Advantech Announces Support for Microsoft Windows 8 | Automation.com

Advantech Announces Support for Microsoft Windows 8

Advantech Announces Support for Microsoft Windows 8

January 18, 2013 - Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group announces support of Microsoft Windows 8. There are several powerful functions added into this release, including Natural User Interface (NUI), cloud connectivity, Windows-to-Go, and Secure Boot. Windows 8 gives power to different kinds of devices with advanced technologies that deliver premium user experiences—all on a solid and more secure platform.

Advantech offers a complete product lineup which fully supports Windows 8. 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 & facility management, power and energy, machine automation, and building automation.

Microsoft extensively designed the User Interface on Windows 8 with optimizations for touchscreens as well as keyboards and mouse. The new “Start Screen” is similar to 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 The start menu has been replaced by the start screen and is triggered by a Windows key.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group – With the theme of Intelligent Automation, Seamless Integration, the Industrial Automation Group (IAG) of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in intelligent Automation technology. By combining connectivity, flexibility, ruggedness and being at the leading-edge of Internet of Things technology, IAG offers product offerings from Intelligent HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Wireless Communication, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Wireless Sensor Network Solutions, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries.  With more than 20 years of experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a global leading Automation Product and Services provider.  US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH.

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