Meet Premio At Automate 2024 | Booth #5467

About Automate

Automate is a renowned tradeshow revolving around the world of automation and gathers like-minded industry professionals to build an insightful networking experience. The Premio Team will be exhibiting at Automate 2024 to demonstrate how rugged AI edge computing is enabling real-time processing and powering smart IIoT devices for automation applications! Visit us at Booth 5467 to learn more! 

Date: May 6-9, 2024 
Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 
Booth #: 5467 

Major Trends for Industrial Computers in Automation  

1. Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by the integration of digital technologies into industrial processes to create "smart factories." Industrial computers play a central role in Industry 4.0 initiatives by enabling connectivity, data analytics, automation, and interoperability between machines and systems. Through technologies such as IoT, AI, robotics, and digital twins, Industry 4.0 aims to enhance productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in manufacturing and supply chain operations. 

2. Growth of IIoT and Edge AI 

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Edge AI are driving significant advancements in industrial automation by enabling real-time data processing, analysis, and decision-making at the edge of the network. The global market for IIoT was sized at over 544 billion U.S. dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow in the coming years, reaching some 3.3 trillion U.S. dollars by 2030 (Source: Statista).  

All these IIoT sensors and cameras require an edge computer to process, analyze, store, and relay mission-critical data for actionable insights. Premio has positioned itself as a leader in rugged edge computing to drive edge AI workloads for advanced industrial automation applications. From ultra-compact IoT gateways to fully loaded industrial GPU computers, and even new m.2 AI accelerators, Premio has identified and established a robust portfolio of rugged edge computers specialized for various automation deployment applications. 

3. IT/OT Convergence

The convergence of informational technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is critical to the advancement of Industry 4.0. Integrating both IT and OT into the automation sector has proven significant enhancements in productivity and efficiency. It eliminates the mundane, unnecessary, and in some cases, inaccurate workload of transferring data from one system to another. This convergence allows for interoperability of each system to communicate with one another for real-time data analytics and actionable insights. Industrial computers play a pivotal role in IT/OT convergence as they are the driving factors for low-latency communication between each system.   

Benefits of IT/OT Convergence:  

  • Enhanced data information flow  
  • Improved automation and visibility  
  • Efficient resource usage  
  • Improved adherence to regulatory standards 

4. Cybersecurity in Industrial Networks

As industrial systems become increasingly connected and digitized, ensuring the cybersecurity of industrial networks is paramount. Industrial computers are implementing robust cybersecurity measures to protect against cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, and unauthorized access. All our flagship industrial computers come standard with TPM 2.0 for hardware-based encryption. This ensures that the computer has not been tampered with at a system root level. For additional data security and redundancy, our EDGEBoost Nodes and Data Canisters offer hardware or software RAID and a safety lock mechanism. 

5. Wireless Connectivity for M2M Communication

In the realm of automation technology, wireless connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication plays a pivotal role in driving efficiency, flexibility, and even scalability. By enabling seamless communication between devices and systems without the constraints of physical connection, wireless connectivity revolutionizes the way automation processes are managed, controlled, and facilitated with real-time data exchange. This system connectivity empowers automation systems to adapt to dynamic operational requirements, optimize resource utilization, and enhance overall application productivity.  

At Premio, all our industrial computers are equipped with rich wireless connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6, 4G, LTE, and 5G From industrial robotics to smart factories and supply chain management systems, wireless connectivity serves as a cornerstone technology, enabling the realization of interconnected and intelligent automation systems.

Enabling the latest Automation Technologies by Industrial Edge Computers 


The emergence of edge computing has resulted in the development of advanced technologies such as edge computer/machine vision, edge AI, and robotics, empowering industries to achieve higher levels of efficiency, productivity, and quality assurance within the automation industry.  

  • Defect detection  
  • Optical sorting 
  • Collaborative Robotics 
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) 
  • Preventative maintenance 
  • AI-Powered Visual Inspection Systems 
  • 3D Scanning & Metrology Systems 
  • Safety precautions 

It is crucial to emphasize the importance of real-time processing in these applications, as any latency or signal integrity issues can cause bottlenecks on production or assembly lines. Since edge computers are deployed onto factory floors or in-vehicles, they must withstand harsh deployment conditions to provide reliable uptimes with minimal maintenance requirements. 

Learn more about our Automation Edge Computers >> 

Industrial Edge AI Computers For Smart Manufacturing & Supply Chain

The main takeaways at Automate are the latest technological innovations in manufacturing and automation technology. Advanced technologies such as edge computer, machine vision, edge AI, AGV solutions, and more are all pioneering possibilities of Industry 4.0 for the latest automative technology. Where does Premio position itself in this environment? All these innovations require some sort of edge computing solution to seamlessly process AI and analyze data. Our industrial computers are purpose-built to reliably deliver these necessary features to streamline edge AI in harsh factory settings with both Jetson and Intel architectures for both rugged and semi rugged environments.  

Just Released! x86 Semi-Rugged Industrial Computers

High-Performance Nvidia Jetson AI Edge Computer

High-Performance X86 Super Rugged
AI Edge Computers


Enabling HMI Automation For Real-Time Data Insights 

Monitor statuses, assess latency-sensitive data, and control machinery in a safe remote location with HMI touch panel PCs. With the rising count of IoT devices/sensors and demand for real-time data insights, HMIs have become a prominent solution to
consolidate data from various sensors into a single navigable screen. Our HMI solutions consolidate crucial information and display it all within a single screen for actionable insights. Premio’s line of HMI displays features remarkable durability and/or flexibility to meet various automation requirements.



Explore HMI Case Studies in the Real World 

Board-Level Building Blocks for Embedded Automation 

Offering unparalleled versatility and compactness is indispensable in embedded applic
ations within the technology world of automation. With a small form factor, low power consumption, and robust processing capabilities; Premio’s line of single board computers are the ideal integration into space-constrained environments with demanding industrial settings.

Industrial Power Redundancy Using Supercapacitor Technology

 Factory floors and other industrial environments are frequent to power instability and fluctuations. These abrupt power events can result in corrupted data and operational downtime. Premio’s ECO-1000 Series is a specialized UPS that leverages supercapacitor technology to reliably deploy in hazardous industrial environments.