Aptio UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends is an ideal firmware platform for embedded solutions, based on EFI, UEFI and the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI specifications. Aptio pre-boot applications, diagnostic and debug tools form a complete UEFI development ecosystem to guide you from prototype to product with less time and expense. Our solutions and support in every phase of product development allow you to go “Beyond BIOS”, with innovation at every level of the platform. Aptio is built around a modular, flexible core of eModules that provide a wealth of customization and value-add capabilities for today’s tablet and embedded devices. Some of the unique solutions that Aptio offers to meet the unique challenges of tablet and embedded devices including the FastBoot eModule, touch-enabed BIOS setup and easily customizable Graphical Pre-Boot Interfaces for UEFI. The Visual eBIOS (VeB) integrated development environment is compatible with both AMIBIOS8 and Aptio, so developers can easily make the transition from legacy BIOS to UEFI while using a familiar interface. Aptio® V is the “next generation of UEFI BIOS”, featuring support for the latest UEFI specifications, such as Secure Boot for enhanced platform security and EDK II support, together with all of the previous experience, value-adds and improvements of Aptio® 4 and AMIBIOS®. Support for the latest UEFI specifications also means that Aptio V is fully ready to support Microsoft® Windows™ 8 and the key security and pre-boot optimizations featured in the next-generation version of the operating system - making it the most powerful UEFI development solution available in the market today.