01.12.10

New Features in Stardraw Control

Stardraw.com has announced a number of new features that have recently been added to the software-based system control platform, Stardraw Control 2010.

Project Templates are a selection of pre-configured, pre-programmed projects that are bundled with the Stardraw Control 2010 authoring tool. Each template represents a typical system type, e.g. boardroom, classroom, automated home etc, and contains the devices, their functions and a sophisticated User Interface that is completely pre-programmed and fully-functional.
At the same time, each Project Template is fully customisable, meaning that a system integrator can produce a complete control system front- (and back-) end, specific to a particular project, in minutes. 
Critical to this is the addition of the next new feature, Driver Substitution, which enables you quite simply to drag a new driver from Stardraw Control’s extensive product list and drop it onto an existing one: this substitutes one product in your already-programmed system for another and Stardraw Control intelligently re-assigns events and actions so that no re-programming is required.
The third of the new features is an extension of support for WebServices. The recent extension to WebService support directly exposes the functions and properties of the devices in your system so that the UI, or any other process, can communicate with them directly and intelligently. This means that, say, a button in a webpage can directly call, for example, “Blu-Ray1/Play” without any intermediary programming: nothing more than a simple call to a URL is required to control any device in a system and no code has to be written at all.