Electrocomponents launches global tech company OKdo
Electrocomponents, the company behind RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation, has launched OKdo, a new global technology business to focus on single-board computing (SBC) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
OKdo seeks to provide end-to-end support for all SBC and IoT segments, spanning makers, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, educators and reseller partners. Under the banner ‘Design the World’, it will deliver a combination of hardware, software, development support and manufacturing services to inspire and enable customers to generate new ideas and turn them into commercial reality.
“OKdo is testament to our passion for innovation,” said Electrocomponents CEO Lindsley Ruth. “It brings SBC and IoT customers the latest products, solutions and ideas to inspire and enable them to create technology that makes life better.”
OKdo will build on existing relationships with SBC leaders including Arduino, BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi. Customers will also reap the benefits of new partnerships with influential technology companies including Arm, NXP, Broadcom, Intel and Seeed, plus rising tech start-ups like Zerynth and The Things Industries.
“OKdo is a business built on partnerships,” said Richard Curtin, OKdo’s Global SVP, Technology. “We’re working with some of the best technology companies on the planet to bring the latest products and innovations to more people around the world, wherever they are on their SBC and IoT journey.”
The company website, www.okdo.com, features an extensive SBC and IoT technology portfolio, as well as a range of new services. OKdo’s projects portal will help makers connect and bounce ideas off each other, while entrepreneurs and industrial designers will benefit from manufacturing and prototyping support, as well as a free cloud-based IoT development platform.
OKdo has also deployed a global sales team to support business customers.
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