HIO Wallpad 7″ Open Source Modular Touch Computer on Kickstarter

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The HIO Wallpad

is a 7” touch computer powered by HIO Project’s modular expandable hardware platform. It can mount on a standard 2-gang electrical box, is powered by a Freescale ARM processor, supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and comes with either Yocto Linux or Android preinstalled.

“Its size, open architecture and modular aspects opens up many possibilities,” says Richard Fabiero, Product Marketing Manager for HIO Project. “Makers and developers are able to buy the core-board, select the ready-made modules or design custom modules to build embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that fit their needs.”

Thanks to its touchscreen, I/O options, and processor, the HIO Wallpad can be used for endless applications including home and office automation, automation gateways, smart appliances, kiosks, hospitals, RVs, audio equipment, security surveillance or whatever the embedded needs are.

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The core-board of the HIO Wallpad is powered by the Freescale ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor making it an ideal solution for industrial grade, fanless, cost-sensitive devices requiring high performance, low power consumption, and long life cycle support.

“Unlike other community or development boards such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi that use low-performance microcontrollers or processors, which are designed only for the initial stage of product development or prototyping” says Bin Lin, Chief Architect of the Wallpad, “the Wallpad’s high-performance processor is backed by Freescale’s long term support allowing it to be used across the entire product development cycle from evaluation, development, prototyping, certification to production.”

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The Kickstarter campaign can be found at http://kck.st/1HroOaW

 

The core-board of the HIO Wallpad is powered by the Freescale ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor making it an ideal solution for industrial grade, fanless, cost-sensitive devices requiring high performance, low power consumption, and long life cycle support.