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.
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