congatec – a technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers and embedded design and manufacturing services – has announced its support of the IoT editions of Windows 10. These full versions of Windows 10 are characterized by their extended security functions and lockdown options for IoT-connected appliances. congatec has integrated these features on all its current boards with Intel Atom, Celeron, Pentium, Core and Xeon processors as well as AMD Embedded R and G Series processors. Customers may benefit from simplified development of IoT connected devices. Target markets include industrial automation and production, retail and outdoor advertising, the healthcare and transportation segments, plus a host of additional industries.
The Windows 10 IoT Enterprise as well as IoT Core editions, which congatec and Microsoft will support for at least 5 years for mainstream appliances and 5 additional years for customers with extended support, offer a range of security technologies such as Secure Boot, BitLocker, Device Guard and Credential Guard, to ensure that appliances are comprehensively protected for the entire operation time from power-on to power off. Whether just a particular app has to be launched or access to non-authorized USB peripherals has to be locked down, Windows 10 IoT provides the necessary functions for any specific device environment.
Additionally, Windows activation – which is otherwise obligatory – can be switched off to enable booting in locked network environments. Customers may also benefit from the integrated interoperability for IoT-typical heterogeneous device environments, which apart from embedded appliances also integrate smartphones, PCs and laptops as well as edge, fog and cloud servers. It is designed to simplify the development of universal apps and additionally the security and management of IoT applications.