Software Appliances for Software Development Companies
Many of the custom systems ConRes builds are used as software appliances – single function systems that are built as the deliverable product of a software development company.
Virtual Manufacturing Role
Working with each software development company, the ConRes OEM/Embedded computing team assumes the role of a virtual manufacturing department, taking on any or all of these production and logistics roles:
- System Integration
- Image Load (OS, Software, Proprietary Software)
- Custom Test Procedures
- System Branding (Logo and custom colors on finished product)
- Branded Product Packaging and Packing Slips
- Warehousing, Just-In-Time deliveries, and Blind-Drop Shipping to Distributor or End User
Small Appliances that Don’t Necessarily Look Like Computers
Software appliances are very similar to other OEM computer products but often with an emphasis on smaller systems that do not look like computers. ConRes has experience building all shape and size computers including, microATX systems, miniITX systems, Thin Clients, systems that operate without a fan “fanless”, and systems suited to function in non-typical environments.
Special Blind-Shipping, Bar-Coding or UPC Coding
With software appliances, ConRes frequently handles the shipment directly to the end user or customer’s wholesale distributor. In these situations, ConRes can blind-ship using the customer’s shipping documentation and can accommodate any special bar-coding or UPC coding that a distributor may require.
Packing Inserts and Documentation also Monitored via ISO-Controlled Bill of Materials
ConRes is capable of making and managing all the package inserts, software media, Open Me First sheets and other documents that are commonly included with appliance-type devices. These components become part of the ISO-controlled bill of materials. Their management and control is handled with the same care as all other parts in the system.