I initially started with an old desktop system that I had laying around and it got the job done. However it was noisy, had rotating parts and would at some point in the future would fail. I looked for alternatives and the “Quantum Byte” from Azulle Tech seemed to be a good solution for the task at hand. I don’t host a big room, rather I connect into other rooms so I would not need a lot of processing to fan-out a UDP stream to multiple participants. All I am intending to run on the system is Wires-X so a dual core intel Atom with 2Gb of memory and 32gb of storage would be more than enough.
Products from Amazon.com
Azulle Quantum Byte Fanless Mini Desktop PC (Windows 10 Home, Intel Atom Z3735F, 2GB RAM+32GB storage)Price: $140.00Was: $159.99
I picked mine up from Amazon, the advert indicated that Windows 8 came pre installed. On receipt Windows 10 Home was actual installed which has not been an issue.
- 3.6 Watts power consumption compared to around 90 watts for the Dell desktop. Subtracting the cost of the windows license it will pay for itself within a year alone on power savings.
- Includes a Windows 10 Home license.
- Note Windows 10 Home does not provide RDP (Remote desktop) support. This is easily fixed with an RDP Wrapper Library available on GitHub.
- With the provided jumper installed the box will auto start when applied power. See the Azulle support site for full details.
73 Until the next time, Jay