Blog posts tagged with 'Embedded Systems'

What's the difference between WES7E and WES7P?

WS7E offers flexible operating system components that include secure networking, enterprise integration, advanced web capabilities and smart power management to enable next generation scenarios. WS7E also provides access to the latest Windows 7 technologies to deliver value and build differentiated embedded devices that are more secure, reliable and manageable.

WS7P offers the richest set of components and features to enable advanced consumer and enterprise class devices. WS7P can satisfy complex scenarios involving multi-touch gestures, enhanced lockdown, enriched media capabilities and efficient network management. WS7P is ideal for many device categories including digital signage, kiosks and advanced set top boxes.

Windows® 7 (For Embedded Systems)

Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate for Embedded Systems are embedded versions of the Classic Windows 7 desktop OS, and are available for fixed-function or dedicated systems.

They are designed for devices with a strict need for Microsoft Windows 7 application compatibility and where reduced footprint is not a primary design requirement.

Unlike Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Windows 7 with Embedded Restrictions is not a componentized version of the Windows OS and an OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) is needed to produce the OS image. Therefore, the OS image size is not as customizable.

Following features are only available in Windows 7 Ultimate: MUI Support, BitLocker, BitLocker to Go, VHD Boot, Direct Access, AppLocker, BrancheCache, VDI Remote Desktop.

Key Features:

  • The same full Operating System as Windows 7 OEM version
  • Language Independent Licensing – Multi User Interface (MUI) Language OPK available for Ultimate version.
  • Online Activation Disabled – for customers whose usage is 1k and above, activation can be disabled via an application to Microsoft.
  • Long Lifetime Support – support at least until 2024
  • Very fast boot time and very stable for industrial usage