Microsoft Corporation will use Fall Comdex, held late next month in Las Vegas, as a showcase for its Windows-based Terminals (WBT) strategy. Intel will push its Pentium 166 as the ideal companion to Windows CE in the new Windows terminals, due soon from a variety of vendors. Microsoft, for its part, will introduce the first beta of its multi-user Hydra technology at the show as well. A special version of Windows CE, now known simply as Windows CE for Hydra, will be required to make WBT a reality.
Terminal juggernaut Wyse will showcase a new WBT system that supports sound and video, two features not found in the base Hydra protocol, called T-share. Other vendors that will accompany Microsoft in its Partner Pavilion and show-off Windows terminal systems include Hewlett Packard and NCD