Kontron awarded VDC Platinum Embedded Board Vendor
Kontron retains Platinum status five years in a row
The award ratings are generated entirely from user feedback entered into an impartial model to objectively reflect user satisfaction, explains Eric Heikkila, Director of Embedded Hardware and Systems at VDC. Users rate embedded vendors according to more than 45 selection criteria. The most important criteria for 2008 were price, product availability/delivery, technical support, experience/relationship with vendor and reliable/long-lived products. Maintaining Platinum status every year is an outstanding achievement, especially for a large vendor with global presence.
Kontron is one of only three companies to retain Platinum status over the last five years. Long-term availability of the highest quality services is exactly what embedded customers require. Retaining the VDC Platinum award honors Kontron's sustained strong customer focus. More importantly, it gives customers an independent guide for building satisfying long-term relationships with reliable, world leading embedded computer vendors capable of best meeting the most important and rigorous criteria.
"To retain our Platinum status for the fifth consecutive year is an honor and testament to Kontron's continued focus and dedication to its customers, says Ulrich Gehrmann, CEO of Kontron. This is a clear message that Kontron offers customers the highest quality service and support for embedded computer technology.
Kontron designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com