Arcom Now Offers Ready-to-run Windows XP Embedded Support for the 1GHz Pentium III ‘OLYMPUS’ Embedded PC

10/24/2002 - Arcom, a Microsoft Gold level Windows Embedded Partner, announced another rapid application Development Kit for Windows XP Embedded. The new product is a ready-to-run Development Kit for Windows XP Embedded running on Arcom’s 1GHz Socket370 Pentium III based single board computer.

Arcom’s Development Kit strategy lets customers quickly develop and demonstrate Windows XP Embedded based applications using a reliable embedded platform suitable for OEM applications. You don’t even need to use Target Designer to build an operating system image, you just download your application and go.

The OLYMPUS Windows XP Embedded Development Kit includes a comprehensive build of Windows XP Embedded loaded onto a 384Mbyte CompactFlash card. The Development Kit consists of the OLYMPUS single board computer fitted with a 533MHz Intel Celeron CPU (other options available), 256Mbytes SDRAM, 384Mbytes of CompactFlash memory, PSU, serial and Ethernet cable sets, DVI interface board, Quickstart Manual and the Development Kit Utility CD. There is also an option for a 6.5” NEC VGA TFT color display, analog touchscreen and touchscreen controller. Also included is the Windows XP Embedded license and, for a limited time only, a free copy of Microsoft’s Visual Studio .NET Professional edition CD worth over $1000.

The OLYMPUS is an EBX format (5.75" x 8") Socket370 single board computer which can be fitted with the Intel Celeron and Pentium III processors up to 1GHz (133MHz FSB). The board also offers high performance S3 ProSavage graphics, 10/100baseTx Ethernet, four serial ports, and expansion via a PCI slot, CompactFlash socket and industry standard PC/104.

Arcom is a Gold level member of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner program and is committed to the support of Windows CE .NET and Windows XP Embedded technologies to achieve rapid development for customer applications. The WEP Gold level was established to enable customers to identify best-in-class companies who have demonstrated excellence in building and enabling Windows Powered solutions.

About Arcom
Arcom, a Spectris company (LSE: SXS.L), is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas City and Cambridge England, Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high volume OEM and specialized customer requirements.

Microsoft and Windows XP Embedded are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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