Windows OS set for verticals
Microsoft has begun supplying a version of its Windows XP Embedded OS tailored to the retail and hospitality industries, marking the first time the company has customized an OS for a particular market. WEPOS (Windows Embedded for Point of Service) is aimed at applications such as point-of-sale systems, in-store information kiosks, self-service checkout systems, and gas pumps, company officials said.
Borland readies JBuilder 2006
Borland's forthcoming JBuilder 2006, due later this year, will include collaboration features such as shared code editor views and joint debugging, company officials said. Shipping date for JBuilder 2006 is expected to be sometime before December. The tools vendor also announced Peloton, a commercial version of JBuilder built specifically for the open source Eclipse platform.
Nortel teams on mesh network
Nortel Networks and Wireless Valley Communications have teamed up to offer MeshPlanner for Nortel, an intuitive planning tool that optimizes wireless mesh network design. MeshPlanner enables network designers to ensure reliable and secure network access for seamless mobility throughout a city or work site while reducing planning and implementation costs. MeshPlanner allows designers to simulate the mesh solution on a computerized model of the deployment area, enabling the network to be deployed faster, while ensuring resiliency, redundancy, and performance.