Windows Embedded
Windows® Embedded

Application integration using powerful Windows® XP Embedded and Windows® Embedded Standard

Branding your own operating system

Imagine being able to develop a product that uses the power of the Windows® operating system, but that is branded as your own, dedicated system.

The definition of an embedded system is simply a device that has a dedicated, or "application specific" purpose. Devices such as:

  • Consumer Appliances – such as set-top boxes or Internet videophones
  • Industrial Control Units – such as vision inspection or process control units
  • Retail Devices – such as Point of Sale (POS) or stock control devices
  • IT devices such as Firewall units or Print servers
  • Telephony devices such as fax machines or auto diallers
  • Internet and Information Kiosks

An Embedded device does not normally look like a PC to the user. Instead, a custom front-end (called the "shell") is usually designed to offer the user just the functionality required by the appliance. Your embedded device can be branded as required, and the functionality locked down to provide a dedicated set of functionality.

Rich functionality, cost-effectiveness and rapid development

Behind this façade, however, lies the full potential power of Windows®, giving rich functionality and support for database, audio, video, network devices or any other device that has support under the desktop versions of Windows®.

By exploiting the rapid development offered by Visual Studio .NET , Windows® Embedded designs can be cost-effective and viable with quantities as low as a few dozen units per year – unlike many custom hardware solutions for which large volumes are required to offset the significant development costs. The application of Windows® Embedded features, such as the "enhanced write filter", combined with selection of industrial grade hardware helps ensure the long-term stability of the product in the field.

WyeTec are able to help select the best components for your solution, and we also offer an assembly and test facility for complete units. We can thus offer a complete solution for your XP Embedded requirements. To learn more about Windows® Embedded click here or contact WyeTec today to discuss your project or proposal.

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Embedded operating systems feature in a whole host of dedicated equipment - cash machines, games consoles, test and measurement equipment to name but a few. Windows® Embedded Standard and Windows® 7 Embedded are the latest customisable versions of the mainstream Windows® operating system, and an area in which WyeTec have developed a strong skills base.

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