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Consumer Practice

In the consumer electronics industry, time-to-market is the typical test of a company's agility—but time-to-revenue determines a company's longevity. Short product life cycles drive the need for even shorter product development cycles, so consumer electronics manufacturers must focus on the stages of the development cycle that add the most value to their products. Given this brief, critical window, you can't afford to pick the wrong vendor.

As part of our comprehensive consumer solution, the Wind River Consumer Services Practice consists of a team of engineers with extensive industry experience delivering design, integration, and optimization services tailored to the needs of consumer devices clients. Combined with Wind River Education Services and support network, the Consumer Services Practice improves time-to-revenue by delivering reliable, high-quality solutions quickly and cost-effectively.

Benefits:

  • High-quality, on time, on budget. Our services team has proven expertise in completing device software projects for the consumer industry. We know how to manage complex development and integration tasks, ensuring excellent quality and timely delivery.
  • Focus on adding value. By co-sourcing your integration and development work with Wind River Consumer Services, you can concentrate on projects that will deliver higher value and sustainable competitive advantage for your company.
  • Insider ecosystem knowledge. Our consultants excel at configuring Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices to perform optimally with our hardware and software partner's products. We leverage this in-depth knowledge to deliver the best solution for your business, cutting development costs and speeding time-to-revenue.


Why Wind River

Specialized Expertise
Wind River's global team of more than 140 device engineers understands the networking and integration requirements that consumer device manufacturers must meet, and we've built our platforms to address those needs. If you or your customers have unique requirements, Wind River can also create a customized solution. Our extensive industry experience includes power management and media management, as well as other market-specific services designed to keep your development project on track.

IP Portfolio
While becoming industry experts, we've assembled a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) that supports our services practice. Using this portfolio of customizations, accelerators, and enhancements can reduce the cost of your solution and decrease your time to completion. Wind River Professional Services will seamlessly integrate our IP into your solution and tailor it according to your needs.

Methodology
Wind River works within a precisely structured methodology that ensures your project will be completed within the estimated time and at or below the estimated cost, with the top-notch quality you expect. Project execution involves a set of management and development processes based on industry standards, as documented in the Project Management Institute's Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The PMBOK was compiled from the best practices of project managers across many markets and disciplines, and Wind River has applied these best practices to our industry-leading project management approach.