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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

THE OBJECTIVE

Toshiba needed to build the next generation of its TCx Sky retail optimized operating system, one that would provide rock-solid stability, security, and performance for today’s widely distributed POS systems 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 Sky runs a streamlined embedded Linux kernel well suited to retail applications. Toshiba needed a technology partner to help it stay abreast of the constant evolution and security monitoring that comes with embedded Linux deployments.

HOW WIND RIVER HELPED

Toshiba selected Wind River® for its deep expertise with carrier grade and embedded Linux. Wind River Linux addresses the development and deployment needs of a secure, supported, and constantly evolving Linux platform for global retailers. Toshiba uses a customized Wind River Linux–based platform and depends on customer content management services to control lifecycle and maintenance. Given Toshiba’s diverse customer base, the company relies heavily on the Wind River ability to release new products constantly to keep up with the latest silicon and security features. Toshiba ultimately needed a kernel that was yet to be released from the open source community, which left Wind River with little room for error. 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. Two months after the new kernel was finalized, Wind River had integrated the new kernel into the Wind Linux Continuous Delivery (CD) release.

THE RESULTS

Wind River gave Toshiba the ability to accelerate the release of its TCx Sky product. 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 for TCx Sky deployments.