MBX Wins 2019 Channel Partner Award for Custom Hardware Solution

April 23, 2019

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (April 23, 2019) – Custom computing hardware manufacturer MBX Systems has been named the winner in the Brand Builder category of the inaugural Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards for a project enabling a video surveillance customer to quickly build market share against established vendors. The company received the award this month during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

MBX’s winning project involved developing a turnkey hardware deployment solution for a new video management software product designed for casinos, schools, hospitals, and police departments. The software initially required do-it-yourself installation and integration on commercial servers, adding setup time and overhead that limited sales opportunities.

To help improve the customer’s go-to-market strategy, MBX engineered a custom Network Video Recorder (NVR) server that is delivered with the software pre-installed, configured to the specifications of each end customer’s installation, and affordably priced to ensure competitive viability. The platform is:

  • Engineered with a white box server and custom components to achieve an optimal price-performance ratio compared to ready-made servers
  • Configurable in 60+ permutations from base units built to stock, supporting up to 126 cameras, up to 96 TB of video storage, and either Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Custom configured for each end customer with MBX Hatch™, an industry-first software toolset that eliminates the need to spec each system component by component while also providing other exclusive engineering, order and inventory tracking features that streamline hardware program management
  • Managed end-to-end by MBX, enabling the customer to outsource hardware engineering, manufacturing, product lifecycle management, regulatory certifications, inventory management, fulfillment, and hardware support
  • The NVR solution has been instrumental in driving adoption of the customer’s video management software, helping the customer exceed sales forecasts, increasing sales of security cameras connected to the system, and creating a strong software-related revenue stream that did not previously exist.

“We specialize in complex, high-variability hardware solutions that require extensive customization, advanced engineering and high-touch support,” said MBX president Chris Tucker. “This award recognizes the challenges involved in executing this kind of hardware program, and the role we can play in helping ISVs and other customers build their brand by improving the user experience for the end customer.”

The Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards, presented for the first time this year, recognize channel partners including agents, VARs, dealers, system integrators, managed service providers, consultants and other partner firms who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Applicants submitted case studies of projects they had completed in the previous year. Submissions were judged by the Channel Partners editorial staff and members of the Channel Partners Advisory Board. A complete list of winners is posted here.

About MBX Systems | Now part of AHEAD

MBX Systems, now part of AHEAD, is a leading provider of engineered hardware systems for software companies and service providers that deploy technology as integrated hardware/software solutions. Building on three decades of experience and product deployments in 185 countries, MBX Systems provides advanced engineering, manufacturing, and logistics services as well as industry-leading Hatch supply chain orchestration software for customers, delivering visibility into all aspects of their hardware data and operations. Hardware solutions are integrated in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified facilities using the award-winning Forge manufacturing infrastructure to automate customers' scalable manufacturing requirements for faster time to market. For more information, visit

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