Nu Horizons Electronics signs European distribution deal with Microsoft
Nu Horizons Electronics has been appointed as a Windows® Embedded Authorised Distributor for Microsoft, franchised across the UK, Eire and Germany. The deal makes Nu Horizons one of only eight Microsoft Windows® Embedded Authorised Distributors in Europe. Nu Horizons has also become a Microsoft Windows® Embedded Partner and the company will work with the existing ecosystem of Windows® Embedded Partners and Microsoft OEM customers to offer training, access to product information and hands-on consultancy.
“We are delighted that Microsoft has entered into this agreement with Nu Horizons as a Windows® Embedded Authorised Distributor,” states Phil Gee, Vice President of Sales EMEA for Nu Horizons Electronics. “Customers can now get industry leading embedded operating systems and complementary embedded processing products from Atmel, Marvell and Xilinx, plus peripheral products, all from the same source. Nu Horizons will now work with Microsoft to drive the Windows® Embedded brand as the flagship of their offering to build market share in the embedded space.”
The Windows Embedded product portfolio includes: Windows® Embedded CE for small-footprint devices that require a componentised, real-time operating system; Windows® Embedded Standard (the next generation of Windows® XP Embedded), a fully componentised version of which is scalable as low as 40MB with a bootable kernel; Windows® Embedded POSReady (the next generation of Windows® Embedded Point of Service), targeted at point of service applications; the Windows® Embedded Enterprise Family, which are fully functional versions of Microsoft’s Windows desktop operating systems for applications such as kiosks; and Windows® Embedded Server, a fully functional version of Microsoft’s server operating systems.