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Business Excellence Awards 2020

Powering the next generation of intelligent devices and systems: Bsquare

Powering the next generation of intelligent devices and systems: Bsquare

Bsquare provides a suite of software and services that enables customers to build and operate the next generation of intelligent devices and systems. These IoT devices and systems help customers connect and manage their assets at scale, drive intelligent actions through data science, and reduce costs by identifying and resolving issues on devices in real time. Bsquare meetsits customers where they are in their digital transformation with trusted, secure, scalable, and connected edge-to-cloud solutions. Bsquare works side-by-side with trusted partners Microsoft and Intel to ensure thattheir customers are on the leading edge of technology. For 25 years, Bsquare has served its global customer base fromoffices in Bellevue, Washington and the United Kingdom.

Embedded OS Software and Services

For more than 25 years, Bsquare has helped companies embed Microsoft Windows operating systems in their smart devices. Today they support all Windows IoT and embedded OS products as well as Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, QNX, and ThreadX.Bsquare offers a complete suite of embedded OS services and utility software to customize, lock down, manage, and maintain your systems. For Microsoft Windows IoT systems that need additional security lockdown capabilities, they offer McAfee Embedded Security Products.As an Authorized Microsoft Windows IoT Distributor, Bsquare has partnered with Microsoft since 1994 on embedded intelligent device solutions. As product and licensing experts, together with their engineers, Bsquare will help you with your Windows IoT solutions from conception to deployment. Windows 10 IoT is a version of Windows 10 made specifically for IoT solutions that offers complete management of and security for embedded devices. There are two versions, Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to run a single app on small hardware, running only one Universal Windows Platform app in the foreground at a time. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise has all the features of Windows 10 Enterprise, plus advanced lockdown features and long-term support, enabling Windows 10 IoT Enterprise to be a great fit for embedded systems such as ATM machines, digital signs, industrial automation systems, kiosks, medical devices, and point of sale.

Windows Server IoT 2019 bridges on-premises computing with Azure services, enabling hybrid computing scenarios. Windows Server IoT 2019 is also a full version of Windows Server that delivers enterprise manageability and security to IoT solutions for the OEM channel. Windows Server IoT 2019 is a Long-Term Servicing Channel offering that allows you to build fixed purpose, industry-specific solutions for security, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Why Bsquare

Bsquare is a software company with more than 25 years of Windows IoT and Windows Embedded licensing experience. With their specialized embedded skills and knowledge, they can offer licensing and compliance advice, up-to-date product information, and nimble inventory management and forecasting. Bsquare also provides direct access to Windows OS Support from Microsoft. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise on the Long Term Support Channel (LTSC) has 10 years of support, including a minimum of five years of Mainstream Support followed by five years of Extended Support. LTSC provides the support needed for systems that are deployed in the field and require longer term servicing and stability.

Meet the leader behind the success of Bsquare

Ralph joined Bsquare in March 2019 as president, CEO, and board member. Ralph is a highly accomplished business leader with a wide range of experience using technology to create innovative products, services, and business models. Prior to joining Bsquare, Ralph was president and CEO of Carena, a pioneer in the development of virtual health care delivery until its acquisition by Avizia in 2017. Ralph served as SVP of Corporate Development until Avizia’s acquisition by American Well in July 2018. Prior to Carena, Ralph was managing director of venture investments at Vulcan Capital where he was actively involved in the investment, growth, and operations of the firm’s technology portfolio companies.

“We help companies realize the promise of IoT through the development of intelligent devices and systems that are cloud-enabled, share data seamlessly, facilitate distributed learning and control, and operate securely at scale.”


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