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Insyde® Software’s UEFI Firmware Drives Client Computing Innovations

June 3, 2014
InsydeH2O® Advanced Graphical Setup, InsydeQ2S® Dual-OS Switching and Support for Microsoft® WIMBoot Technology Lead the List of Differentiated Features
COMPUTEX TAIPEI – TAIPEI, TAIWAN, JUNE 3, 2014 – Insyde® Software, a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and Android system-level software, today announced the availability of new UEFI firmware features for OEMs seeking to differentiate and optimize their client PC platforms by providing improved usability and leveraging advanced technologies.

Insyde Software’s latest UEFI firmware solutions include a wide array of innovative technologies including a more advanced graphical UEFI setup program, InsydeQ2S dual-OS switching, multiple OS support on a single tablet, Microsoft WIMBoot (Windows Image File Boot) technology, special customizations for 2-in-1 Ultrabook™ and tablet designs, all of which are optimized for Intel® and AMD™ client platforms.

With strong competition in the PC market, computer makers are delivering new, innovative designs that create greater model differentiation and enhanced computing experiences for their customers. Flexible partners with solutions such as those offered by Insyde Software help play an important role in enabling these new computing designs, and InsydeH2O UEFI BIOS has been engineered to fulfill the customization needs required for many unique and innovative computing form factors. Among the new products now shipping with InsydeH2O include the Acer Switch 10, Dell Latitude 3000, HP ElitePad 1000 G2, HP Split 13 x 2, Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Lenovo Miix 2 8”, and more.

Leveraging years of experience in developing UEFI firmware, Insyde Software has extended its offerings from BIOS to innovative firmware products that help to deliver brand-new user experiences to OEMs and their customers. These unique technologies include among others;
  • Advanced Graphical Setup enhances the user experience on notebooks, tablets and desktops with InsydeH2O’s new touch-based BIOS graphical user interface, enabling easy setup configuration. A virtual keyboard is also available for input in a keyless, touch-based system.
  • InsydeQ2S brings the power and flexibility of Android, SteamOS and Windows operating systems combination into a single platform, giving users a fast, simple method of switching between two OSes via a hotkey.
  • An InsydeH2O single BIOS image now supports running Windows and Android on the same platform, saving OEMs development costs by facilitating multiple product models based on one hardware design.
  • Microsoft WIMBoot is a new technology which allows Windows 8.1 to run on tablets featuring 1GB memory and16GB SSD/eMMC storage. InsydeH2O has been optimized and verified working with Microsoft WIMBoot technology.

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