Windows Embedded is a group of Microsoft operating systems that are designed to be run and used on embedded computer systems. The embedded computer systems that run these operating systems include small-footprint, real-time devices and Point-of-Sales systems like those in kiosks, small-footprint, headless systems, automotive computers, automation devices, hand held mobile devices, digital signage, and more.
Choose Windows Embedded Standard to enable advanced enterprise devices to run thousands of existing Windows applications and drivers. Experience a rich set of componentized embedded OS technologies. Specific embedded enabling features allow you to tailor the OS to your device. With Windows Embedded Standard, you can optimize the size of the OS footprint on your device because you can select just the drivers, services, and applications you need.
These products are fully functional versions of Microsoft's desktop OS, intended for use in an embedded solution consisting of purpose-built hardware and application software. Developers use Windows for Embedded Enterprise for its visual and differentiated user interfaces, connectivity capabilities, and reliability in building secure applications. It's for dedicated embedded devices that require custom interfaces and fully functioning Windows desktop.
Windows Embedded CE/Compact is a componentized, realtime, and small-footprint operating system with full access to the system’s source code. Create devices with an immersive user interface, a rich browsing experience, and a unique connection to Windows PCs, servers, and services by using familiar tools such as Visual Studio.
Microsoft© SQL Server© for embedded systems is binary identical to Microsoft SQL Server, and is intended for use in embedded solutions consisting of purpose-built hardware running the Windows Embedded Server Operating System and application software. Microsoft SQL Server for Embedded Systems builds on a strong foundation and proven capabilities, providing OEMs with a robust database for their embedded applications deployed on server appliances.
Windows® Embedded Server is binary identical to Windows Server, 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 allows OEMs to more easily design, build, and deploy dedicated solutions.
Windows Embedded POSReady is a flexible OS designed to seamlessly connect point-of-service solutions with peripherals, servers, and services. In this increasingly connected world, businesses need a platform that helps ease the transition from transaction processing to enhanced customer service and relationship building.
Windows 10 IoT is a family of Windows 10 editions targeted towards a wide range of intelligent devices, from small industrial gateways to larger, more complex devices like point of sales terminals and ATMs. Combined with the latest Microsoft development tools and Azure IoT services, partners can gather, store and process data, creating actionable business intelligence that affects business outcomes. Partners building solutions based on Windows 10 IoT will realize expanded opportunities when they harness the full breadth of Microsoft technologies to offer end-to-end solutions.