Wyse gets Windows Embedded OEM of the year award

Wyse Technology, the industry's leading supplier of Microsoft Windows powered thin clients, today that it was being honored by Microsoft Corp. as the recipient of its 2007 Windows Embedded Excellence Awards in the category of "Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)."

Wyse was chosen because of its excellence in spearheading sales and developing new market opportunities for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded (XPe) thin clients. Microsoft also singled out Wyse because of its ongoing innovation and commitment to delivering devices and solutions based on Windows XPe while making the operating system an industry standard for thin computing.

Moving to thin computing is proven strategy that allows users to reduce IT costs, improve security as well as enable new applications. Wyse thin computers when coupled with Windows XPe provide users with all the functionality and performance they need to run an enterprise or business. These thin computing solutions expand existing markets by giving users new ways to leverage their IT resources while opening up entirely new ones which aren't suited to desktop computing.

"Wyse has been our champion in making Windows more broadly accessible on thin computing devices," says, said Ilya Bukshteyn, Director of Windows Embedded Marketing at Microsoft. We are delighted in our mutual success so far and look forward to continued market growth in the years to come."

Wyse has been shipping thin clients based on Windows XPe over the past five years and prior to that shipped thin clients based on Windows NT Embedded. The company currently supports Windows XPe across its Wyse S, V and VL classes of thin computers. This support and endorsement of the Windows operating system has helped make Wyse Technology the overall worldwide leader in thin computing sales.

"More and more customers are discovering the versatility and power of Microsoft Windows XPe," says Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for Wyse Technology. "The combination of Windows XPe and our industry leading thin computing platform deliver on the promise of a low-cost desktop without compromising security, functionality or performance. We are proud to be one of the only thin client vendors to offer a complete product portfolio based around Windows embedded solutions."

Microsoft Windows XPe is the operating system and development platform delivering the power of the Windows operating system in advanced embedded devices. Windows XPe delivers industry-leading reliability, security, and performance features and enhancements. The operating system software also provides the latest multimedia and Web browsing capabilities and contains extensive device support. In addition, Windows XPe incorporates the latest embedded-enabling capabilities, such as support for multiple boot, storage, deployment and management technologies.