OS Windows XP Embedded and PROMOTIC

OS Windows XP Embedded (XPe) is a "slim" version of OS Windows XP designed and configured (usually) by the hardware manufacturer for the exact model. According to the desired usage the XPe OS is preinstalled by the manufacturer on a hard drive or a flash disc. The configuration usually limits writing to the primary disk.
The PROMOTIC system has been successfuly tested on the following OS Windows XP Embedded:
- Bernecker&Rainer, see, e.g. 5PP320.1214-39 = Industrial touch panel PC
- ELCOM, a.s., see
- AMiT, see, e.g. APT7000T = Industrial touch panel PC
- Mikroklima s.r.o., see
It is recommended to start the PROMOTIC system instalation after the conditions limiting access to the primary disk are absolutely clarified. This is also valid for PROMOTIC installation on a secondary disk. For example the amount of free space on the disc, primary disk writing ability, etc. If these conditions are met the installation is usually finished without any problems.
After the installation, it is recommended to test the PROMOTIC system functionality by running the prepared examples The specific instalation of OS Windows XPe may be "croped" by the HW manufacturer thus disabling some technologies, that are guaranteed in the full OS Windows XP version.

For example:

DAO - used for working with Access databases.
Fonts - Microsoft Sans Serif, Arial and Courier New fonts are required.
The HW key driver - the HW key driver initialisation may fail during the installation process. The supplier does not guarantee functionality in OS Windows XP Embedded. If the driver provided with the PROMOTIC installation fails then it is possible to replace it by an older driver.
Using the PROMOTIC application on a OS Windows XPe computer may by useful for example for following purposes:
- Data concentrator. The PROMOTIC application collects the data from communications (serial link, Ethernet ..), processes the data and provides it to higher control levels for example via Ethernet. This type of application may not have any graphic interface.
- Web server. The PROMOTIC application may provide, for example, the same functionality as the data concentrator, but can also provide the graphic interface as a Web server (offering Web panels, etc.).
- Graphic terminal. Some OS Windows XPe computers may also have own display (often a TouchPanel), that can be used for displaying PROMOTIC application panels.
- etc.

A standard PROMOTIC version is installed into the OS Windows XPe computer, i.e. there is no special version of the PROMOTIC system for OS Windows XPe. It means the PROMOTIC system is running on OS Windows XPe exactly the same way as on any other OS Windows.

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