Infotech Lead America: Motorola Solutions, a provider of communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, is expanding its enterprise mobile computing portfolio to include devices built on the Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform.
Motorola and Microsoft will showcase new Motorola enterprise mobile computing prototypes running Windows Embedded 8 Handheld at the National Retail Federation Convention & EXPO Jan. 14 and 15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Motorola’s HTML5 cross-platform development framework, RhoElements will support Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. RhoElements helps enterprise customers write their applications once and run them on multiple legacy and future operating systems. This technology will help reduce operating expenses by virtually future-proofing applications that will continue to run and perform on current and next generation enterprise devices.
Users will gain enterprise-grade security and manageability along with full Windows Phone 8 application compatibility, allowing enterprises to leverage Microsoft enterprise ready applications including Dynamics AX, Lync and Office Mobile.
Windows Embedded 8 Handhelds enable enterprise users to gain development productivity when creating business apps using common application programming interfaces (APIs) to access the integrated peripherals in Motorola devices.
“Our work with Motorola Solutions is a key building block in helping to provide enterprises with the power of Windows Phone 8 for handheld devices within intelligent systems. From security and manageability to application compatibility across devices, the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform combined with Motorola’s innovative devices and tools will support integrated solutions for enterprises as they drive their businesses into the future,” said Kevin Dallas, general manager, Windows Embedded, Microsoft.
“Together with Microsoft, Motorola Solutions will deliver specialized, durable, enterprise mobile devices for line-of-business applications across the retail supply chain from manufacturing to the retail store floor. We have worked closely with Microsoft since the release of Windows CE 1.0 in 1996 and have shipped millions of devices on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows CE operating systems. Our future direction includes the Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform,” said Girish Rishi, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Solutions.