Embedded OEM Customer (OEM) contacts Elbacom as a Microsoft Authorized Embedded Distributor.
OEM obtains a free evaluation software or purchases a full version toolkit from Elbacom.
Evaluation version are fully functional and work for up to 180 days.
Note: Configurations created with evaluation version of toolkits (Target Designer, Platform Builder,
Image Configuration Editor) can be used in the full version without any change.
Elbacom provides a courtesy copy of appropriate Embedded OEM Customer License Agreement (OEM
CLA) which enables the OEM to buy licenses and retrieve OEM Pre-Installation Kits (OPKs).
Elbacom provides Additional Licensing Provisions (ALPs) for the chosen embedded product.
Embedded OEM Customer (OEM) signs the CLA and sends it back to Elbacom.
Elbacom forwards the CLA to Microsoft. Customer can now order licenses and OPKs.
OEM will receive a signed CLA back directly from Microsoft.
Elbacom provides Embedded OEM Customer (OEM) licenses, OPKs, toolkits.
Embedded OEM Customer (OEM) starts shipping devices.
The CLA defines the standard licensing terms which enable the Embedded OEM to buy Embedded licenses and receive OEM Pre-Installation Kits.
A Customer License Agreement is valid for 2 years. A customer must have a valid CLA in order to get licences or OEM Pre-Installation Kits.
More detailed information including a sample CLA can be found here.
The ATs define distribution rights and restrictions specific to each Microsoft Product. The Additional Terms are attached on the outside of the license sticker envelopes.
OPKs include components such as preinstall tools, product bits, pre-installation manual, and a Product Key.
On OPK provides all the tools (e.g. Setup-DVD) which are necessary to install the embedded operating system.
A COA is a product specific license sticker which must be attached to a embedded device prior device distribution.
Each COA represents a license to distribute a single Embedded System with MS Products installed. A COA is required for each Embedded System that the OEM Customer distributes.