The Serious Human Interface™ Platform (SHIP)

SHIP: Rapid GUI Development and Deployment System

The Serious Human Interface Platform is a rapid GUI development and deployment system with five main ingredients:

SHIPTide: The SHIP Total IDE

Rapid GUI Design, Minimal Coding

SHIPTide manages all aspects of your GUI creation task, including:

  • WYSIWYG layout of your GUI screens
  • Importing and organizing your images, fonts, and other digital assets
  • Minimal coding required
  • Integrated event management
  • Simple but powerful actions: integrated SHIP Sail scripting language
  • Project builder
  • SIM connect — direct upload of the GUI to hardware in seconds!
  • and much more...

SHIPTide generates a single binary data file, the "Cargo", which includes all aspects of the GUI. This Cargo is downloaded to Serious Integrated Modules running SHIPEngine.

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Serious Integrated Modules (SIMs)

Production Worthy

  • From tens... tens of thousands
  • Available in low-waste bulk trays

Ready for Rapid GUI Development

Fast Prototypes

  • Readily available, cost-effective single units
  • Easily mounted in retrofit front panels

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SHIPEngine Embedded GUI Runtime Engine

Portable & Scalable

  • Platforms with as little 128KB RAM
  • RAM-on-Glass, Direct Drive, and full graphics controllers


  • Significant run-time code checking
  • Sail virtual machine puts user “code” in safe sandbox


  • Tuned to each CPU/graphics architecture for the best performance

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