Seeed Studio Unveils the EdgeLogix-RPi-1000, an Industrial Raspberry Pi Controller with Touchscreen

4.3" touchscreen display offers an all-in-one industrial control and automation station, with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage.

Gareth Halfacree
14 days ago β€’ Internet of Things / HW101

Seeed Studio has launched another Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) board targeting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and this time it brings with it a wealth of input/output (IO) and a touchscreen user interface: the EdgeLogix-RPi-1000.

"Seeed has launched EdgeLogix-RPI-1000, which extends the widely developed series of the industrial controller," explains Seeed's Jena Liang in the company's announcement. "We would say Raspberry Pi could be a choice for the industry since it supports a huge network of connections among devices, remote monitoring, communicating with devices from different brands, embedded software systems, and dealing with tons of data."

Precise specifications for the EdgeLogix-RPi-1000 depend on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 board, which is inserted within, offering choices up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage plus the standard quad-core 64-bit Arm processor, Broadcom VideoCore VI graphics processor, and PCI Express support.

The carrier board for the system-on-module offers an impressive array of connectivity options: 24 isolated digital inputs and outputs, RS485, RS232, and no fewer than three gigabit Ethernet ports, a high-speed local bus, mini-PCI Express (mPCIe) slot for optional cellular and LoRaWAN radio modules, integrated dual-band Wi-Fi, and optional expansion modules that offer additional digital inputs and outputs and analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) inputs.

Everything is housed in a custom-designed ABS case, with the rear panel doubling as a hefty aluminum heatsink β€” while the front is dominated by a full-color 4.3" touchscreen display, designed to provide a human-machine interface (HMI) without the need for additional hardware.

The launch comes two weeks after Seeed announced another Raspberry Pi-powered edge device, the EdgeBox-RPi-200. Packing a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 inside, the EdgeBox-RPi-200 is also focused on the Industrial IoT and smart automation systems β€” but lacks the integrated display while having fewer inputs and outputs.

Seeed has also opened orders for the EdgeBox-ESP-100 Industrial Edge Controller, formerly known as the EdgeBox Lite, a more compact creation powered by an Espressif ESP32 microcontroller and offering CAN, RS485, and Ethernet connectivity alongside Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and 4G LTE cellular radios. "It supports analog input, effectively monitoring and controlling in a remote environment," the company claims, "[and is] ideal for PID control loops, logic sequencing control, or a gateway with flexible wireless and field sensors expansion."

The EdgeLogix-RPi-1000 is now available for pre-order at $459 with a 2GB CM4, $479 with a 4GB CM4, or $509 with an 8GB CM4; the EdgeBox-ESP-100 is currently in stock and shipping at $179. Volume discounts are available on all models for orders of 10 or more units.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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