Windows Embedded Industry

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Windows Embedded Industry
A release of the Windows Embedded operating system
POSReady.PNG
A screenshot of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Working state Publicly released
Source model Closed source / Shared source
Latest release 8.1
Available in Multilingual (32 languages)[which?]
Kernel type Hybrid
Default user interface Graphical
License Proprietary commercial software
Official website microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-embedded-pos-ready.aspx

Windows Embedded Industry (Formerly Windows Embedded POSReady) is an operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows Embedded line of products [1] designed for use in Industrial Devices such as cash registers, automated teller machines, and self service checkouts.[2]

Versions[edit]

Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
This was a specially designed subversion of Windows XP Embedded with SP2 designed for use in Point of Service situations. It is the first version of Windows Embedded that can use the Windows Update Agent to update an installed and deployed image. Mainstream support with SP3 ended on April 12, 2011 and extended support ends on April 12, 2016.[3] When the new Microsoft Lifecycle Support policy for Internet Explorer goes into effect on January 12, 2016 IE6 support will be dropped from not only WEPOS, but all currently supported embedded platforms. WEPOS will also be the last supported platform for IE7 after this date.[4]
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Based on Windows XP Service Pack 3, this version offers more features over Windows Embedded for Point of Service such as Full Localization and XPF Support if .NET Framework 3.5 or higher installed.[5] Mainstream support ended on April 8, 2014 and extended support ends on April 9, 2019.[6]
Windows Embedded POSReady 7
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is the first version of Windows Embedded Industry to be based on the Windows 7 Platform. It was released in July 2011.[7]
Windows Embedded 8 Industry
Based on Windows 8, Windows Embedded 8 Industry was released in April 2013.[8]
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Based on Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry was released in October 2013.
System requirements[9][10]
OS RAM HDD
Windows Embedded for Point of Service 64 MB 650 MB
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 64 MB 520 MB
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 1 GB 16 GB
Windows Embedded 8 Industry 1 GB 16 GB
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry 1 GB 16 GB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Microsoft Maps Out Its Road Map for Windows Embedded Business". Wireless News. Close-Up Media, Inc. via HighBeam Research. Retrieved 5 May 2012.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Windows Embedded POSReady". Microsoft Website. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Windows Embedded for Point of Service Lifecycle". Microsoft Lifecycle Support Website. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Internet Explorer Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ". Microsoft Lifecycle Support Website. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  5. ^ "POSReady 2009 vs WEPOS 1.1 SP3". Microsoft Download Website. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Windows Embedded POSReady". Microsoft Website. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Embedded "Windows Embedded". Microsoft. 
  8. ^ Volpe, Joseph. "Windows Embedded 8 Industry scheduled for release first week of April". Engadget. AOL Inc. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Windows Embedded POSReady". Microsoft Website. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Windows Embedded POSReady". Microsoft Website. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 

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