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We not only heard a lot about the “Internet of Things” in 2013, but saw several projects using Windows Embedded technology to make use of it, from urban traffic management to faster medication delivery to hospital patients.
“At Microsoft, we’ve kept pace with the exploding interest in IoT, releasing numerous products throughout the year that enable the creation of ever-more powerful and elegant devices — the ‘things’ that create the real value of the Internet of Things,” writes Barb Edson, Windows Embedded general manager, marketing and business development.
On the Windows Embedded blog, she points to several projects, including Autolib’– a Paris-based intelligent car-sharing system – that’s “reducing pollution, congestion and commute times for thousands of people” by using a system based on Windows Embedded.
Another, in the U.S., is Great River Medical Center, which is using Microsoft technology to get medication to patients more quickly (video above). And a German hospital, Siloah St. Trudpert Klinikum, “used our technologies to innovate an intelligent operating theater for better patient care and physician training.”
Windows Embedded also made strides in 2013 by making its Internet of Things technology “even more accessible to enterprises by releasing a new volume licensing program; the new plan allows enterprises first-ever direct access Windows Embedded technologies,” Edson writes.
“We put even more muscle behind our support of our large, active and very vocal partner ecosystem by announcing the pending overhaul of our partner program, providing greater benefits — and a new Intelligent Systems Competency — under the Microsoft Partner Network umbrella.”
Stay tuned, she writes, “for more news on that in the weeks ahead.” To read the full post, head over to the Windows Embedded blog.
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Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff