S3 Fuzion Inc team combines over 50 years of electronics hardware, software and full stack system design experience across military, automotive, industrial, and commercial markets. Intellectual property created for Fortune 100 companies continues to be employed in new products along with technology developed in hundreds of electronics products.
Built by engineers with over 20 years of experience in both hardware and software at Fortune 500 technology companies, S3 Fuzion Inc was created to address a prominent, and ever-growing problem in the electronics industry: too much information for existing web technology to deal with effectively, and produce useful results.
The electronics industry built its IT infrastructure on 2000’s technology, which, whilst a huge improvement from the days of waiting for data books, has not been able to keep up with the explosion of data. This rings especially true for the accelerating growth in the number of electronic parts available, and shortening life-cycles.
Even the most robust websites take hours to find parts that match engineer needs, and thorough part research requires several similar efforts. Web tools were not designed to provide the deep search results and information services that engineers need for complex product selection. Web technology is also costly to develop, operate and maintain, leaving small businesses at a major disadvantage, as they are forced to rely heavily on distributor websites. Whilst these can be useful, they're also a challenging place to stand out from the crowd of suppliers.
So, what is a small company to do? Enter S3 Fuzion's Xelorate.
Xelorate benefited from Qt by it providing amazing QML-based UI performance, which allowed the team to leverage the ability to integrate C++ backends directly into the QML framework idiomatically. This was unprecedented and allowed the teams to have both performance and user interface capabilities.
Xelorate is cross-platform and available on Windows, Linux and Mac desktops. Qt allows Xelorate to be a single-code base yet support all widely used operating systems. Today's engineer has the choice of many excellent operating systems and Qt allowed S3 Fuzion to provide Xelorate to their engineers no matter which system they chose use.
Qt also allowed Xelorate to maximize Edge Compute, and by allowing seamless C++ backend integration into the QML UI framework allows the company to integrate any additional libraries and components as needed. Xelorate has integrated 3rd party databases, scientific computing libraries, and high-performance electrical simulation libraries. No other framework provides this flexibility and power to integrate.
Other standout features:
S3 Fuzion did side-by-side comparisons between HTML/nodejs (cloud central compute) and Qt. There was simply no comparison.
1. Performance: Qt significantly outperformed HTML/nodejs based solutions in every category.
2. Developer Productivity: QML proved to be extremely easy and productive for our engineers no matter how complex the UI. Providing a clear and brilliant layout methodology, intuitive signaling, high performant widgets, extensive documentation and a rich set of visualization and debugging tools.
3. Speed: Using QML, development speed was greatly increased to allow S3 Fuzion to move to market faster. S3 Fuzion has a strong intern and junior engineer program and they found that in less than 30 days an engineer could be fully fluent in QML and producing astonishingly complex and high-quality user interfaces. A similar program using HTML required 3 months to complete and was far less compelling.
Xelorate was recently released on Qt6, which provided significant speed and memory management improvements.