Electrocomponents Launches New Global Tech Business for IoT, SBC

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OKdo will provide a unique combination of software, hardware, development support and manufacturing solutions to enable customers to create new ideas

Electrocomponents plc, the company behind RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation, announced the launched a new global technology business – OKdo, to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and single board computing (SBC).

The main focus of the new business is to deliver an outstanding experience for all IoT and SBC customers, irrespective of their ambitions, goals and background. The new technology business will offer end-to-end support for all IoT and SBC segments, industrial designers, spanning makers, entrepreneurs, re-seller partners and educators.

To create new ideas

The new business is launched under the banner of ‘Design the World’ and will provide a unique combination of software, hardware, development support and manufacturing solutions to enable customers to create new ideas and turn them into commercial reality.

Lindsley Ruth, CEO, Electrocomponents, said, “OKdo is testament to our passion for innovation. It brings SBC and IoT customers the latest products, solutions and ideas to inspire and enable them to create technology that makes life better.”

Additional support to customers

Claire Doyle, Global SVP – Commercial, OKdo, said, “SBC and IoT are demanding disruptive markets that expect imagination, creativity and technical expertise in abundance. It brings a truly global proposition to deliver all that and more. Not just hardware, but the additional support and services that customers in these segments need to thrive and succeed.”

OKdo will be built on the existing relationships with leaders of SBC such as BeagleBone, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. The clients will be benefited from new associations with some of the most influential technology firms, including Arm, Broadcom, Intel, NXP, and Seeed, along with growing technology start-ups like The Things Industries and Zerynth.

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