Build reliable industrial strength workstations, servers and cloud computing solutions with Raspberry Pi. BitScope Blade offers robust power & mounting for Raspberry Pi, HATs, Displays and BitScope. It is available in three editions: Uno Pi, Duo Pi and Quattro Pi. They work with BitScope, Raspberry Pi Zero, A+, B+, 2 & 3. BitScope Blade Family, Power & Mounting for Raspberry Pi & (optionally) a HAT.
BitScope Blade is a Blade Server solution built using Raspberry Pi designed for Physical Computing. Raspberry Pi is a very reliable physical computing platform when powered correctly. BitScope Blade 04, Quattro Pi, Power & Mounting for four Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi not included). The key to using it in embedded, industrial and server applications is to have a rugged reliable power & convenient mounting solution for one or more Raspberry Pi in racks and other industrial configurations.
BitScope Blade is tailor made to offer this in a range of cost effective blade boards. Whether it's a rack full of Raspberry Pi to build low cost cloud platforms, build farms or test, measurement and data acquisition systems, or even just a single Raspberry Pi and optional HAT, BitScope Blade offers a range of unique solutions.
BitScope Blade is capable of delivering up to 4A current and is compatible with DC power sources ranging from 9V to 48V. Almost any deployment scenario will work because BitScope Blade supports most common DC power sources. While BitScope Blade started life as Blade Server for Raspberry Pi it has since evolved into a full range of power, mounting and deployment solutions for Raspberry Pi, HATs, the Raspberry Pi Display and of course, Bitscope.
it's not too clear what the kit includes and I suppose as it is a new brand product (not yet distributed and only available on the bitscope.com site) they are trying to see the impact of this new Pi usage in a more professional/industrial environment. You can see more on what is exactly the entire product series here: Raspberry Pi gets a Blade!
In my opinion, in this phase it is no matte of what version(s) of the blade the kit includes. With a couple of Pi (or more) I think that any test can be done. Reading on the characteristics, easy of use, reliability, connectors quality, powering system and rack mounting are at least the minimal bare tests that a roadtest will include. There are already some projects on the run using multiple Pi and the blade product; you can take inspiration from them. Take a look to the one of Workshopshed, I consider particularly interesting: Building a Render Farm with a Bitscope Blade Quatro - Hardware
BTW, as far as I know roadtesters are selected based on their enrolling proposal. I man it's the proponent that should suggest a good idea on how he plan to use the product if selected.
I can't even work out what's being road-tested here?
What exactly is included in the package on offer and what does the tester need to provide for themselves?