Corona virus: delivery is still possible

The new type of corona virus is on the rise. A breaking news chases the next, necessary measures are taken and the whole thing does not leave us without a trace. What is the current situation at spo-comm?

The good news first: We can still deliver our Mini-PCs! As of now, we continue to work without restriction. Employees who have to look after their children are now allowed to do mobile working. Customer visits and meetings were canceled. In addition, the entire workforce was comprehensively informed about hygiene measures and sufficient disinfectants were made available. Our production staff only works with gloves and keeps distance from each other.

Fortunately, our production is still well staffed and the goods are in stock, in consequence the production and delivery of our Mini-PCs is still going on. Our prices will also remain stable for the moment. If changes should arise in individual cases, we will contact the respective customer as soon as possible.

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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.
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Long-term availability of industrial PCs

Once you settled for on an industrial PC, it probably means everything fits: the PC's performance, its price, various software compatibilities, the dimensions and the cooling system. But what if, even years after the first purchase, there is still a need for the same industrial PC, perhaps because, let’s say, the project is to be expanded further, or because a replacement system is needed? For this reason, the hardware manufacturer ensures long-term availability. For instance, to avoid costly and time-consuming recertification procedures, Intel guarantees long-term availability of its embedded CPUs up to a maximum of 15 years.

Identical successors: Industrial PCs from msi IPC and spo-comm

Let's assume the following scenario: You are using a specific Mini-PC. But after countless years of reliable use, it is time to go with the state of the art and rely on the latest technology. So what you would like to do is to buy a new Mini-PC. But in your product solution there is only a certain amount of space provided. So the new computer may, regarding its size, not be greater than the previous system. Best case would be to have a successor model that is identical to its predecessor, right? Sounds like a dream to you? It is not. Because msi IPC shows with a storybook-like product development how to establish identical successors in the market.

A prime example of identical successor models are the industrial PCs from the WINDBOX series. Due to the very flat design of the passively cooled Embedded-PCs, the systems fit easily into their environment. Thanks to the close cooperation and continuous development of Mini-PCs between msi IPC and spo-comm, it has been ensured, since 2008, that this will still be the case for future scenarios. The industrial PCs from the WINDBOX family can easily be replaced by newer models, without having to worry about the fact that the available space would not be enough. New models of the WINDBOX series always have exactly the same dimensions as their predecessors, while the interior / hardware and connections are brought up to date.

Any questions? Or are you looking for a suitable industrial PC? Our consultants will gladly assist you in the selection!

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Industrial PCs part 5: Long-term availability

Ever wondered what would happen if a large project can not be supplied with the required PC systems, already after a short time? Exactly: it would not be that great. In the last part of our blog series about industrial PCs we reveal, why long-term availability is the icing on the cake.
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Good news for Linux fans: Free support for Nvidia Turing

Since the appearance of the Turing graphics cards in autumn 2018, Linux developers at Nouveau – a collection of free Linux drivers for Nvidia graphics cards – have been using reverse engineering to obtain suitable drivers. The problem they were facing is: The firmware is signed and can only be provided by Nvidia. However, the graphics card manufacturer was not yet ready to share its data with the Nouveau developers. This has apparently changed now and the Linux team is working intensively on drivers for hardware acceleration. Why do we care about this? Quite a few spo-comm customers who rely on the KUMO series for high-end graphics applications work with Linux. And the latest model, the KUMO V with a dedicated Nvidia Turing graphics card, is ready to be presented at ISE in February.

No support: The end of Windows 7

As previously announced, Microsoft released the last security updates for Windows 7 SP1 systems on January 14, 2020. As a result, hardware and software manufacturers will no longer support the popular operating system in the future. If you continue to work with Windows 7, you and your applications are exposed to high security risks, so switching to Windows 10 or another operating system should be considered as soon as possible. If you are in a company environment and a software change is definitely not possible at the moment, Microsoft's Extended Security Update Program (ESU)  offers an opportunity.

The interesting alternative: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

If you are looking for the right operating system and are searching for a simple, inexpensive software solution that can be perfectly adapted to your needs, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise might be the one. spo-comm now offers this in three versions: BASIC, ON and OFF. With the BASIC package, which costs no surcharge, customers receive a raw image in the standard languages German and English. With the ON version, the display language is freely selectable and we update the update status quarterly so that the Mini-PC is ready for use immediately after delivery. If you want to make sure that your application runs smoothly and that no updates get in its way, you should choose the OFF package. Here the updates are completely deactivated. The language is also freely selectable. In addition, programs such as Cortana, OneDrive and XBOX-Network, which are not required for the majority of industrial applications, are removed in the latter two variants.

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What’s new? Linux for Turing and new packages for Windows 10 IoT

The start of the new decade begins with finally saying farewell to Windows 7. If you still don't know where your software journey is leading you, you may find a new destination with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. Meanwhile, Nvidia is showing unusual frankness.