Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) was recently updated to add support for the UnifiedPOS (UPOS) 1.11 specification; which adds device classes for biometrics, electronic journal, bill acceptor, bill dispenser, coin acceptor, and image scanner peripherals; and incorporates support for UPOS 1.11's changes to the ClearInput, SmartCard, and Printer base classes.
UnifiedPOS is a software technology that separates the application from the hardware, enabling developers to create a single application that supports POS devices from different manufacturers. POS for .NET gives retailers the flexibility to use a broad range of retail peripherals and to rapidly configure systems -- as well as to reconfigure the systems in the future, when new or replacement peripherals are required.
Along with support for UPOS 1.11 WEPOS 1.1 includes enhanced language support for 33 languages: Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
For OEMs and Embedded Distributors you can get the new WEPOS v1.1 Update via the Mobile& Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) site: https://ece.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/ece/ProductDownloads/TheDownloads/Embedded/WEPOS/OEMDownloads/UPD-WEPOS_POSforNETUpdatesMarch07.htm. For end users, you will need to contact your Windows Embedded Authorized Distributor for details.