Not all embedded PCs are created equally

August 26, 2016 OpenSystems Media

The age-old question for embedded PCs was “build vs. buy.” The answer, unfortunately is, it depends. It actually depends on a lot of factors. Do you have the expertise to build? Can you handle the tech support if/when it becomes necessary? Do you need large quantities? The list goes on.

Then you come to the next question—is there really a difference between the embedded PC from vendor A verses the embedded PC from vendor B. Fortunately, the answer to that question is an easy one; it’s a resounding yes. “You get what you pay for” applies here in general terms, but definitely not in specific terms, as “buyer beware” is just as important (How did this become a blog of clichés?).

To understand how to maximize your investment, we’ve put together this webcast along with Dell’s OEM division. Speaking on behalf of Dell will be Aaron Shaw, a senior product manager and Joe Bastulli, an IoT and embedded specialist. Dubbed Power Your Solutions with the Right Embedded PC, it takes place on August 31, at 8:00 am EDT.

A PC is a PC, right. The answer is, it depends and not all Embedded PCs are created equal. If your application is something that you’re betting your business on, then the answer is a loud and clear NO. You need as much assurance as possible that you’ve got a backbone that’s going to be up and running on your schedule. While the embedded computing market is growing fast, according to Technavio study, it’s growth is hindered by long lead times, low device reliability, limited scalability, lack of security and manageability options and limited support.

Tune in to learn how choosing the right partner can help you build and deliver the solutions that fit your application.

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director
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