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 Federations 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.