Windows Embedded Compact 7, the latest operating system in the evolution of Microsoft's widely adopted Windows Embedded CE platform, is continuing to define the embedded marketplace. Beckhoff Automation is one manufacturer taking advantage of the platform today.

Stefan Hoppe, product manager at the industrial automation giant showcases the benefits Windows Embedded Compact 7 is providing him and his team through a demonstration of its Print Market Detection (PMD) Proof of Concept (POC) device running on the platform. As a Windows Embedded Gold Partner, Beckhoff has consistently been creating high performance products ranging from motors to industrial PCs and even an automated robot built on Windows Embedded platforms.

Today, Windows Embedded Compact 7 provides a powerful real-time operating system with features including multi-core support and a scalable user interface to industrial automation partners, such as Beckhoff, that enable an integrated, streamlined development experience that helps speed devices to market.