A couple of weeks ago, we announced the availability of Windows Embedded 8 Pro and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, bringing a modern OS with tons of capabilities to edge devices within intelligent systems.
Building on that announcement, today were making available Windows Embedded 8 Industry. The name reflects a broad scope of possibilities to further expand the Windows Embedded 8 family across a range of industries and targeted intelligent system scenarios.
When we began this journey years ago targeting retail POS devices with Windows Embedded POSReady, the Internet of Things and the concept of intelligent systems were still in their infancy. As weve seen the sophistication of intelligent systems evolve over the past few years, its become clear how many powerful opportunities exist beyond just retail — manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and more.
Windows Embedded 8 Industry provides a fixed-image OS that is especially suited to power industry devices, control panels, kiosks, and yes, POS terminals. It provides a single image with lockdown features and embedded enhancements that will make the next generation of industry devices smarter, better connected, more secure, and more user friendly.
Windows Embedded 8 Industry also provides app compatibility across devices, whether youre building one from scratch or re-imaging existing ones with a modern OS with an intuitive user interface. It also makes Windows Embedded 8 Industry easy to deploy, and easy to manage.