Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My last app on Windows Store: Quoter

Create your own favorite postcards with Quoter: you can open and edit your photos, changing colors to black and white, adding a phrase, a dedication or a quote. 
Save and share your works with your friends!
You can download it FREE

Monday, June 17, 2013

Windows Embedded Workshops Italy 2013

BEPS Engineering will participate at Windows Embedded Workshops 2013 organized by Avnet Embedded & Silica in collaboration with Freescale. In the FREE event will be a presentation on:

  • System on Module (SoM) Solutions
  • Freescale i.MX Application Processor ARM® Cortex™-A9

Avnet Embedded and Silica in collaboration with Freescale, are pleased to invite you to a technical seminar which will present modular solutions that use multi-core processors from Freescale i.MX family based on ARM® Cortex™-A9.

Together with two of the largest producers of Italian SoM, SECO and ENGICAM, we will be able to present application solutions both in terms of hardware and software.

SECO, the market leader in SoM and Qseven solutions, will illustrate how to escape from the trap of custom passing through the SOM revolution. In particular, it will be presented the development on i.MX6, emphasizing methods to reduce the Time-to-Market and the related risks / costs of the project.

ENGICAM, thanks to the experience gained in the SOM modules, will present solutions for applications such as Marine, Railway, Automotive, Motor Control, Display, Mobility, Qt 5, multitouch, gstreamer and realtime.

Hardware solutions will be integrated with software examples based on Microsoft Embedded CE and Linux.

  • 09.00 - 09.30 Avnet Embeddded, SILICA and Freescale presentation
  • 09.30 - 10.00 Introduction to Freescale i.MX family
  • 10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break and showroom
  • 10.15 - 10.30 WinCE introduction
  • 10.30 - 13.00 SECO solution
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and showroom
  • 14.00 - 16.30 ENGICAM solution
  • 16.30 Q & A

Dates & Locations
27 June 20013 Milano

  • Avnet EMG Italy Srl Via Alessandro Manzoni 44 20095 Cusano Milanino

28 June 2013 Padova

  • c/o Uffici Silica - Avnet EMG Italy Srl Viale dell' Industria, 23 35129

11 July 2013 Roma 

  • c/o Novotel La Rustica Via Andrea Noale 291 00155
Register here: http://www.avnet-embedded.eu/news/events/som-workshops-italy.html

Friday, June 14, 2013

Microsoft announces general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013, successor to Windows Embedded CE and Compact 7.
it is targeted at small-footprint devices used by retail, manufacturing, healthcare and other vertical industries. It includes powerful new tools and capabilities - including new support for Visual Studio 2012 - that extend the experience of Windows.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 features include the following:

  • Improvements to the core operating system, including memory management and networking capabilities
  • Improved file-system performance, enabling devices to always be available
  • Optimized startup, with snapshot boot, which allows devices to boot within seconds to a known state, such as a specific UI with device drivers loaded
  • Built-in support for Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth technologies, and a seamless connection to Windows Azure, for a robust, connected intelligent system
  • Support from thousands of developers and partners, who have built add-on solutions, including HTML5 browsers

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Advanced Advertising System POC

Microsoft Innovation Center Torino, Arrow and BEPS Engineering present a proof of concept (POC) for public advertisement, the Kinect-Azure POC, following the roadmap of Intelligent System. The current solution has been focused on a real estate scenario, but the same technology can be applied in different application domains.

The POC system is composed by three elements:
- A Kinect for Windows that enables a natural user experience by means of simple gestures;
- An embedded system that runs the dedicated application and manages the Kinect device;
- A powerful and flexible cloud backend, based on the Windows Azure platform, which manages the contents and enables Business Intelligent paradigms.
More details in the presentation: Advanced Advertising System POC