I am currently working on a project for one of my companies customers who is producing security equipment. We are now very close to define the hardware platform used for production and the Intel Edison made it onto the top of the list.
Why? Well firstly because of it’s nice form-factor, the ability to run ResinOS and the on-board WiFi + flash memory. But also because of the customer can tell his customers that there is an “Intel Inside”.
In terms of computation power it surely has more than enough - especially for our project.
I have been making quite some tests - also comparing the Intel Edison with Raspberry Pi (Compute Module would be a desired device for production).
The Edison was and is doing fine. But there are a lot of questions unanswered. Some of them are mainly there (I think) because of the fact that there is such a lack of documentation, blogposts, projects which are about the Intel Edison - and there isn’t such a large community like you have with the Raspberry.
So before I proceed would really like to know from the Resin-Team (I don’t want to notify 43 people so I am not directing this to someone) if they have experiences with the Edison.
What you think. Is the Edison a good choice? (in terms of quality, availability, resin-future-support, not project-depending stuff)
How long can I expect the Edison to be supported by Resin.io / ResinOS?
Might it be a better choice switching to Samsung Artik - but hey! I don’t really like those boards since in their documentation they do not even mention SPI - What the?
Really I appreciate any help I can get since this is a larger scale project and a wrongly chosen platform is a bad thing.