Industry 4.0 generally surrounds systems involving IoT, cloud computing, and cognitive computing in industrial applications. Kontron latest entries into this space are computers called the KBox A-330-RPI and KBox A-330-MX6, which target cost-sensitive control and gateway applications.
The company’s Raspberry Pi offering has all of the features of a standard Pi, but it’s enhanced for industrial applications. It will allow developers to leverage the large community of resources already available while creating solutions for rough industrial environments. On the other hand, Kontron’s NXP offering will have similar hardware features, but will differ mainly in terms of the dual-core i.MX6 processor.
Both processors will run off variants of Linux focused specifically for embedded applications. In addition, advanced security features such as secure authentication and data encryption will allow an extra layer of security to embedded applications. Kontron also offers a range of services and support to assist in development efforts, including on-site support, bring-up support, software support, as well as testing and training services.