10 good reasons for spo-comm Mini-IPCs

You are asking yourself, why you should choose Mini IPCs from spo-comm? We have 10 good reasons for you:

1. Quality

The Systems offered by spo-comm GmbH are tested thoroughly and are suitable for 24/7 operations. All the components comply with industry standards and thus ensure a long, failsafe operating time. Furthermore all of our systems have a robust metal housing.

2. Equipment

All spo-comm Mini-PCs are equipped with industry-standard hardware. The used components are tested for compatibility as well as constant load and are therefore approved.

3. Fanless design

More than half of our solutions are passively cooled Mini-PCs. That means that there are no fans in the particular systems. This allows a more robust construction, almost silent working and also increases the durability of the IPCs.

4. Long-term availability

We guarantee that all spo-comm Mini-PCs are available over a period of five to seven years. This ensures, for instance, a lasting image- and software-compatibility.

5. Ports

Thanks to our various product lines we can ensure the necessary connectivity for any application. Well-tried ports like COM or VGA can be realized also with our newest platforms.

6. Custom manufacturing

Each of our systems is carefully assembled and completed in our production facility in Nuremberg to the wishes of our customers.

7. Power consumption

The chipsets and processors we use enable a high performance and energy efficiency at the same time. Many systems work with 15 watts of average load. Our Embedded-PCs of the upper class require a maximum of 40 to 50 watts.

8. OEM

On request we will gladly arise for you as “original equipment manufacturer” (OEM). We arrange everything from plain packaging over customized cases to system booting with your requested logo. Just get in touch!

9. Customizing

As manufacturer and developer we can provide, regarding to your needs, changes and adjustments to our spo-comm Mini-PCs. Depending on the project type and the size, a completely new product development is possible as well.

10. Warranty and service extensions

For all spo-comm Mini-PCs we provide warranty and service extensions up to 5 years. More information about our spo-comm SysCare Packs can be found here.

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Update for the KUMO V: Now available with GTX 1660

The KUMO V, our latest high-end mini-PC for high-performance graphics applications, receives a small but nice update: From now on, the digital signage player, which is usually equipped with an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card, can also be ordered with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660. This scores with 6 GB DDR6 memory, 1408 CUDA cores and a KUMO entry price of 1,095.00 euros.

Meeting with social distancing: customer meeting 2.0 at spo-comm

At spo-comm we work as usual - of course with some adjustments to the current situation. In these times we want to be there for our customers and partners and advise you in the usual quality.

For this reason, we now want to offer virtual customer visits with our key account managers Mustafa Ergin, Martin Wiesneth and Hülya Ergin. If you are interested, simply contact us by email or phone (via vertrieb@spo-comm.de or +49 911 23 98 37 - 0) to make an appointment or use the contact form on our website.

News from MSI: Successor for BRICK and WINDBOX II

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer MSI IPC is one of our most important partners. We are currently busy developing the successor models for the BRICK series and our bestseller WINDBOX II Quad, which are to be launched this summer. The first tests are extremely promising.

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What's new? Update for the KUMO V and customer meetings 2.0

The corona crisis dominates the news - even in the tech world. But we have some spo-comm company news for you.
22 Jul 2020 Array ( [id] => 523 [title] => NEW: BRICK i3 7100U - The industrial allrounder [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => In cooperation with their technology partner MSI IPC, spo-comm has developed a follow-up model for the BRICK i3. As the name BRICK i3 7100U already suggests, the new CPU has received an update. Due to the guaranteed long-term availability, the connections and dimensions of the passively cooled housing remain unchanged. [description] =>

High performance and energy saving

The namesake Intel® Core i3 7100U CPU with 2 x 2.40 GHz is supported with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and can even display 4K resolution on two screens. This means that the BRICK i3 7100U is the more powerful model in the BRICK series and thus, is suitable for demanding applications in the industrial sector – while having an impressively low power consumption of just 15 watts.

Compact and robust

The industrial PC sits in a compact, robust metal housing with the dimensions 155 x 200 x 55 millimeters, is cooled without a fan and runs smoothly in the extended temperature range from -10°C  to +55°C. So it feels particularly comfortable in harsh environments and is the right solution for various industrial applications - whether if it’s machine control, data measurement or in a control cabinet. Thanks to the included wall and VESA mount, the BRICK i3 7100U can easily be assembled and fastened behind displays or on walls. DIN rail is also optionally available.

6x COM and 4x LAN

At the front of the embedded PC there are two USB 2.0 interfaces, two audio connections (1x MIC IN and 1x LINE OUT), a power button and incredible six COM connections, including four RS-232 and two RS-232/422/485. Two screens can be connected via the HDMI 1.4 and the DisplayPort on the back panel. There are also four USB 3.2 and two LAN interfaces, which can be expanded to four. WLAN is optionally available. If you do not want to connect the industrial PC via the included power supply, but rather directly in a control cabinet or to a machine to be controlled, you can use the 2Pin Phoenix Connector. An external power button can also be implemented this way.

Technical data at a glance

  • CPU: Intel® Core i3 7100U, 2 x 2.40 GHz
  • RAM: Up to 16GB DDR4
  • 1x SSD/HDD: up to 960 GB
  • Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
  • Up to 2 independent displays
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 155 x 200 x 55 mm
  • VESA mount included
  • 4x USB 3.2, 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP
  • 6x COM

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NEW: BRICK i3 7100U - The industrial allrounder

In cooperation with their technology partner MSI IPC, spo-comm has developed a follow-up model for the BRICK i3. As the name BRICK i3 7100U already suggests, the new CPU has received an update. Due to the guaranteed long-term availability, the connections and dimensions of the passively cooled housing remain unchanged.
25 Feb 2020 Array ( [id] => 502 [title] => What is an Embedded-CPU? [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => After we recently explained the difference between mobile and desktop CPUs, we would now like to go into a third type: the embedded CPUs. [description] =>

What does "embedded" mean?

An embedded system is a computer that is integrated in a technical environment and takes over tasks such as monitoring, control or data processing. These include, for instance, small computers in washing machines, televisions, routers, refrigerators or cars. However, we are now talking about somewhat larger systems: Embedded PCs that are equipped with a corresponding CPU.

Where are embedded CPUs used?

Embedded CPUs are mainly used in the professional environment, for example for industrial applications, in vehicles or in medical technology.

What are the advantages of an embedded CPU?

The CPUs are characterized by increased reliability, an extended temperature range and above all by a long component availability. For example, Intel guarantees long-term availability of up to 15 years for its embedded processors. The advantage of this: once an application is running, its use is secured for the next few years and the developers do not have to adapt the hardware and software again after a short time. In addition, embedded systems are often certified. If the CPUs are available for many years, there is no need for expensive re-certifications.

Another advantage is that embedded CPUs are extremely robust, since they are usually soldered processors with BGA (Ball Grid Array), which bring a high level of mechanical and thermal robustness with them. This means, that Embedded PCs can run 24/7 in harsh environments without problems. Thanks to their compact design, embedded CPUs are made for Mini-PCs and score with low power consumption.

What are the disadvantages of an embedded CPU?

With all the advantages, the question arises whether an embedded CPU has any negative properties. In fact, we can only mention the low performance here, since, as with mobile CPUs, not much can be accommodated in a small space. However, a lot has happened here in recent years. And it is always enough for the areas in which embedded CPUs are mainly used.

Intel and AMD embedded CPUs

Both major processor manufacturers have various models on offer: Intel has embedded CPUs in the Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 series. AMD offers the Ryzen Embedded and Epyc Embedded series.

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What is an Embedded-CPU?

After we recently explained the difference between mobile and desktop CPUs, we would now like to go into a third type: the embedded CPUs.