertise and familiarity that Viking Software holds, Viking Software started with only a day’s notice and finished in time for the new release to be launched.

It creates a strong partnership knowing that Viking Software can enter a project with short notice, and deliver highly competent, qualified, holistic and elaborated work any time.”

(Martin Mallan, Vice President)

The final result of the collaboration is illustrated below, where the XDI is used in different ways.

XDi for multiple purposes

Advantageous Payoffs

The new graphical user-interface resulted in a list of different outcomes considered positive in this process.

  • An all-in-one unit solution
  • Significant reduction of inventories
  • Simplified and affordable customization. Customized solutions use to require numerous indicators – one for each operation mode
  • Versatility. The interface can now be changed in various ways
  • Greater choice. Traditional mechanical scalers and pointers have limited views, compared to  the showing of data in a modern graphical display
  • User-friendly. The interface can be designed and enhanced in order to meet the user’s need
  • Precision digital readings. Avoiding mechanical and parallax reading error
  • Simplifying daily operation. With the graphical user-interface there is only one indicator display regardless of operation mode
  • Illuminated indicator. Optimized day, night and dusk colour pallets
  • Easy to install
  • Compact – save panel space and installation time
  • Flexibility and ability to configure and make repairs on-site.
  • White-label OEM solution for configuration of the software system
  • Development secured – various possibilities


                   

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