Embedded World: We're Everywhere! (Almost)
Yesterday saw us at Embedded World in Nürnberg, Germany for the first of the show’s three days. Last year saw over 30,000 visitors and almost 1,000 exhibitors—and the organizers are expecting more of both in 2017. If you’re in the embedded computing business, as we are, this is the place to be.
The show actually represents an important milestone for us, as it’s the first time Abaco and our recent acquisition 4DSP have worked side-by-side at a European trade show. What we had to show—and to talk about to the many visitors who stopped by our stand (4-518, on the DSP Valley)—reflected that, with the SBC328 single board computer and RES3244 rugged Ethernet switch sitting alongside the CES820 and CESCC820 mission ready systems. It was an excellent demonstration of the new breadth of our capability.
It was, as always, good to meet with our existing customers—but we also got the opportunity to talk to many companies with whom we haven’t previously done business. Whether customers or prospective customers, though, they were very interested in the possibilities created by combining the different solutions together.
Just as exciting, though, was to see Abaco products featured prominently on the stands of other exhibitors. On the NVIDIA booth, both the GC1000 proof of concept (find out more on our Project Elroy page) and the 326 GFLOPS mCOM10-K1 COM Express module featured prominently—while AMD was showcasing the capabilities of our FORCE2 graphics/mission computer, driving a complex instrumentation panel.
Today will be the busiest day of the show, and we’re looking forward to engaging in back-to-back discussions with visitors that we expect to be very productive in terms of driving business.