Editor’s note: This article comes from Moxa, a developer of industrial networks and control devices. Although the wind industry’s IIoT is in its infancy, it shows great promise for smarter and more profitable wind farms. This article provides another step in the direction of greater wind farm productivity.
Jimmy Chen / Field Application Engineer
Daniel Liu / Manager
From the abstract
The market today is flooded with embedded solutions for the Industrial IoT. You can now choose from a wide variety of RISC-based embedded computers, single-board computers, and development boards to implement your IIoT solutions. With single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi available for as low as $40 per board, is it a good strategy to cast your lot with these development boards merely going by their low price.
What are some of the key factors that you must consider when choosing an embedded computing solution for your industrial applications? Can the development boards handle the complex requirements of the IIoT applications and deliver reliable performance for your critical industrial activities? What is the best way to take your IIoT prototypes from the development board to a customized industrial solution that meets all your computing needs?
In this white paper, we discuss the pros and cons of using single-board computers or development boards for your IIoT applications versus adopting an industrial-grade embedded solution. We cover the following points:
- Development Boards vs. Industrial-Grade Solutions
- Hardware Perspective
- Ready-to-deploy platform ü Multi-IO support
- Certifications for industrial safety standards
- Ingress protection
- Product warranty
- Software Perspective
- Software service and support
- Platform optimization
- Utilities and libraries
- Long-term support
- Cybersecurity and
- The open-platform advantage
Development Boards vs. Industrial-Grade Solutions Development boards such as Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel Galileo, BeagleBone Black, and Spark Core provide a cost-effective way to test out your automation ideas. But, when it comes to implementing these ideas in real-world industrial scenarios, such as the IIoT, a tested and proven industrial-grade embedded computing solution is the best choice because it provides a high-performing, stable, and secure system that can meet most of your automation needs.
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