SOURCE: BSQUARE Corporation

Bsquare Corporation

September 22, 2009 10:30 ET

Bsquare Delivers First Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Board Support Package for the Texas Instruments OMAP™ 3 Platform

New Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSP for TI's OMAP35x Platform Drives Device Differentiation With Unparalleled Multimedia and Advanced User Interfaces

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), the leading software solutions provider to the global embedded device community, today announced the availability of an optimized Microsoft® Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support package (BSP) for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP™ 3 evaluation module (EVM). For a live demonstration of the new software running on the OMAP35x EVM with a Microsoft Silverlight™-based point-of-sale application, visit the Microsoft booth #400 at the Embedded Systems Conference exhibition held September 22-23 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

The new Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSP ships with OpenGL® ES 2.0 technology that takes advantage of the TI OMAP35x 3D PowerVR™ SGX graphics engine, which allows OEMs to use advanced Silverlight for Windows Embedded user interface (UI) solutions on the TI hardware.

"Bsquare's BSP allows us to differentiate our OMAP 3 platform for a wide range of device manufacturers who want the benefits of speed and high performance coupled with rich Internet applications, immersive user experience and seamless connectivity to other Windows PCs, servers and online services," said Gerard Andrews, OMAP 3 product line manager at TI.

"With Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 and the TI OMAP3 platform as building blocks, OEMs gain a significant time-to-market advantage. Using familiar development tools and leveraging the high-performance graphics and advanced multimedia support the new BSP enables, OEMs and ODMs can create highly differentiated devices that feature compelling experiences," said Raj Khera, Bsquare's vice president of products.

The new BSP also supports Internet Explorer Embedded, Microsoft Office and PDF Viewers and Tencent's QQ Messenger Client. Bsquare is a licensing distributor of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 and offers Microsoft's complete line of software products for embedded systems to OEMs in North America.

The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSP will be available for free in Q4 2009 when purchasing a TI OMAP35x EVM.

For customers who want to get started immediately, a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 BSP can be downloaded for free at www.bsquare.com/omap3.

About Bsquare

Bsquare is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing engineering services and production-ready software products for the smart device market. Since 1994, Bsquare has provided device manufacturers with software solutions for personal navigation devices, point-of-sale terminals, handheld data terminals, smart phones and many other device categories allowing them to get to market more quickly and cost effectively.

For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

Trademarks

OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. PowerVR is a trademark of Imagination Technologies.