Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support


  New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1     With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices.     Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life   Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011.   For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends.   Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. Windows customers can raise a [...]

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support2018-10-09T10:27:16+00:00

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 2


As Microsoft turns 40 this month, we've put Windows Embedded Compact 6.0, and its enduring popularity, under the microscope at  a Win CE 6 open forum. The first post examined some of the differences between Win CE 5 and Win CE 6; CE 6's rather reluctant start in 2008, and MSDN licensing - amongst other Windows Embedded topics. Now, here's the concluding part of our Embedded Compact 6.0 open forum - with Nigel Goodyear, Embedded Platform Architect at Direct Insight, and ByteSnap Design's Principal Engineer, Martin Thompson. Updates Availability and Obsolescence BYTESNAP: So in terms of Windows CE 6 and obsolescence what are we looking at now? NG: Well, I believe it’s 2018; there will still be updates available in terms of security availability for the tools until 2018 and then licensing [...]

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 22018-10-09T12:07:06+00:00

Electric vehicle charging post design


A fleet of 300 electric vehicles (EVs) is transporting athletes and officials between venues during the 2012 London Olympic Games. The charging posts used by the fleet will be among the busiest electric vehicle charging posts in Europe during the event and reliability was a key requirement. ChargePoint Services asked ByteSnap to develop new electronics and software for the GE Energy DuraStation charging posts that LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) had selected. The original electric vehicle charging post design used a standalone PC to authorise EV charging; to provide connectivity with ChargePoint’s central management system, ByteSnap designed a Windows Embedded Compact-based board to replace the PC, adding metering and remote management features via GPRS backhaul. ChargePoint’s central management system monitors the charging posts and provides control [...]

Electric vehicle charging post design2015-10-05T10:20:39+00:00