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PRODUCT NEWS: Rugged Raspberry Pi Gateway on the Edge

Hilscher has joined forces with the Raspberry Pi 3 world by launching an Edge Gateway that is fully compatible with Raspberry Pi architectures. Called “netPI” it’s a ruggedized Raspberry Pi platform that includes features specifically intended for the industrial manufacturing environment.  Chief among these are Real Time Ethernet ports supporting PROFINET and EtherNet/IP, making it suitable for Cloud, IIoT and Industry 4.0 projects. 


netPI RTE 3 features a secure infrastructure that conforms to Cyber Security Standard IEC 62443 for Industrial Automation and Control Systems. It boasts a rugged enclosure and a hardened circuit board design and can utilize a Docker host for container-insulated applications. It includes an I/O expansion slot, plus digital I/O, analog 0-10V inputs, an RFID Interface, and a 52-pin header evaluation board. netPI RTE 3 is available through Amazon HERE


Phil Marshall, CEO Hilscher North America said: “Our netIOT Edge Gateway family is already highly successful. It’s aimed at professional engineers and higher-end modules are being used in projects around the world.  We recognize however that many professionals are also applying modern devices like the Raspberry Pi in their applications. With its rugged design and Real-Time Ethernet support, Hilscher’s netPI meets the growing demand for Pi in industry”.  More on netPI