8 October 2019

What are the advantages of this new OS?

By Yanis HEMAZ, AURES Technical Support & Microsoft Specialist

The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, WINDOWS 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019, (for “Long Term Servicing Channel”) complements and updates the features of the previous LTSB 2016 version, adding more security and fluidity; with its 10-year technical support and 15-year availability, the OS optimises the hardware performance of your POS and KIOSK systems.

AURES has integrated the latest version of this professional platform under WINDOWS into its catalogue, which will replace the previous versions 7, 8 and LTSB 2016. It perfectly meets the needs of the retail POS and KIOSK markets.

Unlike WINDOWS 7 and 8, all versions of WINDOWS 10 are fully multilingual, which allows easy integration for brands and stores that have to manage international IT deployments.

Increased security

WINDOWS 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019 is equipped with new components and exclusive tools, which provide increased security for your POS and KIOSK hardware.

The new WINDOWS Defender protection tool, for example, benefits from enhanced power and performance compared to the previous LTSC 2016 version.

The new KIOSK Mode (or multi-KIOSK) of the OS authorises the locking of certain applications on hardware systems of your choice, which guarantees a higher level of security for your equipment.

For example, access to hardware, systems and software can be blocked to allow only certain functionalities – and prohibit, for example, surfing the Internet, connecting a USB key, copying files, installing external applications, etc.

These features are simple to access and users do not need to connect to a server that would store all access rights to software and hardware resources. KIOSKs and POS systems are therefore perfectly controlled.

System alert messages can be filtered to display only those messages that are essential to users and store employees.

The stability and security provided by WINDOWS 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019 ensures productivity at the POS and reduces the workload for IT Departments.

Faster and smoother updates – greater stability

In many sectors, it is not possible to systematically carry out regular updates and upgrades on a regular basis, that could disrupt the stability of POS terminals and other equipment.

The LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) license allows you to delay major changes, while benefiting from extended update times compared to previous 2016 version, for optimal and permanent protection against computer attacks.

The duration of technical support is always 10 years, with 5 years in standard support and 5 years in extended support, a guarantee of trust for IT departments.

The availability of this new version of the OS is guaranteed until 2034, which is another benefit for the durability of the deployed POS and KIOSK terminals.

AURES now proposes WINDOWS 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019 on all its POS and KIOSK hardware solutions.