Reindeer Herders connected by Proteus

Eurotech’s PROTEUS embedded single board computer is successfully helping to connect the nomadic Sámi herders of Northern Sweden with friends, family and the outside world.

Based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor, the PROTEUS combines flexibility and high performance with exceptionally low power consumption, characteristics that are proving invaluable for an exciting communications project taking place in a wild and challenging region of Swedish Laponia; the Padjelanta National Park.

Kerry Hartnett explained that PROTEUS has provided the project with many significant benefits. “We selected the Eurotech PROTEUS board for its low power Intel Atom processor and its large array of peripheral connections. The Eurotech team has also provided us with invaluable technical support, including taking on board our requirements for utilising the PROTEUS Real Time Clock (RTC) in a BIOS release to enable us to run advanced power management scripts, to better take advantage of power from the solar panels.”

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