London - March 18, 2002 - RCI Custom has signed a significant development and maintenance contract with software provider Stardraw.com to create a new, web-based tool for the design and production of custom control and connection panels. PanelBuilder will be hosted on the RCI Custom website and allows registered users to design, specify and purchase custom panels using.
PanelBuilder is based on techniques seen in Stardraw applications for years, but it exploits software and Internet technology. PanelBuilder is resident on the Web server and works from within a browser, so there's nothing to download or install. It comprises a drag-and-drop interface linked to a complete library of all of RCI's panel products, so the user selects the panel he wants, drags on the connectors that are needed, and sets engraving, finishes, artwork and so on. The resultant design is linked in realtime to backoffice systems so that a user will get an automated quote instantaneously.