Microsoft Point of Service (POS) for .NET v1.14 is now available, and with it comes a set of .NET class libraries that makes it possible to write .NET applications for the retail and hospitality industry.
An intelligent system for retailers has to have the right blend of devices, services and expertise to be an effective solution. Microsoft Dynamics and Windows Embedded recently partnered up at the world’s largest retail expo, EuroShop 2014, to showcase an end-to-end retail scenario for Jack Wolfskin — a European version of The North Face.
In a postTuesday over on the Windows Embedded blog, Senior Product Manager Partha Srinivasan provided new details around the update to Windows Embedded Compact 2013. According to Srinivasan, intelligent devices have a number of unique requirements in order to function properly: low power needs, low resource requirements such as RAM/ROM, and multiple connectivity options.
The update includes a Windows 8 Application Launcher, which enables a single Windows Store application to start automatically; and a USB Filter, which allows only trusted USB devices to be connected to the system.
Since the launch of Windows Embedded Compact 2013, Wi-Fi drivers have been a key requested feature. Now, according to Partha Srinivasan at the Windows Embedded Blog, “We have exciting news to share: One of our Windows Embedded Compact partners, embWise, recently announced the availability of a WLAN driver, and partner iWave systems is in the process of making Wi-Fi drivers available soon.”
Partha Srinivasan, Windows Embedded Server and SQL products manager, has written previously about how server appliances used in the industrial automation and manufacturing industries can improve productivity. On the Windows Embedded Blog Jan. 16, he shares a “real-life illustration of just how powerfully effective these systems can be.”
“At Microsoft, we’ve kept pace with the exploding interest in IoT, releasing numerous products throughout the year that enable the creation of ever-more powerful and elegant devices — the ‘things’ that create the real value of the Internet of Things,” writes Barb Edson, Windows Embedded general manager, marketing and business development.