Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Microsoft released Windows Embedded CE 6.0, targeting devices such as IP set-top-boxes, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), wireless projectors, and a variety of industrial automation, consumer electronics and medical devices. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is a tool kit device-makers use for building customized operating system images for a variety of non- desktop devices.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 boasts a re-engineered kernel with capabilities such as a capacity for 32,000 simultaneous processes and 2 GB of virtual memory address space per process while maintaining the software's real-time capabilities.

The new release also adds cell core data and voice components, enabling devices to establish data connections and voice calls over cellular networks. Microsoft expects this will lead to machine-to-machine communication scenarios between devices such as parking meters, vending machines and GPS units.


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