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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 · 0 min read

Dewesoft and HBK Announce a New Joint Venture Blueberry

Have you ever dreamed that you could combine data acquisition hardware from different companies and use it all with your favorite data acquisition software or programming tools? Historically this has not been possible, because each DAQ manufacturer designed its own unique hardware and software. In many cases, even instruments from the same manufacturer could not be combined. 

Dewesoft's president Dr. Jure Knez and HBK's CTO/SVP Electronics & Software Jens Wiegand sign the joint venture agreement

HBK and Dewesoft, two of the five largest DAQ companies in the world, have joined forces to create a common SDK standard called Blueberry. The Blueberry SDK will be at the heart of all products developed by both companies, allowing the customers to enjoy amazing interoperability among and between both companies’ products. Together, we have created a new joint venture company called Blueberry to manage the SDK. The new company is based in Slovenia.

Blueberry logo

Jure Knez, President of Dewesoft, and Jens Wiegand, CTO of HBK, agreed that “this new and exciting joint venture will allow both HBK and Dewesoft to bring their respective next-generation of DAQ platforms to the market significantly faster than was previously possible.
In addition, jointly developed new hardware and software standards will help accelerate the creation of an open ecosystem that other industry participants can also use, benefiting their customers.”

The SDK, combined with a range of compliant hardware platforms available from both Dewesoft and HBK, will allow our customers to independently choose hardware and operate it in any supported programming language or application software. Customers can continue to use the Dewesoft and HBK software that they are currently using - nothing is being taken away.

Both companies will continue as independent entities. The only change is that they will design their new products according to the Blueberry SDK standard, ensuring the interoperability of their products. There has never before been such an extensive interoperability standard spearheaded by such major players in the DAQ industry. This alignment is regarded as a major step forward that will ultimately become hugely beneficial to customers and the industry in general.

About Dewesoft

Dewesoft provides its customers with test and measurement solutions recognized in industries worldwide - automotive, aerospace, defense, transportation, power, and more. Rooted in Slovenia, employee-owned, and completely self-financed, Dewesoft transforms customer needs into products that deliver the fastest, most efficient, and intuitive user experience possible. Their constant aim is to create moments that elevate their customers’ business.

About HBK

HBK (Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer) delivers value beyond measure by helping companies bring safer, more energy-efficient, and innovative products to life – faster. They provide a complete portfolio of solutions across the test and measurement product life cycle, that unite the physical world of sensors, testing, and measurement with the digital world of simulation, modeling software, and analysis.

According to Dewesoft Founder and President Jure Knez, “The skills, expertise, and wisdom of HBK combined with the agility and passion of Dewesoft will create magic. We’ve already seen it after half a year of working together on the SDK. Both companies would be capable of creating such an SDK independently, but we strongly believe that the Blueberry standard will bring even larger benefits, especially to our valued customers and the industry at large.”