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Windows Embedded 8

Windows Embedded 8
A version of the Windows Embedded operating system
Windows Embedded 8 showing "Hotel Systems" panel, metro-style app
Developer Microsoft
Source model Shared source (full source code of kernel included)
Kernel type Hybrid kernel
License Commercial proprietary software
Preceded by Windows Embedded 7
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Windows Embedded 8 is an operating system for embedded systems from Windows Embedded family of operating systems. It is a componentized version of Windows RT with additional technologies that adapt Windows for use in and on specialized devices.


  • Editions 1
  • Devices 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard: This edition is intended to build ATMs and devices for the healthcare and manufacturing industries, creating industry-specific devices.
  • Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro (Retail): This edition provides specialized embedded functionality for retail devices like POS terminals, kiosks, scanners and more.
  • Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise: Available through volume licensing channel in July, the Enterprise edition provides embedded-specific features designed to integrate seamlessly with Windows 8 Enterprise.
  • Windows Embedded 8 Handheld: WE8H is built on Windows Phone 8 and is suited for handheld devices as listed below.[1]


Built on Windows Phone 8, one consumer device has been released and one announced. Manufactured by Bluebird and Panasonic. Furthermore, Alaska Airlines uses Windows Embedded 8 industry in-flight entertainment devices.[2]

Product Release Date CPU RAM Storage Display Camera(s) NFC MicroSD
Back Front
Bluebird BM180 (BM30) January 2014 1.5 GHz
1 GB
2 GB
8 GB
16 GB
720 x 1280 px
1080 x 1920 px
8 MP 1.3 MP Yes Yes
Honeywell Dolphin 75e April 2015 2.26 GHz
2 GB 16 GB 4.3”
480 x 800 px
8 MP Yes Yes
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 August 2014 2.3 GHz
2 GB 32 GB 5”
720 x 1280 px
8 MP 1.3 MP Yes Yes


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