Accelent, Arrow Target Embedded Developers with CE Developer Suite

4/5/2004 - Accelent Systems announced that Arrow OEM Computing Solutions, the division of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW] that provides engineering, integration, manufacturing, and supply chain management services to industrial OEMs and intellectual property-based companies, is distributing a new device development package, the CE Developer Suite. It includes Accelent Systems SchemaBSP Builder and Microsoft Platform Builder. The CE Developer Suite enables embedded software developers to rapidly create platform specific production-ready Board Support Packages (BSPs) necessary for creating images using the Microsoft Windows CE operating system. Building on Accelent Systems existing relationship with Arrow Electronics distributing IDPs in Europe and North America, Arrow OEM Computing Solutions and Accelent Systems will also be partnering on development projects using Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded.

”The CE Developer Suite benefits developers by enabling rapid product development and helps Arrow to better meet its customers’ needs by providing a reliable, flexible solution,” said Ed Allen, director of marketing, Supplier Services, Arrow Electronics.

The CE Developer Suite enables developers to create BSPs and configure OS images for mobile and embedded devices in days versus months. It benefits developers by providing:

“Accelent Systems’ SchemaBSP Builder combined with Platform Builder is an excellent example of how Windows Embedded Partners are reducing the development time for next-generation small-footprint Windows Powered devices,” said Jane Gilson, group product manager, Embedded Devices Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are happy to see Accelent Systems and Arrow Electronics working together to bring new development solutions to the industry.”

Carl Bock, COO for Accelent Systems states, “we are excited about this next step in our relationship with Arrow Electronics. SchemaBSP Builder is being used by many OEMs/ODMs and is becoming the tool of choice among developers. Through our relationship with Arrow, Accelent is now able to offer our customers a high profile channel through which to procure SchemaBSP Builder.”

About Accelent Systems
As a leading embedded device enabler and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE, Windows Powered Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Windows Powered Smartphone-based devices. Supporting ARM based processors; Accelent Systems is an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and an independent Texas Instruments OMAP Technology Center (OTC). Insyde Software recently announced its’ intent to acquire Accelent Systems. The Accelent Systems Group of Insyde Software will provides system software, development platforms and professional services, to expedite devices time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, contact sales at +1-330-864-2300, 1-877-855-8005 (toll free in the US) or visit

About the North American Computer Products group of Arrow Electronics
The North American Computer Products group of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW] is a leading distributor of enterprise and embedded computing systems to resellers and OEM customers in North America. Based in Englewood, CO, the group is comprised of four divisions that make up Enterprise Computing Solutions (Support Net, SBM, MOCA, Enterprise Storage Solutions) and OEM Computing Solutions, which serves industrial OEMs and intellectual property-based companies. Visit all of our divisions at

Arrow Electronics is one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of services to the electronics industry.

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