Dell Enters Embedded PC Market with New Embedded Box PCs, Helping Smart Systems Connect to the Internet of Things
Date : 2/23/2016
Dell today announced the launch of its first purpose-built industrial PC (IPC) products, Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series, aimed at taking the embedded PC market mainstream. Available this summer, the products are fanless, ruggedized and built to provide customers fast time to market. With a long history of rugged engineering innovation and extensive experience in OEM Solutions, the products expand Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio. Dell will bring the benefits of short lead times, enterprise-class lifecycle, stability, service and support to customers who may be underserved by current embedded solutions.
Embedded computing is now everywhere. According to a Technavio study, the embedded systems market was valued at more than $11 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $23.10 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of almost 15 percent. Organic growth is being fueled by falling component costs, improved power efficiencies, increasing business ROI needs and demand from the IoT. However, the reality of long lead times, low device reliability, limited scalability, lack of security and manageability options and limited support hinder the development of the market. "Customers have consistently told us that current embedded solutions do not meet the level of cost-effective sophistication, scale and support they need for these to be a critical, reliable component of their operations," said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Commercial IoT Solutions, Dell. "Along with our new embedded products that can be ordered in quantities from one to thousands, Dell will bring our established business heritage to this new market: global scale, end-to-end IT and OT security portfolio, flexible payment solutions, strong customization and award-winning service and support."
Dell’s Embedded Box PCs are fanless, important as the fan is the often most common component failure in embedded use cases, and also ideal for environments that require little noise. They are highly reliable devices that can be used "headless" or with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Flexible and powerful, with extensive wired and wireless input/output (I/O) options, they run on Intel® processors. The 3000 Series is powered by Intel® Atom™ processors and designed for space-constrained applications, such as retail kiosks, automated vending devices and vehicles.
The 5000 Series is optimized for performance and I/O scalability. Powered by Intel® Core™ processors, it includes two PCI/PCIe card slots for adaptability. It provides high-bandwidth ideal for industrial PC and IoT use cases (multi-HD video streaming apps and high frequency sensor data sources) as well as manufacturing and automation control.
Mark Taylor, president, OEM Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics, said, "Dell’s technology strength and commitment to excellence matches our vision for the OEM and independent software vendor (ISV) marketplaces incredibly well. We are delighted to work with Dell and look forward to continued growth together."
"Security and reliability are of the utmost importance to embedded PC customers," said Jon Melamut, VP of Commercial Devices Operations at Canonical Ltd. "We are very excited to partner with Dell as they launch the Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series with Ubuntu Desktop, which provides software security and reliability to match that of Dell's hardware."
Chet Hullum, general manager of Industrial Solutions at Intel, said, "The Dell Embedded Box 3000 and 5000 Series Embedded Box PCs based on the 6th gen Intel® Core™ Processor family and Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family are designed to bridge the data needs of traditional operational technology with the manageability demands of information technology. The result is a solution that meets the needs of industrial and IoT customers."
The Embedded Box PC's will be available in select countries in summer 2016 starting at USD $1,099 and $1,699. Learn more online at www.dell.com/embedded.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell takes a pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) by building on the equipment and data you already have, and leveraging your current technology investments, to quickly and securely enable analytics-driven action. With a comprehensive solution portfolio including edge gateways and powerful analytics tools, Dell reduces the complexity, lowers the risk and increases the speed of deploying IoT initiatives. For more information, visit www.dell.com/IoT.
1Technavio Global Embedded Systems Computer Market Report
2Available in late Summer 2016.