A20-OLinuXino OSHW Linux computer is doing hard 24/7 work at Mining industry


Noac Engineering is Bulgarian company which makes engineering automation, GPS fleet tracking, dispatching and monitoring systems in one very specific niche: the Mining industry.

There are working *huge* machines which cost *a lot of money*:


and work in *extreme* conditions:



to optimizing their work is something which pays off very quickly!

Every hour of non working cost lot $$$ so they should run 24/7 in the best optimized way possible.

This is how the control room looks like:


NOAC engineering has chosen to use OLinuXino for their systems running Debian.

They put OLinuXino in the vehicles, so they had to make metal robust box to protect the board from dust, vibrations, shocks etc. as these machines works in really hostile environments.



Needles to say the boards run 24/7 non-stop.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karme
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:08:06

    want to buy such a box 🙂


  2. 99guspuppet
    Jan 14, 2016 @ 02:43:27

    Kudos to Olimex


  3. LinuxUser
    Jan 15, 2016 @ 02:32:07

    Whoa, I can see gkrellm monitoring … huge excavator. Looks funny :).

    P.S. I guess similar enclosure can make sense for use cases like home automation/monitoring and various advanced control things.


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  5. stan
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 16:33:02

    The box costs almost the price of A-20 inside 🙂 Because of individual manufacturing. But we save so much, using A-20, so we could afford iron case 🙂


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