Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 Partner Quote Sheet

Jan. 12, 2009

NEW YORK — Jan. 12, 2009 — Today, at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention & Expo, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of the latest offering from its Windows Embedded Ready product line for key device categories, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, the next generation of Windows Embedded for Point of Service (POS). Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 is Microsoft’s embedded operating system optimized for OEMs building POS solutions and enterprises using POS devices. This next-generation POS platform is a flexible operating system designed to seamlessly connect POS solutions with peripherals, servers and services.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)

“As AMD provides the embedded processor of choice for many point-of-sale and kiosk systems, we’re looking forward to working with Microsoft Windows Embedded to support the launch of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. The key features of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, combined with AMD’s innovative, high-performance, low-power x86 embedded platforms, help make it easy for customers to quickly create smart, connected, service-oriented systems that will provide customers with a connected retail experience.”

Buddy Broeker

Director, Embedded Computing Solutions Group

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

EBN Technology Corp.

“Our diverse portfolio already consists of many products powered by Windows Embedded for Point of Service. We have the same vision as Microsoft, which is to develop user-friendly and practical POS solutions for our customers. Our success has been based on our wealthy R&D resources and experience. Microsoft’s embedded platforms have brought new capabilities that open our doors to product innovation and new possibilities. As a result, we are always able to release differentiated products from our competitors. Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 once again proves Microsoft’s commitment to the POS industry. We strive to continue this beneficial relationship with Microsoft.”

Kevin Hsieh

Assistant Vice President, Marketing Department

EBN Technology Corp.

Firich Enterprises Co. Ltd.

“POS systems are widely applied in many industries, and we endeavor to satisfy the industry’s ever-evolving needs. Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 gives us heightened flexibility to overcome customization challenges and fulfill specific hardware requirements. Not only do we reduce our software development time, our platforms are also easy to deploy and install. Our customers can expect a more satisfying usage experience.”

Clement Chen

General Manager

Firich Enterprises Co. Ltd.

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

“We have had continued success developing on the Windows Embedded for Point of Service operating system. We are excited for the launch of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and to develop more reliable and better connected devices containing all of the necessary features to create a positive customer experience in any retail environment.”

Larry Fandel

Vice President, Product Operations

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

NCR Corp.

“NCR is excited to be launching the new NCR RealPOS 70XRT, running on Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. Our product is designed to accelerate customer service and return on investment, using business-optimized technologies, innovative retail design and industry-leading serviceability. By combining Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Intel vPro technology, we provide extreme performance and scalability, exceptional energy efficiency and multi-tiered manageability to enhance the customer experience, empower employees and reduce costs.”

Greg Egan

Vice President, Retail Industry Product Management

NCR Corp.

Partner Tech USA Inc.

“We are one of the market’s leading POS manufacturers with best-in-class products sold all over the world. Microsoft has been our indispensible partner, and we are glad to see Microsoft continue its efforts to cultivate the POS industry. Microsoft Windows Embedded solutions have long sales and support life cycles, and their consistent feature updates help reduce our R&D risk and time to market. With Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, we will develop differentiated POS products and it is no doubt that our competitive market position will remain with our close partnership with Microsoft.”

Keith Schroer

Vice President for Sales and Marketing

Partner Tech USA Inc.

Posiflex Technologies Inc.

“As a market-leading POS brand-name vendor, our partnership with Microsoft goes way back and there is no one better than us to vouch for the reliability of Windows Embedded solutions. Our products are fully compatible with the Microsoft Windows platform. Our product development process has always been quick, because our developers benefit from the familiarity and manageability of the Windows operating system. The enhanced Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 supports the latest Microsoft technologies such as .NET Framework 3.5, Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Internet Explorer 7. With these new software capabilities and Posiflex’s innovative Fan-Free and minihardware design, we foresee even bigger breakthroughs for our future portfolio road map.”

James Fu

Chief Technology Officer

Posiflex Technologies Inc.

Protech Systems Co. Ltd.

“Protech Systems is one of Microsoft’s leading partners where our innovative products are strongly supported by Microsoft. This is evident from our highly regarded Windows Embedded-powered IPC and POS products. The new and improved Windows Embedded POSReady platform boasts built-in networking capabilities and standards-based plug-and-play support, which allows devices to connect various peripherals, servers and services seamlessly. Our retailing customers can now operate our POS systems more easily and reduce ownership costs. We are confident that Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 will bring never-before possibilities to the entire POS industry.”

Robert Lo

Vice President of POS Business Division

Protech Systems Co. Ltd.

Retalix Ltd.

“Retalix, a global leader of retail and supply chain solutions for the food industries, has enjoyed great success working with Microsoft. The Windows Embedded point-of-service platform with Retalix StoreLine POS is one example of our partnership where we’re delivering to retailers a lower cost of ownership and better-performing solution, while enabling Retalix to stay focused on improving the consumer’s checkout experience.”

Ray Carlin

Executive Vice President

Retalix Ltd.

Solidcore Systems

“Solidcore is looking forward to the launch of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, which aligns with where the POS market is headed today. We will continue to work closely with Microsoft Windows Embedded to provide added security, control and compliance for the smart, connected, service-oriented devices that will be released to the POS market in the near future.”

Anne Bonaparte

President and CEO for Solidcore

Solidcore Systems

Torex Retail Holdings Ltd.

“Our POS solutions make the most of the latest tools and technology, offering real-time central management and providing retailers with complete visibility of trading performance. The Windows Embedded point-of-service platform is easily optimized for all retail environments, helping us to provide the best solution for every single customer.”

Doug Hargrove

Chief Marketing Officer

Torex Retail Holdings Ltd.

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