Microsoft has offered embedded versions of Windows for many different needs for a long time. Today Microsoft has announced the latest version of Windows Embedded called Windows Embedded Standard 7 has hit RTM.
The new embedded OS takes the some of the power, reliability, and features of the Windows 7 OS and puts them into a customizable and componentized form. The new OS will let OEMs create a wide range of devices with enhanced connectivity and differentiated experiences.
The embedded OS will find its way into products like thin clients, digital signage, industrial controls, set-top boxes, connected media devices, and TVs. Microsoft reports that partners and customers have plans in place to start shipping produces using Windows Embedded Standard 7 soon.