Device Stage Additional Qualification
Device Stage Additional Qualification Overview
Device Stage is a new feature in Windows 7. With Device Stage, users can interact with any compatible device connected to their PC. They can see device status and run common tasks from a single window, simplifying the device management experience.
For supported device classes, a generic Device Stage experience is already built into Windows 7. The “baseline” experience shows the class of the connected device with a generic icon and provides a set of predefined tasks for that device class.
The Device Stage Additional Qualification (AQ) identifies products for which manufacturers have created custom Device Stage experiences optimized for a particular device. These custom experiences include branding of the Device Stage screen and the use of a photorealistic icon for the device, as well as custom tasks specific to the device’s capabilities, such as importing photos from a camera or synching contacts on a mobile phone.
Products that qualify for the Device Stage AQ present an opportunity for the device manufacturer to create a custom experience.
The following devices may qualify for the Device Stage AQ:
- Printers and multifunction print devices
- Portable media players
- Digital still cameras
- Mobile phones
- Keyboards and mice
- Personal computers (PCs)
To qualify for the Device Stage AQ, review the Device Stage Additional Qualification Requirements.
Marketing Resources for Eligible Products
The Device Stage Marketing Guide provides specific messaging guidelines to partners whose products have qualified for the Device Stage AQ.
Marketing and Branding Support for Device Stage: email@example.com.
More Information about Device Stage
Developing Windows 7 Device Stage Experiences
Windows 7 Device Stage enables a manufacturer to deliver a branded device experience. This webcast helps you understand Device Stage and walks you through the steps for creating a Device Stage experience.
Windows Logo Program Device Metadata Submissions
Windows 7 Device Stage significantly improves your customers’ interaction with devices connected to theira computer.