Windows Embedded CE
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 allows you to develop small-footprint devices with a componentized, real-time operating system. The componentized features in Windows Embedded CE are optimized for small devices with limited memory and processing resources, for mobile devices that require power management capabilities, next-generation devices that require rich networking and communications standards, or for real-time devices that require deterministic responses to interrupts. Examples of Windows Embedded CE-based devices range from consumer devices like media players and CIDs to enterprise class devices like industrial controls.
Windows Embedded Standard
(Next generation of Windows XP Embedded)
Windows Embedded Standard is a fully componentized version of the Windows operating system. Windows Embedded Standard allows you to develop devices that seamlessly plug into enterprise infrastructure. Windows Embedded Standard includes some of the latest Windows desktop technologies like Silverlight®, .NET Framework 3.5, Internet Explorer® 7, Windows Media® Player 11 and RDP 6.1 that can be used by device manufacturers to enable embedded scenarios. With Windows Embedded Standard, you can optimize the size of the OS footprint on your device because you can select only the drivers, services, and applications you need. By using only the components you need, you can reduce development time, optimize operating system size, lower hardware costs, and scale as low as 40MB in size with a bootable kernel. Windows Embedded Standard is used in devices such as thin clients, multi-function printers, kiosks, etc.
Windows Embedded POSReady
(Next generation of Windows Embedded Point of Service)
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 capabilities and benefits include Connectivity: With built-in networking capabilities and standards-based plug-and-play support, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 easily connects to peripherals, servers and services and works seamlessly with a broad range of retail applications. High-Confidence: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 reduces costs and increases security by customizing the operating system to use only the components required by the POS solution. Endless Possibilities: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 delivers the reliability, familiarity and manageability of the Windows operating system and supports the latest Microsoft technologies, including the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player 11, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft SQL Server® Express and Microsoft Office Viewers.
Windows Embedded Enterprise
Windows Embedded Enterprise products are fully functional versions of the Windows desktop operating system intended to power dedicated embedded devices that require Windows-based application compatibility and the flexibility to deploy a custom user interface. When footprint size is not an issue, developers use Windows Embedded Enterprise for its visual and differentiated user interfaces, connectivity capabilities, and reliability in building secure applications. Successful applications using Windows Embedded Enterprise include kiosks, ATM systems, POS devices, kiosks, complex industrial automation controllers, and gaming machines.
Windows Embedded NavReady
Windows Embedded NavReady™ is an operating system and set of development tools that allows you to build handheld portable navigation devices (PNDs) that connect to online services, Bluetooth capable mobile phones, Windows-based PCs, and the Internet. Windows Embedded NavReady is based on Windows Embedded CE. PNDs built on Windows Embedded NavReady provide location-aware services and connect to other devices to make hands-free phone calls, stream music, and exchange data.
Windows Embedded Server
Windows Embedded Server is a fully functional version of the Windows Server operating system with built-in security, reliability, and availability features intended for use in an embedded solution consisting of purpose-built hardware and application software. Windows Embedded Server is used to build a wide variety of stand-alone server solutions and is a perfect complement for back end servers connected to clients and devices running other Windows Embedded products for end-to-end vertical solutions such as telecommunications, industrial solutions, and security and surveillance.