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Deliver connectivity for emerging tech

Posted: 03 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:embedded OS? emerging consumer electronic devices? GPS? connectivity? real-time OS?

Information today no longer resides on PCs and servers, with isolated devices providing access to that information. Today, all devicesthe PC, the phone, STBs, videogame consoles, multimedia playersare in some way connected, and customers want them to be connected so that they can get the tools, data, information and entertainment experience they want, when they want it and on the device that they choose.

There are expectations that there would be more connected consumer and enterprise devices in the next five years. In this connected environment, the services are multifaceted, all of the devices participate in both directions of service delivery, and intelligence and exciting capability are needed on all the devices across the ecosystem to deliver a specific experience to a consumer, not just a feature or a technology.

Recently, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd developed an electronic picture frame that runs on the Windows Embedded CE platform. It used Visual Studio 2005 tools and the .NET Compact Framework to create a complete user experience. The picture frame is able to pull images locally from an SD card, across the home network using Windows Media Connect or connect to services up in the cloud, such as Flickr, Windows Live Spaces or other RSS-enabled feeds. Because the picture frame can access photos online, it could also receive pictures taken by a friend or family member making distribution of these pictures easy even for the non-tech savvy. This simplicity and interoperability is really what brings the connected experience to reality.

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