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Embedded Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows

Embedded Software

Windows 10 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.

We Recommend Win 10

What is Windows 10 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 10 Core

Windows 10 Enterprise

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.
  • Single UWP Application experience
  • Lower power silicon
  • 256MB RAM, 2GB storage | X86 or ARM
  • Rich user experience
  • Win32 & UWP Applications
  • 2GB RAM, 16 GB Storage | X86 or X64

Windows 10 IOT Comparison*

 

IoT Core

IoT Enterprise LTSC and SAC**

User ExperienceSingle UWP app running at startup with supporting background apps & servicesTraditional Windows Shell with Advanced Lockdown Features
Headless supportedYesYes
App Architecture supportedUWP onlyUWP & Win32
CortanaYes (display required)Yes
Domain JoinAzure Active Directory (AAD) onlyAAD & Traditional Domain Join
ManagementMobile Device Management (MDM)MDM & Traditional Agent Based (e.g. SCCM)
Device Security TechnologiesSecure Boot, TPM, BitLocker, Device Guard, Windows as a Service, Windows Firewall & Device Health AttestationSame as IoT Core and Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
CPU Architecture supportX86, x64 & ARMx86 & x64
LicensingOnline licensing terms agreement and Embedded OEM Agreements, Royalty FreeDirect and Indirect Embedded OEM Agreements
Usage ScenariosDigital signage Smart building IoT GatewayHMI Smart home WearablesIndustry tablets Point of Sale Kiosk Digital signageATM Medical devices Manufacturing devices Thin client
Which Version to Choose?For devices that only run a single application, manufacturers should investigate using IoT CoreFor 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

Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. Read more

We like to make life easier ….

Our supporting team have all worked in an embedded environment for a number of years, consequently providing knowledge, experience and good advice around all BVM’s products & services when and where you need it. We don’t profess to know everything you need at the time  – but we’ll always help in the first instance and get back to you when a little more information is required.

You can either call us directly on +(0) 1489 780 144 and talk to one of the team | E-mail us at sales@bvmltd.co.uk | Use our fast chat / fast answer service on our website

Quite often, we’re the manufacturer behind the solutions you know

Whether we’re utilising our own manufacturing & production facilities here in Southampton – or our ecosystem of partners in Asia, BVM can cope with any size or complexity of batch manufacturing. Our production team are highly motivated with a flexible “can do” attitude ensuring consistent quality and on-time delivery.