"For many networked consumer products, a Raspberry Pi is a popular option; however, for timing-critical or harsh environments, NetBurner modules are a better, more reliable choice. NetBurner supports all standard Internet protocols and features on top of a real-time preemptive operating system - unlike the non-deterministic Pi. Add to this an industrial temperature rating, which was especially important in this airborne communications application."
Mark Oberman, Principal Engineer at OBE Systems, Inc. goes on to describe this airborne particular application and how it worked out.
As folks in the Northern Hemisphere have begrudgingly noticed, days are getting shorter, summer is officially over -- and to our friends down under, please don’t rub it in as you head out to the beach. It is certainly fitting that the winner of our 2017 Summer Giveaway Challenge is a product designed to specifically monitor the charge status of a variety of solar photovoltaic systems. What we love best is that the winner really utilizes a great breadth of NetBurner’s Serial to Ethernet Web Server capability too!