Diamond and Suntron partner on OEM program


Diamond Systems, a designer and manufacturer of integrated embedded single board computers, I/O boards, and power supplies, has signed an agreement with system integrator Suntron Systems to create the "OEM Ready Solutions" program. The program allows OEM customers to offload non-core activities, such as product development and program management, to Diamond Systems, freeing development teams to focus on core competencies such as software and market development.

The OEM Ready Solutions program offers services that include system design, procurement, and integration of all third-party hardware and software, integration and management of customer supplied software and hardware, system level industry certifications, configuration control, logistics, warranty service, and life cycle management support. All of these services are designed to off-load the time-consuming efforts needed by customers to obtain and maintain computing platforms for their applications. Customers can also have turnkey products inventoried and shipped to end customers using Suntron's cross-docking fulfillment services.

"Along with an increasing demand for commercial and ruggedized-off-the-shelf solutions, we are receiving a dramatic increase in customer requests for integrated solutions." says Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of Diamond Systems. "Our partnership with Suntron allows us to extend our capabilities from simply providing boards to providing complete solutions based on our line of embedded computing products."

"Today's OEMs are looking to divest themselves of non-core functions like integration," says David Paul, general manager of Suntron Systems. "By utilizing Suntron's expertise to provide and maintain a system solution that supports their application, Diamond's customers can focus exclusively on their core technologies and their customers."

The OEM Ready Solutions program kicked off in early July this year on a project with Montason Exploration (Monterey, CA), which conducts oil exploration in remote locations around the world.

For more information, visit Diamond Systems .

—Vance J. VanDoren, consulting editor, Control Engineering, controleng@msn.com

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