Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is an operating system optimized for Point of Service solutions that unleashes the power of Windows 7 platform delivering attractive and compelling user experiences, simplifying management and deployment and ease of connection to the familiar world of Windows. POSReady 7 evolves the usefulness of traditional POS devices, going beyond inventory tracking and tendering, helping to provide comprehensive information access to in-store staff and assisting retailers in dealing with today’s challenges while preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities.
Application Control POSReady 7 addresses the growing desire for a higher degree of application control; businesses that demand the highest level of protection can use AppLockerTM, a simple and flexible mechanism that allows administrators to specify exactly what is allowed to run on their Point of Service device. As a result, AppLocker provides not only security protections but also operational benefits.
Data Protection POSReady7 provides advanced capabilities for IT to protect corporate data and enable cost effective security. Businesses using POSReady 7 need not worry as much about the loss of sensitive data because, in addition to helping protect internal hard disks of their Point of Service device with BitLocker, these businesses can also use BitLocker To Go to encrypt external hard disks and thumb drives.
PCI Compliance POSReady 7 operating system provides the tools to help Retailers meet Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance. POSReady 7 allows retailers to remove feature packages reducing the attack surface areas of Point of Sale devices, which helps retailers comply with PCI. In the event the store environment needs to change in the future due to some new requirements, POSReady 7 delivers the flexibility to add back the system feature packages that were originally removed allowing for rapid adoption of new technology in store.
For network lockdown, POSReady 7 contains the traditional firewall security, and all of the Windows 7 updates to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. This allows the IT professional to block unauthorized network traffic flowing in and out of each device. It also works with Network Awareness so that IT can apply security settings appropriate to the types of networks to which the device is connected.
Simplifying deployment and management POSReady 7 allows you to extend your existing investments in management and infrastructure. Your Point of Service device can be a member of the Active Directory (AD) domain, and allow AD group policies to be applied, , thereby giving you the same seamless management and control of your in store device that you would expect from your Windows PCs and servers.