As well as the off-the-shelf products G2 sells, we are frequently commissioned to build Mini or Rack PC appliances for specific purposes. We term these requests “project builds” and they are often the best route to ensuring hardware is precisely matched to the purpose you have in mind for it. When there’s such a lot of choice already available, it’s often not clear what the benefits are of going this route. Here are the five most common benefits which tend to influence if this direction is right:
- No compromise on build
Sometimes, the mix of options available to you in an off-the-shelf product don’t measure up and you end up compromising. With a project build, quite literally anything is possible. Together we can evaluate what you need and match what goes into the machine to your exact requirements, without wasting money on unnecessary components. You’ll have the chance to tailor everything from motherboard to operating system.
- Change the inside and out
A project build isn’t restricted to the internal specification of the machine either; we can custom build cases and change the physical size of the machine based upon how it will be used or where it will be located. We can even modify the design to factor in other important functional attributes like acoustics or resistance to the elements. We’ve previously built machines for all sorts of environments including yachts, all-terrain vehicles, interactive restaurant tables and much more.
- A better end-user experience
Having a machine perfectly suited to your application ultimately means you’ll deliver a better experience for your users – whether that’s performance, reliability, graphics or any other consideration that’s important. You might end up conceding on this when you’re working within the confines of off-the-shelf options, as whilst choice can be plentiful it still doesn’t guarantee the match you might be looking for. Likewise, there’ll be less chance of failure in operation if the specification is spot on, and you’ll have confidence that the machine will work straight out of the box every time.
- The chance to personalise the machine
If you’ve created your own software and you’re looking for a Mini or Rack PC as a host appliance, there’s a good chance you’ll want the machine to reflect your company branding. We can do just this, including adding your corporate livery, altering case colour and changing display lights used.
- Same Warranty coverage
Just like our off-the-shelf machines, your project build is covered by our Standard 2-year return to base warranty. However, if you required a longer warranty term or onsite cover we can look at a bespoke warranty cover just for your application. It means you can confidently commission machines safe in the knowledge that you’ll receive the same levels of support in the event of a problem.
We’ve delivered countless project builds and accordingly have an extensive library of blueprints to call upon depending on the type of machine you’re looking for. It means project builds are informed by past experiences to create tailored options in a fraction of the time.