Although there have been models of SBC boards such as Raspberry Pi or electronic boards like Arduino for many years, the truth is that it is now when the Internet of Things is in fashion and when boards and models oriented to this phenomenon are being created technological.
Thus, the last company to launch a product for this IoT has been Intrinsyc with your Intrinsyc Open-Q 212 model. This board is an SBC board that can be said to be a rival to the Raspberry Pi, but unlike the latter, its specialty is not the GPIO port but other functions.
Intrinsyc Open-Q 212 is an SBC board that contains everything from a normal SBC board, i.e. one ARM quadcore processor, 1 Gb of ram, one hdmi port, an ethernet port, several usb ports, a Wifi and bluetooth module, a port for a webcam and another port for an LCD screen with resolution up to 720p. Also has a microphone and high-quality audio output.
Intrinsyc Open-Q 212 is an SBC board with Android as the operating system
And it is that Intrinsyc Open-Q 212 has been specialized in voice devices, in devices that connect us to IoT thanks to voice commands or audio. Hence, the microphone and audio components are of better quality than on normal SBC boards.
The device will be made available to the public from June 30, but can be reserved from now on the official website of the company. Intrinsyc Open-Q 212 cost is higher than Raspberry Pi, much more, will go on sale for $ 595, a very high price that may be worth it for your screen and webcam connections as well as your microphones and audio, But Can you really create an IoT product that justifies this price? What do you think?