IoT Business Solutions for Smart Retail

ASUS IoT makes it easier for integrators to deploy smart retail solutions, with a rich product portfolio addressing desktop terminals, all-in-one terminals or kiosks.

ASUS IoT embraces the latest CPU platforms and offers products in a wide range of form factors to cater to different retail terminals. Whether you need high performance digital signage with multiple connections, or a dedicated power saving POS terminal, ASUS IoT will have a solution.

Smart Retail Applications

Digital Signage & Kiosk

All our retail motherboardss have multi-display output and COM / USB for expansion devices for reliable performance.

Recommended Product:
H310I-IM-A R2.0

  • Multi USB & COM
  • Multi Display
  • Advanced I/O for connectivity
  • Seven years longevity

POS Terminals

Upgrade your payment environment for a better customer experience by our POS dedicated board with security and flexibility.

Coming Soon:

  • Multi USB & COM
  • Triple Display
  • DC out for extra monitor
  • MSR/RFID reader for card payment
  • RJ11 for cash drawer

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New Partnership: ASUS IoT

Solid State Supplies Announces UK Partnership with ASUS IoT

– Close collaboration will accelerate distribution of ASUS IoT industrial motherboards, edge computers and AI solutions into new markets

Redditch, UK: Solid State Supplies today announced that it has joined the ASUS IoT Alliance Program for the collaboration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development and solutions. By becoming a partner, Solid State Supplies – a UK-headquartered distributor focusing on electronic and manufacturing markets – will be able to address more opportunities and fulfil a more diverse range of customer needs in the IIoT and AI era. ASUS IoT and Solid State Supplies aim for close cooperation to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of IoT and cloud applications, and to achieve a win-win partnership with the whole industry.

As an experienced and trusted distributor, Solid State Supplies offers customers outstanding levels of commercial and technical support. It also has particular expertise in end-to-end IoT solutions using modules, finished products and cloud connectivity.

ASUS IoT has always been an innovator in the development of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms and works closely with its partners to offer a comprehensive range of high-quality, high-performance industrial computers for the different vertical markets.

This expanded relationship opens the ASUS IoT distribution network within UK and Ireland, offering all partners easy access to the ASUS IoT line up of industrial motherboards, edge computers and AI solutions, plus the ability to benefit from Solid State Supplies’ market-leading technical support and value-added services – creating a one-stop-shop solution.

“All of us at Solid State Supplies are delighted to be expanding our relationship with ASUS IoT,” said John Macmichael, Managing Director of Solid State Supplies. “As a leader within the IoT field we are constantly looking for dynamic, innovative partners and the solutions that ASUS IoT can bring to bear are market leading. With its focus on automation, healthcare, hospitality and retail and the strong blend of hardware, firmware and software, ASUS IoT has the ability to add value to almost every IoT application.”

“In order to provide the service that our customers demand, we continue to build on a world-class network of partners established over years,” said Casper Lee, Regional Sales Director of ASUS. “System Integrators, solution providers, technology partners, software providers, value-added resellers and our colleagues in local companies throughout the world support our range of services and our quality standards. Solid State Supplies is our newest partner in this network. The company provides excellent services for vendors and resellers and we are looking forward to working with its team.”

Find out more about ASUS IoT here or

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New Partnership: TT Electronics

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with industrial IoT specialist TT Electronics.

TT’s Speed to Connect is an end-to-end IoT framework that seamlessly delivers hardware, connectivity, infrastructure and user experience solutions, out-of-the-box and with minimal programming required. Rapid IoT deployment is critical to project success; Speed to Connect is scalable, flexible and secure, and enables customers to deploy IoT solutions faster, smarter and more cost effectively than ‘going it alone’.

Speed to Connect features Bluetooth devices that sense and measure temperature, humidity, lighting and movement to remotely detect problems or trigger automated processes, as well as the S-2CONNECT ® smart hub using the latest GNSS and LTE technology which can be used as an asset tracker, smart home gateway or industrial smart hub.

Solid State Supplies has a team of IoT industry experts who specialise in accelerating time to market. We guide customers through the IoT landscape step by step, resulting in the design and delivery of complete IoT solutions from sensor to cloud.

TT Electronics’ sales director described Solid State Supplies as a “technically focused, demand creating distributor” with a “long history of success in IoT, whilst having the capability to help us reach new markets”. He added that the partnership is “another significant step . . .  to deliver IoT solutions that enable digitalisation and realise connectivity roadmaps for OEMs”.

Solid State Supplies’ IoT technology director, Scott A. Brenton added: “We guide customers through the IoT landscape step by step, resulting in the design and delivery of complete IoT solutions from sensor to cloud. As a franchised distributor . . .  our industrial IoT solutions portfolio includes communication devices, modules, and cloud-based platforms . . . to build . . . IoT solution or realise a faster time to market with a more modular or board-level approach”.

Speak to one of our experts to find out more about TT Electronics and implementing smart cost-effective connectivity in your systems. Find out more about TT Electronics here.

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The New Robustel R1511

Robustel R1511 Lite-Industrial IoT Router

Robustel has announced the release of the R1511 Lite-Industrial IoT Router. The Robustel R1511 is part of the R1510 series; a range of powerful Industrial routers that deliver high-speed, wireless connectivity for IoT devices, with automatic failover to ensure ultimate stability and reliability.

The Robustel R1511 is a cost-effective 2G/3G/4G/LTE router with a dual Ethernet port (LAN + WAN), paired with advanced software functionalities, making it the ideal choice for entry-level IoT gateways suitable for most industries.


  • Dual Ethernet and choice of RS232 or RS485 port
  • Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP Gateway built-in
  • Ethernet, Wifi and 4G internet connection options with auto-failover
  • Free cloud management platform: Robustel Cloud Manager Service (RCMS)
  • Fully programmable Linux environment with excellent SDK Documentation
  • ‘Smart Reboot’ for enhanced roaming SIM management
  • RobustVPN provides fixed IP address on ANY SIM card
  • Full SMS control for diagnosis and recovery from data network problems
  • Very small footprint for space-constrained applications
  • Wall-mount and DIN-rail mounting options available

Robustel R1511-P Embedded 4G/LTE Router

The R1511P is a cost-effective small footprint board. It offers Ethernet WAN, Wifi WAN and 4G WAN interfaces that can all be independently configured in our powerful onboard Operating System – RobustOS.

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Order Now: Digi ConnectCore® 8X

The new  Digi ConnectCore® 8X System-on-Module (SoM) is now available to order

The Digi ConnectCore® 8X SoM is a highly integrated system-on-module solution based on the NXP i.MX 8X with scalable dual/quad-core performance. The Digi CC8X is ideal for IoT applications, including – but not limited to – Industrial, Medical, Transportation and Agricultural markets.

The compact sized module includes WiFi, BT, USB port, Digi XBee® RF connector and cellular connectivity options, multi-display/camera and audio support, external storage and expansion connectors. 


  • Industrial i.MX 8X quad/dual-core SoM and SBC platform family
  • Digi SMTplus® form factor (40 mm x 45 mm) for ultimate reliability and design freedom
  • Power management with both hardware and software support for low-power designs
  • Multi-display and camera capabilities with hardware acceleration
  • Pre-certified dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 and Bluetooth® 5 connectivity
  • Seamless cellular modem and Digi XBee® 3 integration
  • Cloud and edge-compute services integration
  • Built-in device security with Digi TrustFence®
  • Yocto Project® Linux® and Android™ support

Speak to one of our team for more information and order now.

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Energy Harvesting for Low-Power IoT Devices

The demand for IoT devices that does not require battery replacement or plug-in recharging is increasing; battery replacement or plug-in recharging simply costs time and money. The solution ‘Energy Harvesting’ is becoming more popular – this is the recharging of IoT devices wirelessly by its surrounding ambient sources.

The main benefits of Energy Harvesting include:

  • Reducing battery replacement cost
  • Reducing the storage element size
  • Allowing additional features

Energy Harvesting is setting new standards for the industry as the number of companies shifting their devices to this breakthrough technology is growing. E-peas’ Ambient Energy Managers (AEM family) are suitable for Industrial, Smart Argriculture, e-Health, Security, Society and Wearables, Home Automation, Retail, and Mobility Applications.

e-peas has teamed up with SODAQ for a webinar to show potential customers how Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting can be implemented in Animal Tracking Tag Cases in Smart Agriculture.

What will the webinar cover?

  • Principle of evaluating the energy balance before design implementation
  • SODAQ’s approach to achieving low-power consumption on IoT edge devices and how these concepts came into play in developing the “mOOvement” Cattle Tracker. SODAQ’s low-power philosophy synergized with the e-peas AEM10941 lead to a fully autonomous cattle tracking solution that delivers real-time location data to free-range cattle farmers.

The webinar was held on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 10:00 GMT/11:00 CET.

Microchip: CryptoAuth Trust Platform Development Kit

The CryptoAuth Trust Platform Development Kit is the newest addition to Microchip’s CryptoAuthentication evaluation kits. This kit is designed to help explore and implement IoT solutions with a pre-provisioned ATECC608A Trust&GO, pre-configured TrustFLEX and fully customisable TrustCUSTOM products.

The Trust&GO and TrustFLEX products are an easy way to add hardware security to IoT Cloud solutions, accessory authentication, IP Protection, and firmware verification. When these kits are paired the Microchip development tools and Microchip provisioning systems, all project sizes – including low volume – can easily and readily implement secure authentication into applications. Provides a physical overview of connections, components and switch settings implemented on the board are provided in the user guide.

The CryptoAuth Trust Platform consists of ATSAMD21E18A that is the main MCU – which is pre-programmed with Microchip`s Secure Product Group (SPG) kit protocol. This protocol is responsible of the communication between the CryptoAuthentication devices and the host MCU over the USB HID interface. The data transfer between the secure elements and the host MCU is indicated by the Status LED.

Each of the secure element has a different I2C address that enables its communication with the host MCU hence eliminating line contention issues.


  • ATSAMD21E18A Host MCU pre-programmed with kit Protocol Firmware 
  • 3 Secure Elements:
    – Trust&GO – ATECC608A-TNGTLS
    – TrustFLEX – ATECC608A-TFLXTLS Prototype 
  • Debugger helps to read the debug information from the MCU
  • A dual port USB Hub that passes data between upstream and downstream devices
  • Compatible with Microchip Development Platforms – MPLABX and Atmel Studio 7
  • Kit name identified by software as CryptoAuth Trust Platform
  • USB connector for easy connection to the PC 
  • DIP Switches for easy switching of the SDA lines between the on-board devices and mikroBUS
  • Supports mikroBUS for easy connection to MikroElectronika add-on boards
  • Supports I2C for the secure elements and I2C, SPI and UART for the mikroElectronica add-on boards.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 Operating System for use with MPLABX or Atmel Studio 7
  • Linux of Windows for use with Python tools 
  • Python 3 or Later 

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2JWIFI12 Antenna

‘Use some gain to remove the pain’

Richard Bethell, Technical Director at Solid State Supplies:

Installing a wireless-based solution can be a lot of hassle when you can’t make the distance within a good margin. However, the new 2JWIFI12 antenna promises great performance, making it a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card for the deployment of long range 2.4 & 5Ghz based wireless systems. If you’re looking for performance, we may have the answer.

The 2JWIFI12 is recommended for – but not limited to – the following applications:

  • Connecting to an Industrial style router to give Wi-Fi access across a large Industrial site
  • Point-to-point building communication for Wi-Fi
  • Greater Wi-Fi access in large buildings such as hospitals and government buildings
  • Extending the range of Wi-Fi in homes to give extended access in your garden or outdoor pursuits centre; where cellular connectivity isn’t available when using a laptop or tablet
  • Extending the range of any 2.4Ghz radio network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee
  • The 2JWIFI12 antenna also support 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi

Solid State Supplies also offer a host of communications solutions in module and box form for seamless global connectivity full details are available.

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NEW: Plug-and-Play Solutions Catalogue

There is a growing interest in the value of data; developing hardware from bottom-up will continue to play a vital role in the industry however the demand for ‘Plug-and-Play’ products to reduce time-to-market is increasing.

Here at Solid State Supplies, our team of experts will always be at hand to assist customers in technical design, but for other customers who are interested in ‘finished products’, we present our ‘Plug-and-Play Solutions’ catalogue.

These products do not require any PCB to use. In this new catalogue, we present the most up-to-date, fully featured parts in each of the product series (other variants available upon request).

Click here to view the Plug-and-Play Catalogue

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IoThink: Custom IoT Monitoring & Analysing Software

IoThink Solutions is an IoT company offering fully customisable software to remotely control, monitor and analyse data, equipment and environments to support various smart technologies. Founded in 2016 by Julien Dalmasso (CEO), Jérémy Mirouf (CTO) and Antoine Feldner (Head of Project Management department), using the ‘KHEIRON IoT Suite’, IoThink provides the tools needed to build bespoke IoT platforms which are compatible with a wide range of market sensors, and are adaptable to many applications to meet numerous requirements.

KHEIRON IoT Suite Features

  • KHEIRON Studio IoThink’s integrated development environment (IDE) to create your own dashboard
  • KHEIRON Service Platform web version to monitor your equipment and analyse your data
  • KHEIRON Mobile on iOS & Android

KHEIRON IoT Suite was named after the centaur Kheiron from Ancient Greece mythology, also represented by the constellation Sagittarius. According to Greek mythology, Kheiron was the wisest and most skillful of the centaurs, so much so that he was the master of many ancient heroes. He was not only recognised for his knowledge, but above all for his ability to restitute knowledge and transmit it. This is what the IoT platform, Kheiron IoT Suite, does.

Why Choose IoThink Solutions?

  • The platform is agnostic; it already works with more than 15 communication protocols and connectivity networks (Sigfox, Lora WAN, NB-IoT, LTE-M, 3G,4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, HTTPS, MQTTS, etc.)
  • IoThink has created more than 1000s of use cases to date – more than 100 of these are already available in their public library of dashboards
  • The platform is multi-tenant – specific rights and roles can be assigned to administrators, technicians, etc.
  • IoThink can integrate any type of sensor, tracker or machine to the KHEIRON platform; their developers have already created more than 500 decoders. If a customer cannot find a device in the public library, they simply need to submit the technical information (payload) and IoThink engineers will do the integration for the customer
  • KHEIRON Service Platform is available both on the web and on mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • The entire solution is available in White Label
  • KHEIRON Studio allows you to quickly design your own dashboard (create custom Digital Twins) using the ‘Drag & Drop’ system and a toolbox with widgets
  • Finally, users can create alerts by email, SMS and push notifications (on mobile devices) and generate reports that can be exported (in PDF, Excel or images)


IoThink Solutions already addresses various markets so it can help any type of business (from start-ups, SMBs, international corporations, etc.) and public organisations to accelerate their digital transformation and increase their ROI.

IoThink can assist any IoT project in the fields of: Smart Energy, Smart Building, Smart City, Smart Industry, Smart Retail, Smart Agriculture and Smart Logistics.

Ideal for

Device makers, machine builders, system integrators, network operators, OEMs, facility managers, solution providers, etc.

Partnership with Solid State Supplies

IoThink software solutions is a highly complementary service to Solid State Supplies’ hardware and support offerings. We recently partnered with IoThink to strengthen our complete IoT solutions.

Speak to one of our team to see what end-to-end IoT solutions can benefit your business.

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