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Advantech's UTC and POS Series Systems Support Microsoft's Windows 10 for the IoT

10/26/2015

Taipei, Taiwan, October, 2015 – Advantech, a global leader of the embedded system market, is pleased to announce that it’s all-in-one touch computers (UTC series) and point-of-sales terminals (POS series) support Microsoft’s newly released Windows 10 operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). Windows 10 combines the strengths of Windows 8 and Windows 7 with new innovative security and productivity features, such as the Microsoft Edge web browser and voice-activated digital assistant Cortana. The benefits of Windows 10 include enhanced productivity, simplified device management, enterprise-grade security, and personalized operating experience.

Windows 10 for Intelligent IoT Solutions

Microsoft’s Windows 10 for the IoT will be used to power a range of intelligent connected units, from commercial devices such as self-service kiosks and POS terminals, to industrial devices such as equipment control stations and specialty medical equipment. Designed to connect through Azure IoT Services, Windows 10 IoT offers enterprise-grade security along with native connectivity for machine-to-machine and machine-to-cloud scenarios. By capturing, managing, and analyzing the diverse volumes of data collected by each device, Azure IoT Suite enables businesses to solve critical operating issues and increase the intelligent automation of operations. Furthermore, the AllJoyn framework for Windows 10 is designed to enable interoperability among connected devices and across a variety of platforms, advancing the development and vision of the IoT.

Advantech Provides Platform-Ready and Solution-Ready Services

Advantech offers diverse Windows 10 IoT-ready platforms in the form of all-in-one touch computers and POS terminals. Advantech’s UTC series and POS terminals have been widely adopted in various sectors, including retail, hospitality, healthcare, as well as factory automation, to provide intelligent services and allow business to leverage technological benefits in the IoT Era. Advantech’s Intelligent Retail Solution provides flexible and scalable customer-centric solutions that influence customer behavior and drive next-generation shopping experiences. By supporting the latest Windows 10 for IoT operating system, Advantech aims to provide developers, partners, and customers with more powerful and effective platforms that facilitate the building of superior IoT solutions.