Wind River Helps Toshiba Power the Future of Retail

Wind River Linux supports the revolutionary TCx Sky Platform

Video: Toshiba partners with Wind River to launch TCx Sky

“The Wind River partnership is really important to Toshiba and where we’re going in the retail industry and what investments we’re making. They have over 30 years of providing safe and secure intelligent systems, and that allows us to work together to provide solutions that will allow us to create the digital transformation that our clients expect.”

—Fredrik Carlegren, Director of Global Marketing, Toshiba


Toshiba needed to build the next generation of its TCx retail platform, one that would provide rock-solid stability, security, and performance for widely distributed POS systems today and a firm basis for up-and-coming IoT innovations such as biometrics and anonymous facial recognition. Now powering more than a million checkout lines, TCx runs on a streamlined embedded Linux well suited to retail applications. Toshiba needed a technology partner to help it keep abreast of the constant evolution and security monitoring that comes with embedded Linux deployments.


Toshiba selected Wind River® Linux because of its deep expertise with carrier grade embedded Linux, an offering that spans the development and deployment of a secure, supported, and constantly evolving Linux platform for global retailers. Wind River partnered with Toshiba to create TCx Sky, helping select the packages, the tools, and the customizations needed for a hardened carrier grade platform. The company assisted Toshiba in the constant security monitoring that protects the platform and its users.


Partnering with Wind River now and in the future, Toshiba is well positioned to offer its customers a safe, secure, and robust retail platform ready to meet current needs and to support the evolution of the retail experience with ever-new features. Working with Wind River, Toshiba is able to offer its portfolio of global retailers prompt, professional, and state-of-the-art support of TCx Sky deployments.