Raspberry Pi 3 Now Available to Order from RS Components and Allied Electronics: Latest Generation Low-Cost Computer Board

OXFORD, United Kingdom--()--RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now available to order at http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi and http://www.alliedelec.com/raspberry-pi/. The latest generation of Raspberry Pi incorporates a powerful 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor to deliver significantly enhanced performance, as well as offering integrated Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity as standard for Internet of Things (IoT) development projects.

“We unveiled the third-generation Raspberry Pi four years to the day after the launch of the original Raspberry Pi board on February 29, 2012”

"We unveiled the third-generation Raspberry Pi four years to the day after the launch of the original Raspberry Pi board on February 29, 2012,” said Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi. “It also marks the four-year anniversary of our highly successful relationship with RS and Allied, which have played a significant role in its success as leading and trusted sources of products, technologies and information for professional engineers, hobbyists and those looking to make their first steps into the work of programming.”

“Raspberry Pi has taken another important step in its evolution,” said Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer at Electrocomponents. “Based on the robust and well proven combination of hardware and software of the Raspberry Pi platform, this latest generation board delivers even more processing power together with embedded wireless connectivity, plus software to make it easy for businesses or individuals to develop applications for the Internet of Things. RS and Allied are honoured to once again embark upon another new chapter as a distribution partner for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.”

About RS Components and Allied Electronics

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.


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