Wechsler Consulting is Windows Embedded Silver
Working in the embedded market for quite a few
years, we are very proud to announce that Wechsler Consulting is a
Windows Embedded Silver Partner now.
We are very happy to continue the sucessful
partnership with Microsoft on this new level!
At the same time we want to say a big "Thank You!"
to all our customers. Without your trust, very interesting projects as well
readiness to pursue innovation, this success would not have been possible.
Alexander Wechsler supported the very successful
car2go team during the
development and design of the current head-unit-system as well as the
architecture and construction of the system management infrastructure for
the rental car fleet.
car2go is a revolutionary mobility concept that opens up completely
new possibilities in urban mobility. Simply get in and drive off.
blue and white Smarts are already available in twelve cities around the
world, while the number of locations keeps growing every month.
With the creation of
the Ambiance Tuning Technique, the family-owned company Dornbracht from
Iserlohn sets a new trend in the bathroom. Controlling water flow,
temperature, light and scent a unique showering experience is induced.
Alexander Wechsler supported the highly innovative Dornbracht
engineering team developing the software architecture for the sophisticared
Wechsler Consulting wins Windows Embedded Partner
Excellence Award 2011!
Lisbon, Portugal October, 11th
The Windows Embedded
Excellence Award EMEA 2011 for Community Leadership was presented to
Wechsler Consulting at the EMEA Windows Partner Summit 2011.
Most impactful engagement in the embedded developer community through
evangelism, training, academics
Following 2008 in Monaco
this is the second time Wechsler Consulting was able to win this well
respected partner award. We feel very honored and are quite excited
Alexander Wechsler received the trophy out of the
hands of Barb Edson, Senior Director of Windows Embedded Marketing (right)
and Lorraine Bardeen, Windows Embedded Business Lead EMEA during the awards
dinner at Lisbon harbor.
Happy New Year to all or customers,
partners and colleagues! Wechsler Consulting wants to say Thank You for
the great collaboration in a lot of successful project during the last
months. We are looking forward to work together with You on new and
exciting challenges in 2011!
For the first time since the start of the
TechED Europe series 1995 in Hamburg, TechED takes place in Germany! This
comes just in time for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall
and you will get the most recent information on Microsoft technologies by
first-class speakers. Alexander Wechsler is very happy being able to
contribute two breakout sessions
to this outstanding event.
Wechsler Consulting articles in the Windows Embedded
Standard team blog
Martin, General Manger, OED Division Ilya Bukshteyn, Senior Director, Windows Embedded
Alexander Wechsler, CEO, Wechsler Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Nadine Haworth, Marketing Programs Manager – Northern Europe & Benelux(left to right)
Awards dinner in an outstanding
High above the Monte Carlo roofs, at the spectacular
located Vista Palace Hotel, the Windows Embedded Excellence Award 2008
ceremony took place as part of the Microsoft EMEA Embedded Partner
Summit. In the "Registered Partner" category Alexander Wechsler accepted
the highly valued award for Wechsler Consulting.
Due to our successful work in
the Windows Embedded market we have been recognized with the Embedded
Excellence Award by Microsoft:
The Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Awards
recognise visionary organizations around the world that use Windows Embedded
technology in innovative and creative ways. Windows Embedded Partners were
honoured for their outstanding customer service and the many innovative ways
they are using the Microsoft Windows Embedded platforms.
“The Windows Embedded Partner
Excellence Awards recognize the invaluable contribution partners make to our
business through outstanding customer service and innovative uses of Windows
Embedded technologies,” said Ilya Bukshteyn, director of marketing for the
Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft. “The accomplishments of our partner
ecosystem play a key role in our success, and we are absolutely committed to
helping our partners to continue to excel in their disciplines. I would like
to extend my congratulations and thank each of the 2008 award winners for
their commitment to excellence in customer service.”
“We are delighted to award Wechsler Consulting GmbH & Co. KG with the 2008
Windows Embedded Excellence Award in the Registered Partner category which
specifically recognizes the outstanding efforts of one partner in the
registered space. This award reflects the great efforts made by Wechsler
Consulting GmbH & Co. KG in the training space and in particular for the
high quality training support provided at Microsoft® TechEd North America.”
Manoj Rami, Senior Marketing Manager, Windows Embedded
The Windows Embedded Team is delighted to recognize those partners
that stretch beyond the day-to-day requirements of being a Windows
Embedded Gold Partner. Standards were high this year but after much
deliberation we are pleased to announce the winners of the EMEA and
Americas Windows Embedded Excellence Awards:
2008 WE EMEA Excellence Award in the System Integrator
able to offer our customers better service and more space during our courses and seminars,
we are moving to a new location to Dießen at Lake Ammer. Being then amidst
one of the prettiest geographical areas in Bavaria, we hope to make learning
a very pleasant experience to our workshop participants. Our new offices can be found in an
over 100 year old building, which has been a gardenery some time before. It
is close to hotels and the infrastructure of the town center.
To relax after a day of intense lessons, the lake surounded by beer gardens
as well as the vivid cultural live of the artists' community in Dießen offer
quite a few interesting possibilities.
Wechsler Consuling GmbH & Co.
KG - Dießen at Lake Ammer
The train station (500 m) and
the city center (200 m) are pretty close to our new location. Due to this
travel is quite convenient. To arrive by car take the A96 motorway and then
the exit "Greifenberg" and follow down the lakeshore road straight to Diessen.
Our offices can be reached via Tiefenbach- and Seerichterstrasse. Parking lots are available at the junction of the
The .NET Micro Framework brings
a rich, managed-code environment to smaller, less expensive, and more
resource-constrained devices. Requiring only a few hundred kilobytes of RAM
and an inexpensive processor, the .NET Micro Framework was built from the
ground up to let you build applications using familiar Visual Studio
For more information see the agenda of our
Are you tired of walking to you XP embedded
device for creating an HMPro script?
Well, then the HMPro Admin Pack comes in handy. It enables you to create
HMPro scripts on the fly for later use on the embedded devices, just like
working with the real HMPro version. Additionally you can even set a virtual
the EWF or HORM state to cover all required maintenance scenarios. The HMPro
Admin Pack for XPe SP2 and FP2007 is now available for
HORM Manager updates for XP embedded
Due to an issue with FP2007 EWF
RAM(Reg) mode we configured our HORM Manager components not to include the EWF
registry settings for RAM(Reg) mode to avoid collisions, because these are set
by FBA in FP 2007 now automatically.
Under certain rare circumstances collisions between the similar settings lead to
a state where it was not possible to turn off EWF.
We will keep offering the XPe SP2 versions for backward compatibility and only
the components using EWF RAM(Reg) mode are affected by the changes.
The updated components can be found on our
Volume license customers are requested to contact HORM Manager Pro support to
acquire their new components.
Windows VISTA Events
Windows Vista Inside -
events 17./18.10.06 in Nuremberg and
partners from Microsoft, NIK and Tria we
introduces the new Windows Vista
operating system to our customers. Over
300 attendees showed a hughe interest
into the new features and business
opportunities that have been introduced.
HORM ManagerPro is the tool to control
EWF and Hibernate Once Resume Many (HORM) fast and easily.
Get your copy of the eval version and test it today!
You will be stunned by the new possibilities.
Top 10 Benefits include:
Boot XPe systems fast and reliable -
regardless of shutdown method (under 10 seconds are possible!)
Get virus protection on your system
partition without having to worry about the complexity
Control EWF and HORM and get their
status at a glance via tray icon
Transparent handling of protected and
unprotected partitions for HORM - avoiding synchronization problems
Starting and stopping of applications or
services (very useful before and after mounting/unmounting partitions)
Reconnection of network drives after
waking up from hibernation (passwords are encrypted)
Easy to use command editor - a rule
engine that checks the logic of each command script. You cannot generate
scripts that will not work! An execution plan shows offline what will
happen on the devices in the filed (number of reboots etc.) - great for
Easy integration into change management
systems via scriptability - create different command files for different
change management purposes
Command editor can be used on
administrators computer to generate scripts for field devices
Hibernate Once Resume Many (HORM)
together with write protection of the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) is
not always an easy going thing under XP embedded.
This seems odd, because the fast boot time as well as the protection of e.g.
the OS partition are able to yield an enormous benefit for embedded systems.
Devices relying on these functionalities excel all other devices with respect
to reliability and robustness. They are unsusceptable against viruses or
operator errors and can be brought up to full operation, depending on the
configuration, in under seconds after a power failure.
With HORM Manager Pro
Wechsler Consulting has developed a tool that enables easy system
development as well as smooth handling of EWF and HORM under rough field
conditions. Complete device groups can now be handled consistently
regarding the write filter and the boot mode configuration leveraging HMPro.
Create HMPro command files on Your desktop and deploy them via SMS Server or
Device Update Agent onto the field devices. One can also maintain several different
command Files for recurring tasks on each device.
HMPro can as well flexibly be used in maintenance scripts or applications
via command line and without user interface leveraging its logging capabilities to
Even more interesting for OEM's: HMPro can be customized to fit into the
corporate identity using a logo and caption string.
Want to get a first look at the future of Windows Mobile and Windows
Embedded technologies? Then attend MEDC. With over 80 technical sessions and
Hands-On-Labs it will deliver the most comprehensive training available for
Windows Mobile 5.0, and the latest versions of Windows CE, Windows XP
Embedded and Windows Embedded.
Ever been to the mediteranean sea in spring? Nice alone is worth the trip!
We would like to invite everybody who will make
it to Alexander Wechsler's presentation: HORM - Boot XP embedded in under 10
It would be great to see You there!
The Venetian, Las Vegas
Attend Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2006 and get the latest on building and
bringing to market the next wave of devices, applications, content, and
services for the Windows Mobile® and Windows Embedded platforms. We are looking forward to meet You there!
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February 2006 - Introducing HORM Manager Lite
(Freeware) at the Embedded World (Nuremberg)
Making life a easier for the XP embedded developer!
HORM Manager Lite (HML) is a
graphical user interface for the EWF and HORM APIs provided by Microsoft. It
also enables the user to mount an dismount volumes, which are not protected
by the EWF. Doing this the is no danger of arising inconsistencies between
the one time recorded hibernation file and the systems view on the
Visual Studio 2005 Launch - Karlsruhe 8.-10.02.2006
of a Feather Session"
together Frank Prengel - Embedded Developer
90 mibutes of fun embedded talk at the largest Microsoft developer event in
On January, 31st 2005, Bill Gates Chairman and
Chief Software architect of Microsoft Corporation inaugurated the eHome
technology for the "Home of Today", a showcase for modern living on the area
of the 2005 National Garden Festival in Munich, Germany.
Microsoft has been the exclusive development partner for the eHome
installation since 2003 and has realized state of the art home control,
communications and entertainment. With the help of partners Microsoft built
a connected home that does not emphasize on technology, but on the daily
needs of the inhabitants.
Microsoft asked Wechsler
Consulting to lead this project, due to our experience in the
Microsoft embedded and .NET technologies.
The infrastructure for the "Home of Today" was
established with the help of strong and innovative partners such as Beckhoff
(home automation), Tobit
(messaging and entertainment),
3Soft (User Interface), Scemtec
Automation GmbH (RFID localisation) and
Alexander Wechsler presenting the "Home of
Today" eHome system to Bill Gates and his guests.
Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) is the
main user interface to the house. All functionality available can be
controlled via remote control from the living room, increasing quality of
life, comfort and security of the inhabitants. In contrast to many future
homes, "Home of Today" leverages not the newest and fanciest prototypes out
of the industry's laboratories but standard components, readily available in
Home of Today - User Interface
Especially the integration of the user interface
into Windows Media Center makes controlling the home very easy. All
activities in the house are centrally under remote control from the sofa, in
a quite convenient way.
But also desktop-PC, Tablet PC, Laptop, Pockte PC or even SmartPhone give
access to the home, even if the inhabitants are on the road.
The most important things can be controlled via a simple telephone menu, as
well. After getting the status, the user is able to switch lights, to open
doors and blinds as well as to water the garden.