Posted By John BoladianMarketing Director, Asia Pacific & Greater China
Taiwan is a highly competitive market for Windows Embedded OEMs/ODMs, and growing more so each year. My colleague Alan Lee, Windows Embedded Business Lead for Taiwan, shares his thoughts on the increasing momentum there of intelligent systems.
In the recent years, Taiwan has become a world-class computer design and manufacturing country. A majority of the players are small- and medium-sized companies who started their business as PC original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and later utilized their skills and expertise in embedded computing to make a mark in different industries that include POS, KIOSK, industrial PC and military.
Microsoft Windows Embedded recently unveiled a series of products during its Road Map announcement and it has the industry excited, as many of our customers and partners are anticipating new and exciting ways to enhance technology with intelligent systems.
The intelligent systems market in Asia, including Taiwan, is experiencing explosive growth. In Taiwan, we have more than 20 OEM/ODMs that are currently evaluating the community technology preview (CTP) for Windows Embedded Standard 8, and over 120 projects have been completed and are being tested for Windows Embedded 8. Device categories include PPC, IPC, POS, industrial table, medicaland many more.
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Posted By Garrett ClarkeSenior Business Development and Strategy Manager
As many of my colleagues have mentioned in their blogs over the past few months, we are seeing an increasing trend from autonomous devices toward ones that are truly connected and part of a much broader ecosystem. This shift in the embedded industry toward Intelligent Systems is further accelerated by the desire of enterprises to obtain a competitive advantage through increased knowledge about their customers and their business. It is truly an exciting time as the number of devices that are part of an Intelligent System is expected to nearly double by 2015 according to IDC. Clearly the application for Intelligent Systems spans many industries including Retail, Manufacturing, Auto, and Health. However, since I have spent the last 10 years (or so) working in healthcare, I wanted to share some of the thoughts I have on some usage scenarios of Intelligent Systems in health.
Enabling the Connection to the Patient at Home:The impact that Intelligent Systems have on the healthcare has many similarities to that of other industries (i.e. reuse of data, cost reduction, timely access to information….) but it also has some distinct advantages. Most importantly, improved outcomes for patients. Many device manufacturers are now making devices that patients can use at home that will automatically connect the patient back to the provider or caregiver through the cloud. This streamlined integration increases the frequency that a provider or caregiver receives critical health metrics (blood pressure, blood glucose levels, weight, etc.). These “Connected Health” scenarios allows for greater collaboration across the provider, patient, and caregiver potentially allowing action to be taken prior to an acute event occurring.
Posted By Windows Embedded Team
The September 2013 Optional Update for Windows Embedded 8 Standard is now available on MyOEM.
This update contains:
If you have questions on accessing MyOEM, please email the OEM Customer Communications Care Team at OEM@microsoft.com.
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The July 2012 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady7.
The list below applies to Windows Embedded POSReady 7:
Posted By Windows Embedded Team
The June 2014 Windows XP Embedded SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 security updates are now available.