Advantech announces full support for Microsoft Windows 8

Advantech Australia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, 30 January, 2013

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has announced its full support for Microsoft Windows 8.

The company has added several powerful functions into this release, including Natural User Interface (NUI), cloud connectivity, Windows-to-Go and Secure Boot.

As a long-term Gold Partner with Microsoft, Advantech offers a complete product line-up which fully supports Windows 8. The company says the application of Microsoft Windows Embedded software products on Advantech platforms offers the most effective support to the embedded computing community, in scenarios such as environmental monitoring and facility management, power and energy, machine automation and building automation.

Microsoft extensively designed the User Interface on Windows 8 with optimisations for touch screens as well as keyboards and mouse. The new ‘Start Screen’ is similar to the Windows phone family of mobile operating systems and includes application tiles. The start menu has been replaced by the start screen and is triggered by a Windows key.

More information is available on the Advantech website.

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