Augsburg, Germany, June 6, 2016 – Kontron, a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT), today announced it has signed a partner agreement with Connect Tech, Inc. to extend complementary Computer-on-Module products into each company’s respective portfolio offering. As a full service hardware design company that specializes in rugged, small form factor solutions, Connect Tech specializes in both COTS and customization of carrier boards for many industry standards. The agreement gives embedded systems OEMs more options in the availability of module-based solutions and modification services, enabling them to more quickly develop, scale and deploy a broader range of small form factor applications.

Kontron has more than 14 years of experience delivering proven Computer-on-Module products that have become the preferred solutions of application developers. As a driving influencer of standards-based modules and a member of PICMG® and SMARC™ consortiums, Kontron understands the support customers need to help them reduce time-to-market. Kontron will display solutions of COM Express® and SMARC Computer-on-Modules with Connect Tech carrier boards at EUROSATORY, in booth #C681, Hall 6, June 13-17 at the Defence & Security International Exhibition, Paris.

“This collaboration is a win for our embedded customers. The additional product availability offered by Connect Tech and Kontron ensure our customers have greater embedded computing options specifically matched to their application requirements. It also means they have just the right solutions they need to more rapidly meet market opportunities and shrinking time-to-deployment schedules” said Michele Kasza, Vice President of Sales at Connect Tech.

“Standards-based and scalable design flexibility is what our customers demand today. As system density increases and power levels must fall, developers want ready access to a full array of building block platforms that give them multi-core performance, ultra-low power consumption, and the features needed to differentiate their products and gain a competitive advantage,” said Kevin Rhoads, Executive Vice President of the Avionics, Transportation and Defense business unit at Kontron. “With increased module and carrier board choices afforded now by Kontron and Connect Tech, our customers can better satisfy the dynamic requirements of demanding next-generation applications.”

For more detailed information on the products offered by Kontron and Connect Tech, please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/products/boards-and-standard-form-factors/com-express
http://connecttech.com/product-category/form-factors/com-express/

About Connect Tech, Inc.:
For 30 years, Connect Tech has built a solid reputation for expertise in providing professional design services, delivering unsurpassed technical support and developing innovative products for embedded applications. Our products include commercial off-the-shelf and modified solutions for COM Express®, Qseven, SMARC Carriers, Single Board Computers, GPU solutions, Rugged Tablets, Cellular/Satellite M2M, FPGA, Digital & Analog I/O, Power Supplies, Enclosures, CAN Controllers, Solid State Drives, Ethernet-to-Serial, Multi-port Serial Cards, Adapters & Development Tools.

About Kontron:
Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, provides a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services. Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms, bringing to life numerous technologies and applications. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total- cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.

Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”.

For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com