BSQUARE Unveils WinCE Appliance Dev Kit

BSQUARE Wednesday unveiled its new iWin
Information Appliance Design Kit for designing, developing and
deploying Windows CE-based Net appliances.


The company said that several large vendors, including Matsushita
Electric Industrial, National Semiconductor and Sageport have
committed to iWin for information appliances.


The kit is aimed at development of devices such as tablet
handhelds, e-book readers and set-top boxes. The company said
the kit is a unified approach that means vendors won’t have to
piece together software from multiple sources.


According to BSQUARE, the kit includes tools to help OEMs develop
graphical user interfaces, customize and brand devices for specific
markets. It supports remote updates of the devices after
deployment. it also includes support for creating software plug-ins
and customizable applications such as e-mail and instant
messaging.


The company showed the kit at the Windows Embedded Developers
Conference this week in Las Vegas. It provided no specific pricing
or release information.

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