Windows Embedded POSReady 7 now available

Businesses depend on devices that interact with users. The retail and hospitality industries rely on Point-of-Service (POS) devices to communicate with customers and provide a unique experience. These devices include digital signage, cash registers, kiosks, and fuel pumps. Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 , according to MSFN.

Windows Embedded POSReady 7, previously unveiled at the National Retail Federation's Convention and Expo, allows businesses to provide enhanced transaction processing. Windows Embedded POSReady 7 also delivers the power of Windows 7 to the POS platform, providing rich and immersive experiences to consumers. Devices running on Windows Embedded POSReady 7 will be fully supported by Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011, the recently launched solution that extends the capabilities of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to help control and organize enterprise devices.

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 includes support for Windows Touch and Windows Media Player is included to provide rich and enhanced media features. AppLocker is included so that IT administrators can determine what is allowed to run on the POS devices. Bitlocker, Bitlocker To Go, and Encrypting File System increase security by encrypting internal hard disks and external drives by protecting the devices from unauthorized access.

To learn more about the General Availability (GA) of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 and other Windows Embedded news check out the Windows Embedded POSReady 7 and Windows Embedded retail and hospitality web pages.

 

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ninja502 said,
quickbooks does the same thing quickbooks POS 10

sometimes quickbooks is a POS..... see what I did there? context means a lot to abbreviations

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

POS generally means point of sales

Only on the business side of retail...from the consumer side, not so much.

schubb2003 said,
Only on the business side of retail...from the consumer side, not so much.

The software is being sold to businesses, not to consumers.

MattWeihl said,
What marketing idiot decided to put POS in the name?

POS = Point of Sale. But yes you're right it is more well known the other way.

MattWeihl said,
What marketing idiot decided to put POS in the name?

Probably a marketing person wanting to sell the product to people who need a Point of Sale system?

AmazingRando said,
POS = Point of Sale. But yes you're right it is more well known the other way.

Maybe if you've never worked in retail or another industry that uses Point of Sale systems.

Ryoken said,
The people buying it know what it means..
It's a ridiculously cut down version of Windows and it is a Piece of **** for all intents and purposes.

Jebadiah said,
It's a ridiculously cut down version of Windows and it is a Piece of **** for all intents and purposes.

It is very honest of Microsoft though of finally admitting it.

gigapixels said,

Maybe if you've never worked in retail or another industry that uses Point of Sale systems.

I have worked in retail for years, and I've always thought that the person who first came up with the "POS" (meaning point of sale) initialism was an idiot. Clearly he never related that to the real world where "POS" means something totally different (at least in most of the English speaking world).