Embedded Customisation of Windows 10 Images (Part 1)

Embedded Customisation of Windows 10 Images (Part 1)

BVM provide services to create custom embedded, locked-down Windows 10 IoT LTSC images, with customer applications incorporated. Images are configured to be fully embedded and compatible with the embedded features being enabled such as the Write Filter, Windows Embedded Shell Launcher and AppLocker.

LTSC (Long Term Service Channel) and the older term LTSB (Long Term Service Branch) are terms related to the Embedded/IoT version of Windows 10 which is licensed for Embedded Systems, through the Microsoft Embedded Channel.

This includes all Windows embedded features such as:

  • Write Filter :- used to prevent unauthorised modifications to storage media. 
  • Windows Embedded Shell :- used where Windows desktop versions (i.e. Professional or Home) are replaced by the customers’ embedded application. If the embedded application erroneously exits it will be automatically restarted, rather than returning to the Windows desktop as experienced with Windows 10 Professional or Home versions
  • AppLocker :- prevents any viruses, malware, ransomware, cryptoware etc., including zero-day attacks from being able to run on the system.

Additionally, BVM supplied Windows 10 IoT LTSC images will have the firewall configured to block any illegal network access attempts.

In contrast, Windows 10 Professional/Home are licensed through the retail channel for office use, so don’t include Windows embedded features and suffer from constant updates.

BVM have been building Embedded Windows images for over 20 years and you can see more information about this here  (see IoT Enterprise LTSC) and here.

If you’d like to talk to us directly around abilities in producing embedded Microsoft images, our technical & commercial team members will always provide you with valuable but impartial advice. With their collective backgrounds, they’ll provide you with the benefit of their knowledge and experiences when & where you need it. We’ll always help you in the first instance and get back to you when additional information is required.

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