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31 03, 2011

Compact 7 Launch Success at Microsoft

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Compact 7, Event|0 Comments

Our Compact 7 launch event at Microsoft Campus on Tuesday was very well attended, with most of the 80+ registered delegates arriving eventually despite a local traffic meltdown. Following Lorraine Bardeen's inspiring keynote, excellent sessions from ARM, Freescale, TI, UICentric and Captec were alternated with Compact 7 sessions from Direct Insight...

26 10, 2010

New WES7 version no help to kiosks

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OEMs producing Kiosk-like devices, and hesitating to embrace Windows Embedded Standard 7 because they are forced to use the top-spec WS7P version, are not helped by the announcement of a new “SKU” (Stock Keeping Unit) to accompany WS7P and WS7E.

Called WS7C, the latest SKU of Standard 7 has a mix of features aimed at the […]

27 05, 2010

Windows Embedded Standard 7 vs 2009

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 May 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In considering the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 and 2009, in the main, we’re talking about the differences between Windows 7 and Windows XP on which the two are based, which are considerable. Windows 7 brings various new features, which may hold value depending on the nature of the embedded product under consideration.

Let’s look at some of the features of […]

10 05, 2010

Cheat Sheet: Windows Embedded Standard 7

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 May 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is it?: It’s Windows 7 sliced and diced and, indeed, a little spiced up for use in embedded devices

And it differs from Windows 7 how, exactly?: It’s componentized, so it’s smaller and can be booted from a solid state device. It has “embedded enabling features”, plus its own tools to create and deploy an […]

29 03, 2010

Digital Signage, Kiosks Use New PoE Standard

By | 2010-03-29T10:47:40+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The  new Power-over-Ethernet standard IEEE 802.3at-2009, doubling the available power to 25W is interesting in that it greatly increases the number and type of in-premises applications that can be powered in this way.

An Atom-powered processor board takes about 4W, which with the old system only left 9W max for a screen. Now that figure is increased […]

22 02, 2010

Anyone for Embedded MSDN Subscription?

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 February 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There’s now an MSDN subscription for users of Windows CE and Windows Embedded Standard. It’s officially called “Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Embedded Subscription”.

It’s an alternative way to acquire the required development tools (Platform Builder, Target Designer, etc), and a good deal for many users because you get absolutely everything. The toolkits for […]

18 02, 2010

Windows Embedded Standard 7

By | 2010-02-18T16:11:26+00:00 February 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That’s the official name for the next version of Windows Embedded Standard. It’s an all-new implementation of the componentized version of Windows for embedded use, which, as the name suggests, is based on Windows 7 rather than XPe as before.

That means it doesn’t necessarily replace WES 2009 in all applications, so as well as how […]