Electronics Production | November 26, 2009
Wind River & Kontron sign global, multi-year distribution agreement
Wind River and Kontron signed a global, multi-year agreement under which Kontron will distribute Wind River's VxWorks and Wind River Linux operating systems.
This agreement extends a decade-long collaboration, and is expected to extend the software and service offerings of Wind River and Kontron. The two companies will initially target the industrial, medical, military and aerospace, transportation, and networking market segments. Kontron also joins the Wind River Partner Validation Program, initially with its Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP module validated for use with VxWorks 6.7. By working together to validate Wind River's embedded operating systems with leading partner software and hardware, Wind River and its partners are together providing a pre-validated solution stack to directly address integration costs, time-to-market, and long-term support. Under terms of the distribution agreement, Kontron will be able to resell VxWorks production licenses, and also agrees to work with Wind River to proliferate Wind River Linux for use by joint customers. Wind River will continue to provide hardware and software tools, development environments, source code and support contracts for joint customers.