Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact is the evolution of Windows Embedded CE. Compact is a componentized, real-time operating system used to create a wide range of small footprint enterprise and consumer devices.


Silverlight for Windows
The power of Silverlight gives developers and UI designers the tools to rapidly create declarative, multi-touch user interfaces that are powered by the speed of native code. Separation of the UI from the business logic makes it easy to iterate on device and application UIs without affecting core development tasks.
Internet Explorer Embedded Integrated Flash 10.1 in browser powers playback of Flash content and Flash content can be run full-screen without browser UI.
Touch, multi-touch and gesture New multi-touch support adds to existing plug-in engine enabling intuitive, natural input capabilities and gesture-based interactions.
Connection Manager &
Windows Device Stage
Connection Manager provides infrastructure technology to manage multiple network transports on the device. Use Windows Device Stage to allow users to easily transfer media and content between devices and PCs.
Microsoft Office and
PDF Viewers
Updated applications render Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF. Includes support for Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003, XP & 2007.


High Confidence Platform –
Build on 15 years of embedded
innovation and experience
Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the next release of Windows Embedded CE. For 15 years OEMs have relied on Compact to provide the high-confidence and highly reliably real-time operating system they need to bring ideas to life. Compact 7 introduces symmetrical multi-processing, providing new support for critical application performance and device availability. Developers can use familiar tools like Visual Studio 2008 and Platform Builder, employing their skills in familiar environments and gain access to the global Windows Embedded partner community to help them create the next generation of devices.
Endless Possibilities –
Deliver innovative and
differentiated solutions
Windows Embedded Compact 7 introduces new technologies for creating devices that stand apart with attractive, intuitive user interfaces. Compact 7 offers an updated Silverlight for Windows Embedded declarative UI framework that allows developers and designers to collaborate and iterate on UI development like never before. New Internet Explorer Embedded adds Flash 10.1 support, customizable UI, thumbnail bookmark management. Multi-touch support allows developers to create device UIs that are immediately intuitive to users. New DLNA and HD support, as well as MTP and media library provide the foundations to create new entertainment experiences.
Windows Connected –
Seamlessly connect to
the world of Windows
Windows Embedded Compact 7 provides developers with the connectivity support needed to create seamless connections to PCs, servers and online services. Compact 7 offers updated NDIS 6.1, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, Kerberos v5 and USB networking, accelerating the creation of always-connected devices and applications.

Application field

  • Barcode and RFID Scanners
  • Personal Navigation GPS devices
  • Digital Picture Frames
  • Set-top boxes, Media Adapters home media servers
  • e-readers
  • Gaming devices
  • Ruggedized Handheld Terminals
  • Home and commercial building automation gateways
  • Industrial Controls
  • Vending Kiosks
  • Mobile Point of Service devices
  • Health Monitoring Devices
  • Remote metering and monitoring devices
  • Thin Clients

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