Microsoft Rolls Out XP Embedded OS
Microsoft released the Windows XP embedded operating system with Service Pack 1, with a number of new features.LAS VEGASMicrosoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the release of its Windows XP embedded operating system with Service Pack 1, meeting its promise to deliver new Windows XP Embedded technologies within 90 days of the client release. Keith White, senior director of Microsofts Embedded and Appliance Platform group, told a press briefing on Tuesday morning here at the Windows Embedded Developer Conference that this release will continue the rapid development of things like medical devices and set top boxes. This componentized version of Windows XP SP1 includes a number of new features, such as remote boot, which allows an embedded-based client device to boot remotely using an image downloaded from a server. The new device update agent allows embedded devices deployed in the field to be remotely managed and updated.
The system deployment image manager enables users to quickly deploy runtime images to Windows XP Embedded devices, with support now available in more than 20 languages, including Arabic, Czech, Hebrew and Russian.