What Companies Have Succeeded with Android BSPs from Witekio?
Witekio has helped develop and customize Android BSPs for customers in all domains; if you have a use case, there’s a good chance that our team has already worked on something similar or is working on that right now. There are, though, a couple of examples that we point to that demonstrate just how important – and effective – a customized Android BSP can be in accelerating a new connected product’s time to market.
The first is Datalogic. Datalogic’s DL-Axist is a rugged PDA running Android KitKat with a full touchscreen interface for users. Datalogic asked Witekio to help them customize the Android BSP to enable seamless porting and hardware integration with Linux tools. Witekio’s team developed a reliable, customized Android KitKat BSP, improved the Android SDK add-on, made changes to optimize power management, and added an Android hardware abstraction layer. As Daniele Fiorini, VP of R&D Mobile Computing at Datalogic put it, the Witekio team delivered “a talented and seamless system architecture” – just what was needed to get to market fast.
The second is Precor. Precor is a leading connected fitness device company that, in March 2016, released their new top-of-the-line P82 console for their range of cardio equipment. With a NXP i.MX6 board and a Quad Core Cortex-A9 processor running an Android OS, Precor turned to Witekio to adapt the existing i.MX6 Android BSP to their use case. Precor saved time by drawing on Witekio’s strengths in Android BSP development. Thanks to this development work and coupled with Witekio’s hardware proficiency and some high-level software development, Precor rapidly deployed a stable, ready-for-market device.