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What is an OEM product? What does OEM mean?
Posted by on 12 October 2015 02:59 AM

What is an OEM product? What does OEM mean?


OEM generally means "original equipment manufacturer. " Sometimes it is referred to as "bulk packed", "white box", "brown box" and "gray market".

Almost all PC component and software vendors make two versions of the same product based on a difference in the distribution channels. Retail ("distribution") is the main consumer channel, whilst OEM (to various systems manufacturers) is another. The retail channel typically uses colourful retail boxed products, with installation manuals, software CDs etc. Of course the cost of making the nice-looking packages is passed on to you, the customer.

Retail packages are also more voluminous, and therefore cost more to ship. The OEM channel distributes products mainly to system builders and integrators, like big tech companies and embedded systems designers. These bulk-pack products do not have fancy packaging materials and are often produced in much higher volume, both of which result in much lower prices that are not generally available to the public. The OEM products are of the same quality as their retails counterparts.

This allows our customers to benefit from substantially reduced capital costs and much improved
return on investment (R.O.I.).

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