Raspberry Pi 2

Next-generation low-cost computer board on show at KITE

Press release for RS Components – Kite

RS showcases the Raspberry Pi 2 at the KITE exhibition

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is exhibiting at the KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) in Durban from the 9th to the 12th of June 2015 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to have a peek at the next-generation low-cost mini-computer board, the Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry 2 multiplies performance and delivers more than six times the processing power and twice the memory of previous models.

The new generation credit card sized computer board  has significantly upgraded capabilities, with faster processor cores and double memory capacity, including the Broadcom BCM2836 application processor that contains a powerful ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU running at 800MHz.

The increase in processing power makes it a sure favourite of hobbyists, hackers, students, home application developers and businesses who are able to design the product in at the core of their businesses as it will enable them to develop more powerful applications that will run faster.

The Raspberry Pi was initially developed with the idea of increasing the number of students interested in the computer science field when they get to University level, by generating an interest in the subject from an early age. The success of the product far exceeded every expectation.  The product is now not only used in business or for hobbyists but is also being used for skill development purposes and to help young children learn to do maths, or for science and technology projects on top of teaching young children how to program.

RS has played an important part in the adoption of the first generation Raspberry Pi platform by many users in academic and consumer circles, as well as industrial applications as they are a key distributor and promoter of the product across the globe. The company’s online resource and design support for engineers, DesignSpark, often includes information, tips or updates on the Pi which users find very useful.

The Raspberry Pi 2 can be ordered via the RS website at www.rsonline.co.za.

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2

About RS Components

RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.


With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.

RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process.  The RS catalogue, available at www.rsonline.co.za, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications.  Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice.  Order placement is easily facilitated through www.rsonline.co.za, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter.  Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rsonline.co.za


Press Office:                                                               

Tanya Erasmus

Marketing Communications Manager

RS Components South Africa


+27 11 691 9345