Windows Embedded and Windows IoT
As an official Microsoft Embedded Windows Partner we have been implementing Operating Systems on embedded hardware for our customers for over 30 years. From the early RTOS days of OS-9 on the Motorola Processor range through Windows NT embedded, XP, 7, 8 and Windows 10 Embedded. We offer standard configurations where we provide a ready to run O/S environments for embedded versions of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 IoT. Customers can also decide upon the level of customisation they want where all their user accounts, software and application configurations are all fully pre-installed (including Windows Updates). BVM image services are fully supported, inclusive of maintenance services whenever required for your products lifetime.
What is Windows IoT?
Windows 10 IoT is a member of the Windows 10 family that brings enterprise-class power, security and manageability to the Internet of Things. It leverages Windows’ embedded experience, ecosystem and cloud connectivity, allowing organizations to create their Internet of Things with secure devices that can be quickly provisioned, easily managed, and seamlessly connected to an overall cloud strategy.
How to get started
The Windows 10 IoT platform has two editions, each is optimized for specific scenarios. They both share the security, manageability and cloud connectivity you expect from Windows. Building a device is as easy as building an app.
Windows IoT Core
A fully optimised version of Windows that enables building smaller footprint, connected devices that still deliver the same security and management capabilities customers expect from Windows.
Windows IoT Enterprise
A Full version of Windows 10 with advanced lockdown capabilities powering a range of industry devices across retail, manufacturing, health, government or any other industries.
|Windows 10 IoT Core, Read more on Microsoft website.|
Windows 10 IoT Core Services, Read more on the Microsoft website.
|Windows 10 IoT enterprise, Learn more on the Microsoft website.|
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Windows 10 IOT Comparison*
|User Experience||Single UWP app running at startup with supporting background apps & services||Traditional Windows Shell with Advanced Lockdown Features|
|App Architecture supported||UWP only||UWP & Win32|
|Cortana||Yes (display required)||Yes|
|Domain Join||Azure Active Directory (AAD) only||AAD & Traditional Domain Join|
|Management||Mobile Device Management (MDM)||MDM & Traditional Agent Based (e.g. SCCM)|
|Device Security Technologies||Secure Boot, TPM, BitLocker, Device Guard, Windows as a Service, Windows Firewall & Device Health Attestation||Same as IoT Core and Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)|
|CPU Architecture support||X86, x64 & ARM||x86 & x64|
|Licensing||Online licensing terms agreement and Embedded OEM Agreements, Royalty Free||Direct and Indirect Embedded OEM Agreements|
|Usage Scenarios||Digital signage Smart building IoT Gateway||HMI Smart home Wearables||Industry tablets Point of Sale Kiosk Digital signage||ATM Medical devices Manufacturing devices Thin client|
|Which Version to Choose?||For devices that only run a single application, manufacturers should investigate using IoT Core||For devices that require desktop functionality, multiple apps or access to desktop apps (e.g. Win32, WPF)|
*This feature list is not exhaustive but intended to highlight edition differences
** Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is Windows 10 Enterprise with different licensing and distribution
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core – WIN-10-IOT-CORE
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC – WIN-10-IOT-LTSC
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC (CBB) – WIN-10-IOT-SAC
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional – WIN-8-PRO
Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Standard – WIN-8-EMB
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – WIN-EMB-STD
Windows IoT – Configuration, Integration and Deployment
From the early RTOS days of OS-9, through to the advent of Windows Embedded with Windows NT Embedded, Windows XP Embedded (XPe), Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) and Windows 8.1 Embedded – and our latest implementations with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise – our abilities in being able to provide generic or tailored configurations of Windows Embedded O/S images provides our customers with a helping hand around their embedded system design projects.
Take Your Windows IoT Project to the Next Level with BVM….
Are you ready to take your Windows IoT projects to the next level? BVM’s embedded software services can help you configure and deploy an entire embedded operating system, or provide the support you need to migrate from your current O/S to Windows IoT.
With BVM’s expertise, you can be confident that your Windows IoT projects will be successful. For more information about BVM’s embedded software services, contact us today at 01489 780144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s work together to bring your Windows IoT vision to life!