Partner Spotlight: Akita Electronics Systems Co. Ltd.

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 5, 2011 —
Akita Electronics Systems is an independent software vendor, systems integrator and has been a Windows Embedded Gold partner for over a decade. Since 1998, the company has worked to develop software platforms to help automakers deliver the highest quality navigation and infotainment systems possible.

As a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Yu Ito, manager of the embedded software group at Akita Electronics Systems, works closely with Microsoft Japan to offer consulting and support for real-time infotainment systems on Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Automotive (both current and existing platforms).

In addition, Ito-san spends time advocating development seminars, often sponsored by Microsoft, to sales companies throughout Japan. These sessions offer developers and manufacturers a deep-dive on Windows Embedded technologies and how they support the development of innovative market solutions across many industries. Windows Embedded CE seminars have been well received by sales companies throughout the country, Ito-san said.

Ito-san also expresses his craftsmanship through writing. He’s been featured in an array of technology-focused magazines throughout Japan — offering technical write-ups and descriptions on popular products and Windows Embedded’s role in the development of these technologies. He enjoys collaborating on projects with other MVPs and has been referenced in publications such as Interface and a handful of embedded software press outlets, to name a few.

Part of the excellence of Akita Electronics Systems revolves around the company’s work with Japanese car navigation manufacturers. Using Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Automotive software, Akita Electronics Systems supports the development of in-car infotainment systems characterized by faster startups, low system loads and overall higher quality system performance. Getting the most out of a given device’s hardware and software is a priority for Akita Electronics Systems and something that has resulted in numerous accolades for providing best-in-class technical support to suppliers in the Japanese market.

In an industry that demands high-speed connectivity and access to large volumes of data, Ito-san and his team of professionals with Akita Electronics Systems work hard to deliver — not only to the navigation- makers wanting the latest, but ultimately to the end users interacting with these devices in their vehicles every day. Focusing on things from bootloader development to USB drivers, the business helps to bring software speeds of 160 Mbps to automakers who deploy the software systems as part of their in-vehicle solutions.

To find more information about Akita Electronics Systems or other Microsoft Windows Embedded experts, check out the Windows Embedded partners page. Here you will have access to all Windows Embedded Partners and can search by device, partner type, country or expertise. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the continuation of the Partner Spotlight Series, as our focus shifts to North America.

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