B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool

Solution

The B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool is an easy-to-use, turnkey imaging solution for Windows-based platforms. It provides a simple GUI interface for capturing an image on a Windows system, deploying images from external media, and a recovery mode that stores an image in a hidden partition, allowing the system to be restored to a working state at a later time. The B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool allows a non-technical end user to easily recover a device in the field.

Scenarios

Designed for the following types of devices:

  • Point of service kiosks
  • POS Systems
  • Digital signage
  • Handheld terminals
  • Personal computers
  • Other freestanding digital devices

Highlights

  • Easy to use
  • Reduces support cost
  • Lowers amount of truck rolls
  • Decreases downtime
  • Can be white labeled to your requirements

Benefits

Easy to Use

An intuitive and instructive GUI makes the B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool simple for both technicians out in the field and non-technical end users.

Reduced Costs and Downtime

End users can easily restore systems, eliminating the need to dispatch a tech or ship replacement equipment to the field.

Reduced Development Risk

OEMs can ship a recovery solution with their products with no additional development time, risk, or cost.

Features

  • Captures an exact copy of an image onto external media or a recovery partition
  • Deploy captured image stored on removeable media onto a system
  • Restore a system from the image located on a hidden recovery partition
  • While out in the field, re-capture the recovery image based on the current state of a system and restore in the hidden partition for later use
  • White label branding options available, including rebranding and changing logo and background images

How it works

Capture an Image

Capture an image for future use:

  • Set up the operating system and applications to the desired state
  • Insert thumbdrive with the B2IQ imaging and Recovery tool and reboot the system
  • Capture the operating system’s main partition using the B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool’s Capture feature, and save the information on a removeable drive

Deploy an Image

Deploy the same image to multiple systems:

  • Capture an image on a USB drive
  • Insert the USB drive
  • Reboot the system
  • Deploy the operating system using the B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool’s Deployment feature to devices

Recovery

Recover a system in the event of something bad happening:

  • Install the B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool on multiple devices, along with the recovery image
  • User corrupts the system
  • User reboots the system and uses the B2IQ Imaging and Recovery Tool Recovery feature to recover the system to the image stored in the hidden recovery partition

Supported Systems

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Pro
  • Windows 8.1 Industry and Pro
  • Windows 8.0 Industry and Pro
  • Windows 7SP1 Pro and Ult (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 8,7 and 2009

Supported Media

  • USB
  • CD
  • DVD

Specifications

  • Requires approximately 300 megabytes of space (fits easily on a thumbdrive)
  • Recovery partition size dependent on captured image size and configurable via configuration file
  • Average deploy takes 10 to 15 minutes on embedded systems
  • Average capture takes approximately 30 minutes
  • Average restore takes 10 to 15 minutes