I'm trying to get into 60% of the uk market is trend that's a hard market place to make a change in
I couldn't agree more. They have spent a great deal of money in getting consultants to spec their equipment and are very fussy over who they sell their equipment to.
The main reason for selecting the Pi was a simple cost thing and Linux I all ready have a working demo box with a costly embedded Linux option at over 200 pounds the module
The Pi might be okay in the short term but is it going to be fast enough?
What do you think the maximum I/O count will be for one Pi?
Would open sourcing both the hardware and software enable you greater traction in the marketplace?
There are a few people out there making their own controls for their own OEM products. I certainly know Swegon have developed their own.
I'm not at all knocking what you are trying to do. It sounds a great project and you have at least given it a good amount of thought.
I had a look at your Yoctopuce website.
The modules need to be DIN rail mountable and I would suggest that they plug together to expand your I/O. As I understand it you need to have a USB cable from every module... That would be a nightmare in a panel.
NinjaBlocks is a no go for BMS. If your internet connection goes down you loose all your control. Not good!