Revolution Pi is an open, modular and inexpensive industrial PC based on the established Raspberry Pi. Equipped with Rasp-berry Pi Compute Module, the base module can, depending on equirements, be expanded seamlessly using appropriate I/O modules and fieldbus gateways.
Installed in a DIN rail housing, the base module of the Revolution Pi already has USB, Ethernet and HDMI connections. The base modules and expansion modules are supplied with 24 volts.
In addition to revealing the circuit diagrams, the Open Source concept within the software is rigorously pursuing. The established Raspbian operating system from Raspberry Pi, including the drivers for the expansion modules, are preinstalled. Using Raspbian ensures that basically any software or application running on Raspberry Pi will also run on Revolution Pi. Full root access allows obstaclefree programming and implementation of customised programs.
By cooperating with various software manufacturers, inexpensive and powerful control and SCADA software for users preferring off-the-peg software solutions are provided. As a result, Revolution Pi can be developed into an industrially viable small control system.
One aim is to provide a tool with Revolution Pi enabling companies to offer new sales opportunities, such as for example Cloud Services. Revolution Pi enables the development of business models and services that open up new markets. Value added chains of companies using Revolution Pi can be shifted significantly.
An online forum networks Revolution Pi developers and users from all over the world. Problems, solutions and suggestions for improvements can therefore be exchanged quickly, openly and easily.