Microsoft has wrapped up the latest iteration of Windows Embedded POSReady and is offering customers a trial download designed to let them test the new operating system.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 RTM is now live on the Microsoft Download Center
, up for grabs free of charge, just as all the evaluation releases from the software giant.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is the successor of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, namely a platform tailored to Point of Service solutions.
According to the Redmond company, Windows Embedded POSReady 7 comes to introduce some of Windows 7’s capabilities and functionality for in-store devices.
“For retail and hospitality businesses who want to help increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and staff productivity while reducing in-store operational costs. Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is an operating system optimized for Point of Service solutions that unleashes the power of the Windows 7 platform for in-store devices,” the software giant said.
With Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Evaluation, customers can test just what Windows Embedded POSReady 7 brings to the table, including the way in which their Point of Service (POS) solutions are bridged with peripherals, servers, services and the cloud.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 was released to manufacturing earlier this month, with Microsoft providing a trial download since last week.
“Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Evaluation consists of four DVD5 images (ISO's), two each for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures,” the company said.
Customers interested in testing Windows Embedded POSReady 7 RTM will be able to download not only the bits, but also the additional language packs necessary to run the OS in additional languages.
“The .iso files have been archived and split into smaller files to improve the download experience. Download the .exe and .rar files for each architecture into its own folder and run the .exe file in that folder to reconstruct the .iso files. Once the .iso files are created you can then burn the ISOs on to a blank DVDs,” Microsoft added.
The plan is to have Windows Embedded POSReady 7 RTM hit commercial availability by July 2011. Windows Embedded POSReady 7 RTM is available for download here.