Windows Embedded intends to provide 2 types of solutions. one is platforms (box of Legos that allow OEMs to build whatever they want), and vertical solutions addressing specific needs of a particular market.
For the Point Of Service market, Microsoft was proposing Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 till now, an installable OS based on Windows XP Embedded. Now you can download the next version of POSReady that is based on Windows 7. In addition to benefit from Windows 7 features, POSReady 7 brings specific features that will allow for more secure kiosks, self-Check-in machines, Cash Registers,… These features include
You can already download the public CTP of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 here.