Embedded solutions refer to the combination of hardware, software and services which enable companies to develop products that are able to interact with one another, providing greater control and improved functionality. Embedded solutions enable companies to take advantage of the advances in miniaturization and digital technologies to create devices with higher performance and smaller form factors. These solutions are often used in industrial applications, such as process control, automotive safety, medical devices, home automation, etc. Embedded solutions are most often used to simplify the development process by offering one cohesive solution comprising hardware, software and services. This reduces the amount of time needed for development and provides for a more cost-effective approach to product development.