Term: CLA (Customer License Agreement)
Definition: The CLA is an agreement with Microsoft that gives an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) the right to license and install Microsoft IoT products with dedicated solutions. There is no cost to sign up for the program and no minimum purchase.
What it means to you: Before you can proceed with your Windows IoT development, you will need to sign the CLA. Your CLA will identify parties that you will be working with on the device, including any contract manufacturers and your Windows IoT distributor.
Term: AT (Additional Terms)
Definition: Extension of the CLA with usage rights and restrictions for specific products.
What it means to you: The AT will guide you on how a specific Windows IoT product can be used by defining specific use case restrictions. It will also provide the EOL (End of Life) date for the product, which lets you prepare for how often you will need to replace or update your operating system.
Term: OPK (OEM Pre-install Kit)
Definition: The OPK is a downloadable kit available to OEMs after the CLA has been signed. The kit includes preinstall tools and manuals, Product Key, and tools to start building the test images.
What it means to you: The OPK is downloaded directly from Microsoft after you have completed the agreement documents. You will use the OPK to build your test image for your devices.
Term: COA (Certificate of Authenticity)
Definition: A product-specific sticker that represents the licenses to distribute an embedded system with Microsoft products installed.
What it means to you: Each device running Windows 10 IoT Enterprise must have the COA sticker prior to distribution. After you download the OPK and build your image, you will purchase the COA to commercialize your product. When you purchase Windows 10 IoT Enterprise from Bsquare, we will manage the logistics to deliver the COA stickers to your production facility.
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