Building Automation has a projection of solid growth line, 20% YoY (source MarketandMarkets Research), and it will be one of the first area impacted by IoT application. Since the acquisition of Nest Inc. from Google Inc. (today Alphabet), it was clear that traditional Building Automation was pointed from Big Software players as a primary source of revenue.
Users are enjoying a radical change into the interface experience and many hardware players are trying to offer new platform, working on I/O and storage.
While there is for sure an important role played by non x86 platforms such as Rasperry Pi or UP Board, platforms capable to delivery required performances with very low dimension and prices and, more over, a great community capable to support the tech issues, there is anyway a continuity into the demand of Industrial System.
NAS, BAAS or simply Storage Management applications are the most commonly required, since the end user interface has moved on phones, phablet and tablet so there is no need anymore of Panel PCs.
Being a “smart home” application, none of the traditional IPC suppliers have never targeted it into the right way as AAEON has done with Boxer 6404, a Slim, well designed, industrial PC that is capable of combining design, performances and connectivity.
Aaeon Boxer 6404 is coming on the market with four different models, but the best one for Building Automation Management is the J1900 with 2 x LAN doors.
The slim pc has an outstanding temperature range for such a small pc, and allows users to keep working with a very good CPU, the right buck of I/O for a very low and attractive price.