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Mar
6
The Best WPF Chart! SciChart Seventh Anniversary
Posted by Andrew on 06 March 2019 09:53 AM

It’s hard to believe, but this month in March 2019, SciChart WPF is 7 years old!

Version 1.0 of SciChart WPF was coded in a spare room, first released in March 2012, and was the first WPF Chart control in the world to incorporate fast, immediate-mode drawing (bitmaps) into XAML based WPF Chart controls. This literally changed the market & made previously impossible projects become possible, because at the time existing WPF charts were not able to draw large datasets, or update fast or in realtime.

A performance comparison published in 2012 by Scott Logic showed how far SciChart and one other competitor at the time (Visiblox, now discontinued) outpaced the market in terms of chart performance: both competing for the title of ‘fastest WPF Chart’ with high drawing speed and efficient memory usage.

Fast forward to 2019, SciChart is now a feature-rich, XAML/MVVM capable WPF Chart control, capable of drawing many millions of points in realtime, with dynamically updating charts, and used by thousands of developers worldwide.

Our users consistently rate us 5-stars and report that they believe we provide the Best WPF Chart control on the market.

So, for our seventh anniversary we would love to share with you: reasons why SciChart makes the Best WPF Charts.

Please read more at the article below!

Read: Why SciChart, the Best WPF Chart

Finally, a huge thank you to our customers for making SciChart what it is today! We wouldn’t have done it without your feedback, trust in our company and support.

Best regards,
Andrew
[SciChart Team]

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Jan
25

Recently one of our customers has given us to post a case-study about SciChart in their application. This is now viewable at our www.scichart.com/case-studies-consultancy page. Thank you to the customer! We love working with you! – SciChart Team

Customer Case Study – Quantitative Trading Application

“In the past we experienced a lot of pain with other third party chart controls, which failed to deliver over time”

“SciChart looks to be a great product, and has proven to us that a general-purpose chart control can be used within a specific scenario to create high performance, big data analytics applications.”

SciChart has recently carried out a licensing + consultancy project alongside a customer, a highly successful Quantitative Trading firm and global private investor. The Client’s focus is on technology and financial sector opportunities. Leveraging the unique understanding of risk management, they utilize complex quantitative research methods and leading-edge technology to develop world-class trading strategies.

The Client had a need for a powerful, general-purpose charting control, which any of the client’s application in the Windows environment should be able to use. In addition, there was a need for an application that will allow visualization of key trading related metrics using charts.

SciChart has provided our turnkey WPF Chart Software as well as developer hours as part of a licensing & consultancy deal, spanning more than a year and currently ongoing.

Read the full PDF below to find out more about how SciChart can be used in Quantitative Finance & Big Data applications, as well as the features achieved by our best-in-class WPF charts.

Read more in full PDF

Find out more

If you have a requirement for a charting application, and would like to hire our world class consultants, or, if you would like more information about our turnkey WPF, iOS or Android Chart components, please get in touch by contacting Sales.

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Jul
11
Case Study: Real-time Android Charts for Medical Industry
Posted by Andrew on 11 July 2016 11:00 AM

About a year and a half ago, IMT AG (Information Management Technology) approached us to ask about porting SciChart Realtime Charts on the Android operating system. At the time we only supported Windows Presentation Foundation, but thanks to their encouragement, and their sponsorship by committing to pre-order SciChart Android licenses for their team, we were able to embark on the port, and have now released SciChart’s Android Chart with record real-time performance.

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Michael Guntli from IMT AG at Droidcon Berlin

Over the past year or so, IMT have worked alongside us providing valuable feedback as we developed the worlds fastest real-time Android Chart Control, which uses a mixture of Java, C++ with the Android NDK and OpenGL ES2.0 to achieve record performance for an Android Chart. We were able to squeeze the most out of a low powered device by porting our already proven drawing and resampling algorithms from Windows to Android, and implementing them in this new chart control.

This year in June 2016, Michael Guntli from IMT AG presented at Droidcon Berlin to talk about their project. Michael’s presentation ANDROID INDUSTRIAL: REAL-TIME DATA VISUALISATION can now be viewed online and a full video can be seen below.

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Benchmark of the Freescale iMX6 hardware. A fraction of the speed of high-end Android devices.

Michael and his team at IMT have built a prototype device for the medical industry running on a dual-core Freescale iMX-6 hardware which uses SciChart’s Android Chart library for the real-time charting. The Freescale iMX-6 is low power ARM processor (dual core, 800MHz) that has about half the computing power of the lowest of the low cost $50 Android Smart phone, and a fraction of the speed of a high-end Nexus smartphone, yet thanks to the engineering of the IMT team and the performance of SciChart for Android, it still runs data-acquisition, processing, UI updates and of course realtime charts at a smooth 30 FPS.

The presentation content is very valuable from an engineers perspective as it goes into great detail about how to develop a truly real-time medical or industrial software with Android as an embedded operating system while running on low power ARM hardware. Some of the challenges faced by IMT are the same as our own: garbage collection, performance of the Java runtime and Android views have all required some inventive workarounds.

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View the IMT Prototype UI running SciChart Android Charts on a Freescale iMX6

Such an application demonstrates the ability of SciChart’s Android Chart component in Industrial and Medical usage where the Android operating system is used in a low-power embedded system. It also shows the amazing performance of SciChart’s Android Chart! If we can draw smooth charts on hardware that is low power, with a low CPU clock speed, then imagine what it can do on the latest smartphones or tablets!

The full presentation slides are available online, as well as a youtube video of the presentation below. There’s a little bit about SciChart at the end, and we really appreciate Michael taking the time to promote us in this way. We hope their project is a great success and we look forward to continuing to work with IMT in the future.


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Jul
11
Case Study: Real-time Android Charts for Medical Industry
Posted by Andrew on 11 July 2016 11:00 AM

About a year and a half ago, IMT AG (Information Management Technology) approached us to ask about porting SciChart Realtime Charts on the Android operating system. At the time we only supported Windows Presentation Foundation, but thanks to their encouragement, and their sponsorship by committing to pre-order SciChart Android licenses for their team, we were able to embark on the port, and have now released SciChart’s Android Chart with record real-time performance.

mguntli

Michael Guntli from IMT AG at Droidcon Berlin

Over the past year or so, IMT have worked alongside us providing valuable feedback as we developed the worlds fastest real-time Android Chart Control, which uses a mixture of Java, C++ with the Android NDK and OpenGL ES2.0 to achieve record performance for an Android Chart. We were able to squeeze the most out of a low powered device by porting our already proven drawing and resampling algorithms from Windows to Android, and implementing them in this new chart control.

This year in June 2016, Michael Guntli from IMT AG presented at Droidcon Berlin to talk about their project. Michael’s presentation ANDROID INDUSTRIAL: REAL-TIME DATA VISUALISATION can now be viewed online and a full video can be seen below.

Antutu-Benchmark-imx6

Benchmark of the Freescale iMX6 hardware. A fraction of the speed of high-end Android devices.

Michael and his team at IMT have built a prototype device for the medical industry running on a dual-core Freescale iMX-6 hardware which uses SciChart’s Android Chart library for the real-time charting. The Freescale iMX-6 is low power ARM processor (dual core, 800MHz) that has about half the computing power of the lowest of the low cost $50 Android Smart phone, and a fraction of the speed of a high-end Nexus smartphone, yet thanks to the engineering of the IMT team and the performance of SciChart for Android, it still runs data-acquisition, processing, UI updates and of course realtime charts at a smooth 30 FPS.

The presentation content is very valuable from an engineers perspective as it goes into great detail about how to develop a truly real-time medical or industrial software with Android as an embedded operating system while running on low power ARM hardware. Some of the challenges faced by IMT are the same as our own: garbage collection, performance of the Java runtime and Android views have all required some inventive workarounds.

SciChartApp-NoProductName

View the IMT Prototype UI running SciChart Android Charts on a Freescale iMX6

Such an application demonstrates the ability of SciChart’s Android Chart component in Industrial and Medical usage where the Android operating system is used in a low-power embedded system. It also shows the amazing performance of SciChart’s Android Chart! If we can draw smooth charts on hardware that is low power, with a low CPU clock speed, then imagine what it can do on the latest smartphones or tablets!

The full presentation slides are available online, as well as a youtube video of the presentation below. There’s a little bit about SciChart at the end, and we really appreciate Michael taking the time to promote us in this way. We hope their project is a great success and we look forward to continuing to work with IMT in the future.


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Oct
14
A letter from the CEO: SciChart Needs You!
Posted by Andrew on 14 October 2015 01:45 PM

We’re planning some pretty huge changes to SciChart in the next couple of months and I need to personally call on you, our customers, to help us.

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I’ve known for some time that there is literally a huge wealth of knowledge, time, investment, workarounds and pure genius in the applications that you have built with SciChart. Much of it we simply don’t know about! Also, our customers and new sales prospects don’t know about it either.

I’ve personally seen some of your work and some of it is stunning. I don’t share work unless I have permission as I respect your confidence. However, it’s time to call on you and hopefully call on some of that good-will we’ve built up in our user-base to get some feedback about what you’ve done with SciChart. By helping us out, you can help us to make SciChart become the best graphics & visualisation component in the world.

We need you! We need your feedback to make the SciChart experience better for everyone. If you could take some time to help us it would be greatly appreciated

– Andrew / CEO of ABT Software and SciChart Tech Lead (and son)

So if you have time to help us out, here are the sorts of things we’re looking for. There are some incentives below so don’t close the browser just yet!

Testimonials

We already have a bank of testimonials but many of them are a year or two old. If you love what we do, please give us a sound byte that we can quote on our website.

Extra credit! If you can give us a picture too (e.g. from your linked in profile or twitter profile) it helps build user trust. We want to have testimonials looking like this. We can (optionally) link to your Linked-In, Twitter account or company page.

We would like our testimonials to be short, snappy and with a picture + company name if possible!

We would like our testimonials to be short, snappy and with a picture + company name if possible!

Screenshots for our Showcase Gallery / Case Studies

Guess what, in three and a half years of building SciChart we only have one published customer case study which is a real shame, as I have personally seen such amazing examples from some of you.

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If you can give us a screenshot of your application, with or without what it is and who you are, we would greatly appreciate it. Make sure you get permission to share it. 

If you want to do a full-blown case study to showcase what you’ve built with SciChart and get it published on our site, then please contact-us.

Logos

We literally have 100 blue-chip or easily recognisable companies using SciChart and over 2,000 licenses sold worldwide, and goodness knows how many end-users, but we can’t put  logos on our homepage without permission (what a drag!).

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Please please please, if you can, give us permission to use your company logo. If you’re {Big Bank / Big Pharma / Big Scientific} *cough* then you are going to be more valuable to us than smaller companies but anyone is welcome here.

Logos help to build trust and new customers that see hundreds of logos on the SciChart homepage are going to spend less time considering whether SciChart is the right choice for them. That means we have more revenue to invest and more to support you guys! Our success, is your success.

Your workarounds / genius hacks

You know we saw one {big Process Management company} take SciChart Annotations and create a scheduling control out of it?

We saw a {big Gaming company} take our DirectX-accelerated RenderSurface API and use it in creating tools for real-time node-based graphs and diagrams?

We’ve even see a {big Oil & Gas company} take our charts and produce something unrecognisably complex using multiple vertical charts and then print it out of a plotter.

The sorts of things you achieve with SciChart are way beyond what we can achieve with our limited examples and show-case just how powerful and flexible the toolkit is.

Incentives!

We realise that many of you are busy (well, you should be…) and many of you will need to seek permission from managers, even higher levels of corporate to get permission to share any information. We also realise this is going to take you time. So how about some incentives?

  • Are you up for renewal soon? How about a discount off renewal? Or, an extension to your support-expiry date for free?
  • Are you a SciChart WPF Pro customer? How about a discounted upgrade to Source-code?
  • Do you need to add new licenses to your team? How about a discount off those?
  • Or, you could just do it for the love :)

Call us to negotiate what it will cost you in terms of your time to prepare this information and we can negotiate a discount or store credit to compensate you. Be fair, and so will we!

Guys, finally, our success is your success. It is my dream to transform SciChart way beyond just a chart control, and as you continue to invest in us, so we will continue to invest in you.

Have a good day and thanks for your time! Please contact me if you want to help. My email is andrew [at] abtsoftware [dot] co [dot] uk.

Best regards,
Andrew

 

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Jul
26
DirectX Scatter Chart Performance Fixed!
Posted by Andrew on 26 July 2015 06:46 PM

Just a quick update from our weekend warriors working hard to make SciChart the best High Performance WPF charting platform:

You may have seen we mentioned that DirectX Scatter chart performance is worse than software.

For background information, see

You’ll be pleased to know we’ve done some extreme optimization and managed to get a near 50x performance increase for 1,000,000 points scatter chart with DirectX. See the animated gif below:

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This will be available as part of the SciChart v4 SDK later in the year. Until then, you can always get high-performance scatter charts using the parallel rendering trick we presented here!

Best regards,
[SciChart HQ]

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